Graduate Certificates


Graduate Certificates Overview

IT Management graduate certificates are ideal for professionals who don’t have time to complete a full-time graduate program yet desire a targeted set of specialized classes to help them offer additional value on their current job or be competitive in a new career.

Ways to Learn

100% Online with the Cohort

Allows you to work toward your degree anywhere and any time! If you are currently employed, place-bound, or facing other challenges to completing a traditional on-campus program, this is an easy and convenient way to take the next step in your professional career.

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With performance-based learning, students can progress rapidly through familiar subjects, then focus on new material. Whether you need a part-time or accelerated path through your graduate certificate, FlexIT Pro may be a practical and affordable solution.

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Joseph sitting at a desk holding a thumbs up. There is a computer on the deskWhile I was pursuing my Master’s degree, I decided to also take on Data Analytics Graduate Certificate at the same time. One of the many reasons why I decided to take this route was there is an opportunity to learn other coding languages such as R programming language, which coincides with my Cybersecurity Management major. Knowing myself, I like to accelerate through my studies very quickly. While I was going through this journey, it was a unique experience because every day when I woke up, I was in a groove to finish my courses as fast as I could while maintaining good grades for each of my classes.

- Joseph, MS-IT Management Alumni

 

Cybersecurity Management Graduate Certificate

Organizations of all sizes require skilled and knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals to effectively manage and protect their information assets. Industry leaders in any field will benefit from layering the cybersecurity skills in this certificate program to their current knowledge base.

  • IT 647: Cybersecurity Fundamentals - 4 credits
  • IT 657: Strategic IT Security - 4 credits
  • IT 667: Cybersecurity Risk Management - 4 credits
  • IT 677: Operations and Physical Security - 4 credits

Total Credits: 16

IT Data Management Graduate Certificate

The IT Data Management Certificate program was designed to address the industry's need for skilled and educated professionals in IT Data Management. IT Data Management gatekeepers in the modern workplace require knowledge of data platforms to support the business.

  • IT 682: Enterprise Analytics - 4 credits
  • IT 684: Approaches to Data Mining for IT Managers - 4 credits
  • IT 686: Approaches to Data Analytics for IT Managers - 4 credits
  • IT 688: Reporting Data and Analytics - 4 credits

Total Credits: 16

IT Management Graduate Certificate

It is important that IT managers be able to speak the information technology language as well as understand organizational needs, so that they may effectively provide a bridge between IT and the organization. The courses in this specialization will help leaders not only facilitate organizational change, but assist them in optimizing existing resources and anticipating emerging trends.

  • IT 632: Sustainable IT - 4 credits
  • IT 642: Strategic Management for IT - 4 credits
  • IT 657: Strategic IT Security - 4 credits
  • IT 682: Enterprise Analytics - 4 credits

Total Credits: 16

IT Leadership Graduate Certificate

This customized certificate features four classes from the administrative management and information technology areas of study. The IT Leadership Graduate Certificate is for professionals who don’t have time to complete a full time graduate program yet desire a few specialized classes to help them offer additional value on their current job or be competitive at a new job. The IT Leadership certificate program was designed to address the industry’s need for skilled and educated professionals in IT management. Leadership in the modern workplace requires agility to deal with highly complex situations.

  • ADMG 525: Global Managerial Communications - 4 credits
  • ADMG 531: Financial Analysis in IT Management - 4 credits
  • ADMG 545: Research and Statistical Analysis of Data - 4 credits
  • ADMG 571: Global Administrative Policy - 4 credits
  • ADMG 573: Global Supervision - 4 credits
  • ADMG 574: Global Project Management - 4 credits
  • ADMG 631: Organizational Development - 4 credits
  • ADMG 641: Innovative Growth - 4 credits
  • ADMG 654: Customer Relationship Management - 4 credits
  • ADMG 681: Social Informatics - 4 credits
  • IT 632: Sustainable IT - 4 credits
  • IT 642: Strategic Management for IT - 4 credits
  • IT 647: Cybersecurity Fundamentals - 4 credits
  • IT 657: Strategic IT Security - 4 credits
  • IT 667: Cybersecurity Risk Management - 4 credits
  • IT 677: Operations and Physical Security - 4 credits
  • IT 682: Enterprise Analytics - 4 credits
  • IT 684: Approaches to Data Mining for IT Managers - 4 credits
  • IT 686: Approaches to Data Analytics for IT Managers - 4 credits
  • IT 688: Reporting Data and Analytics - 4 credits

Total Credits: 16

Admission Requirements

IT Management requires the same admission criteria for the graduate certificates as they do for the full MS-IT Management degree. For a complete list of the application requirements for this program, visit the graduate admission requirements page.

How to Get Started

Review the application steps here.

Please note:

When you start the application, in order to route you to the correct application, you will need to answer three questions:

  1. Indicate whether you are from the United States or are an International student
  2. For "I am going to be a . . ." select "Graduate"
  3. Select the quarter you wish to begin your studies

After answering the above questions, your custom application link will appear.

If it is your first visit to the online application, you will need to click on the tab that says "Create Account". Once you have filled out and submitted the required information, you will receive your PIN. It will also be emailed to you.

When filling out the Program/Academic Information section, be sure to select "CWU-Online Programs" as your campus option.

The IT Management certificates will appear as options under "Intended Major".

 

Let us hear from you!

An advising phone call/phone interview is part of the application process. If you're considering this degree, please fill out the inquiry form below to get connected with a program specialist.

Fill out an inquiry form! 

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