The Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program at Georgia College has been awarding quality degrees since 1989 and effective Fall 2021, we are pleased to offer the following online MMIS graduate certificates:
- IS Data Analytics
- IT Auditing
- Web Developer
The courses required for each certificate are offered in an online asynchronous/synchronous format so students get face-to-face class time through WebEx along with the flexibility of online sessions typically scheduled one night a week from 5:30 to 8:15 pm EST approximately every other week of the semester.
IS DATA ANALYTICS CERTIFICATE
Data analytics is important because it helps businesses optimize their performance. Implementing it into the business model means companies can help reduce costs by identifying more efficient ways of doing business and by storing large amounts of data. A company can also use data analytics to make better business decisions and to help analyze customer trends and satisfaction, which can lead to new and better products and services. This certificate gives you the knowledge to move into many of the Analytics positions offered in almost every organization.
Required IS Data Analytics Certificate Courses
- MMIS 6296 – Database Management
- MMIS 6299 – Research in Data Analytics (prerequisites: College-level Statistics and MMIS 6198 or equivalent ERP experience)
- select two of the three:
IT AUDITING CERTIFICATE
An information technology (IT) audit is an examination of the management controls of the applications and Information technology infrastructure of an organization. The IT Auditing field includes knowledge of business processes, information security, information policies and procedures, accounting, and compliance requirements. An IT Auditor is involved in developing, implementing, testing, and evaluating audit review procedures. Companies may have internal IT Auditors who make sure processes and procedures are developed and followed, or an IT Auditor may be employed by an external company to audit another company. This certificate gives you the knowledge to get started in the field of IT Auditing.
Required IT Auditing Certificate Courses
- MMIS 6198 – Intro to Enterprise Systems
- MMIS 6295 – IT Infrastructure
- MMIS 6298 – Business Process Innovation
- MMIS 6392 - Security, Control, & Legal Aspects of IS
WEB DEVELOPER CERTIFICATE
A web developer needs to understand how websites and business applications are developed and pushed to the cloud. There are many aspects of web development. Front-end developers use their design skills to create efficient and good-looking sites, while back-end developers focus on adding value to a business through application development. Developers need an understanding of project management, computer programming, and databases. This certificate gives you the knowledge to get started in the field of web development.
Required Web Developer Certificate Courses
- MMIS 6191 – Web Design
- MMIS 6240 – Agile Project Management
- MMIS 6296 - Database Management
- MMIS 6391 – Program Development
MMIS CERTIFICATE FAQ's
What is the admission process for the online MMIS certificates?
Students will go through the same admissions process as MMIS students so the certificates are open to any students who wish to apply. Please see the Admissions link in the menu on the top right-hand side of this page for admission requirements.
Do I need an undergraduate degree in a tech field to pursue a certificate program?
No. Students with any undergraduate degree can apply to pursue a certificate.
Can I begin an MMIS certificate program any semester?
Yes, you can apply to pursue an MMIS certificate fall, spring, or summer semester as long as a course(s) you need is being offered that particular semester. You can view the schedule of classes at https://www.gcsu.edu/registrar/course-schedule-registrar.
Can I apply for financial aid while in a certificate program?
Because the certificates are not degree programs, federal financial aid is not available.
Can I complete more than one certificate?
If I complete more than one certificate, do I have to repeat a course that I have already completed in another certificate?
If you have already completed a course in one certificate that is required in another certificate, you do not have to repeat it as long as you earned an acceptable grade and the course was taken within the past seven years. Please see the list of required courses for each certificate program offered for a detailed list of the required courses.
Can I count certificate courses toward the Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program if I decide to pursue that degree later?
Yes, you can count courses taken in the certificate programs toward the MMIS graduate program as long as the courses are part of the required curriculum and were taken in the past seven years with an acceptable grade.
I’ve already earned a Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) degree from Georgia College & State University. Can I add on a certificate program? Can I count courses earned in my MMIS degree toward a certificate?
Yes, you can apply to pursue a certificate. You will need to reapply by completing a new application for admission at https://www.gcsu.edu/graduate/online-graduate-applications-the-graduate-school . If any of the required certificate courses were taken within the past seven years, you can count those courses toward the certificate you are pursuing.
I am currently enrolled in the Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program at Georgia College & State University. Can I add on a certificate program at the same time I’m pursuing the MMIS? Can I count courses earned in my MMIS degree toward a certificate?
Yes, you can add on a certificate while pursuing your MMIS degree and count any courses already taken for your MMIS degree toward an MMIS certificate. Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs in Business for assistance in adding on a certificate while pursuing your MMIS degree.
Will I receive a diploma or certificate?
Students do not receive a diploma since this is not a degree program; however, students will receive a printed certificate upon completion of a certificate program. The certificate completion will be also be noted on the student’s transcript.
Do I need prerequisites or foundation courses?
This depends on the certificate program. The MMIS 6299 course in the IS Data Analytics Certificate requires a prerequisite of a college-level statistics course and MMIS 6198 or equivalent ERP experience. The Director of Graduate Programs in Business, in consultation with the Chair of the IS/CS Department, can review your transcript(s) to determine if the prerequisites have been satisfied. Students who have not had a college-level statistics course can purchase and complete an online, self-paced module to satisfy this requirement. Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs in Business at 478-445-5115 for more information on the statistics module.