University Certificate: Computers and Management Information Systems

Number of credits required from Athabasca University: 15 credits.

Maximum credit awarded in this program for prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) processes: 6 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to

  • demonstrate skills and knowledge related to management principles, techniques and tools essential to the application of computers and information systems in the business environment.
  • demonstrate an understanding in the role of a business professional with sophisticated understanding of trends and issues related to information systems, including how to align information systems with business goals, and the more technical aspects of information systems management.

Possible Career Options

  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Informatics Consultant
  • Informatics Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Business Analyst
  • Information Systems Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Information Technology (IT) Consultant
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) Analyst
  • Systems Auditor
  • Systems Consultant
  • Systems Security Analyst

Possible Further Education Options

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