Certificates

Analytics

The Certificate in Analytics provides students with essential skills in predictive analytics, machine learning and data management. The program helps professionals to develop or improve technical and quantitative skills for the analysis of large datasets and to gain hands-on experience using data mining software. At the end of the certificate students will have an understanding of machine learning techniques and will be able to derive practical solutions from data using analytics.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of five graduate courses selected from the list below. Students who do not have a background in statistical inference, linear algebra and programming will be required to take up to three introductory courses. After completing the certificate, students have the option of enrolling in the MS in Predictive Analytics degree and all courses from the certificate can be applied there.

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

The Post-Masters Certificate in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) selects critical courses from our graduate program in information security to allow working professionals to gain the knowledge they need to flourish in the GRC space. The certificate focuses on enterprise-level information security risk management, IT audit, and regulatory compliance. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, focus is put on how to develop an information security program; assess security risk in business processes; identify and implement a system of controls for security governance and regulatory compliance; plan and conduct IT audits; and develop business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Health Informatics

As health care system continue to integrate technology into the practice of medicine and medical research, the demand for professionals who understand both computing and health is increasing. The demand for qualified professionals at this intersection has left the health care industry with a deficit in workers. Professionals, called health informaticists, work in areas ranging from designing new and innovative technologies to support patients and health care workers, implementing new information technologies in health care systems, evaluating new medication systems for usability, and analyzing large amounts of health care data to inform medical research or quality improvement efforts.

Project Management

The Post-Masters Certificate in Project Management selects critical courses from our graduate program in Project Management so working professionals have the opportunity to master the skills and knowledge they need to manage an enterprise’s IT projects successfully. The certificate focuses on enterprise-level project activities starting with managing a single IT project then managing an IT program, the IT program management office ending with the IT project portfolio. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, focus is put on using the appropriate development methodology (waterfall or agile), developing project and program charters, performing stakeholder analysis to handle stakeholder relations, determining the appropriate project metrics, establishing and managing a successful enterprise project management office, using collaborative technologies for global programs and projects, and utilizing organizational change management to assure a successful IT implementation.

The Institute for Professional Development (IPD)

IPD offers a variety of intensive certificate programs designed for IT professionals who wish to learn new technologies and upgrade their skills in a short amount of time.