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Certificate in Information Systems Development

Companies of all sizes depend on information systems to manage their operations, production, communications, records, distribution, sales and customer interactions. Information systems often need to be developed and/or customized for the specific needs of the company or industry and with business goals in mind.

Drexel’s new Information Systems Development Certificate is an interdisciplinary post-baccalaureate certificate program jointly offered by Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) that provides broad knowledge on analyzing, designing and deploying information systems.

This certificate is part of a suite of five business information technology certificates that can be applied toward Drexel’s Master of Science in Business Information Technology (MSBIT), also offered through LeBow and CCI. Three certificates must be completed to receive the MS degree, including our required foundational Certificate in Information Technology & Management.

Information Systems Development Program Features

Interdisciplinary, Cutting-edge Curriculum

Learn of-the-moment insights on topics such as business agility and IT, system analysis & design and more in courses taught by leading faculty from LeBow and CCI.

Designed for Tech or Business Backgrounds

Designed for students who have either a technical or business bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with relevant work experience.

Delivery Options

Offered online or on-campus to ensure you get the learning experience that works for you.

Stackable Certificate

Graduates of the program may immediately transfer into the Master of Science in Business Information Technology (if grade requirements are met).

Information Systems Development Certificate Coursework

5 required courses (15 credits):

  • INFO 540: Perspectives on Information Systems
  • INFO 650: Database Management Systems
  • CT 630: Application Software Construction and Operation
  • MIS 624: System Analysis & Design
  • MIS 652: Business Agility and IT

Learn more about course requirements in the Drexel catalog

Information Systems Development Admissions Requirements

  1. A completed application
  2. A four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
  3. A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above
  4. Official final transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  5. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are not required for MSBIT
  6. One (1) letter of recommendation required, two (2) are suggested
  7. Essay/Statement of Purpose
  8. Current résumé
  9. Students must have access to a computer that meets or exceeds CCI’s computer requirements
  10. Additional requirements for international students

 Learn more about application requirements and deadlines

Customize Your Education With BIT Certificates 

CCI and LeBow offer a suite of certificates to allow students to customize their education. In addition to the Information Systems Development Certificate, we offer the following modular, stackable certificates in business information technology.

Note: Students in the MSBIT will be required to complete the Information Technology & Management certificate in addition to two other certificates.

The Certificate in Digital Transformation is designed to train the next generation of digital innovators.

Drexel’s Certificate in Information Technology and Management provides knowledge of the business applications & management of information technology.

The Certificate in Information Technology Strategy and Execution is designed to train the next generation of digital strategists.

Drexel’s Certificate in Organizational Security provides broad knowledge on securing the business information infrastructure, cloud security and more.

Explore the MS in BIT

Drexel’s STEM-designated MS in Business Information Technology provides students with tools to evaluate & manage technology needs to inform business decisions.

Connect with Us

To learn more about Drexel LeBow’s certificate programs, please contact the Graduate Office. We look forward to hearing from you.

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