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Information Technology Management Certificate

  • Credits:
    16
  • Degree:
    Management Certificate

Program Description

Prepare for high-demand information technology careers in the IT Management certificate program at Cambridge College. You’ll learn about the role of information systems in an organization, and how to use IT effectively in a business environment. The program also covers topics such as hardware and software, database concepts, systems analysis, design methodologies, and basic project management skills. The IT management certificate is offered via evening, weekend, and online classes and requires 16 credits to complete.

What Is Information Technology Management?

IT managers ensure that an organization’s technology resources are used in a way that provides the greatest value and efficiency. These resources range from hardware, networks, and computers to software, data, and the people who use the technology. Effective IT management also involves aligning technology with the business strategy of an organization, and requires strong communication and leadership skills.

Cambridge College IT Management Program Highlights

Earn your information technology management certificate in a convenient, affordable program designed specifically to meet the needs of adult learners. The IT management program at Cambridge College offers:

  • Flexible evening, weekend, and online classes. Earn your IT management certificate on a schedule that works for you.
  • Low tuition. Cambridge College is one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the nation.
  • Experienced faculty. At Cambridge College, you’ll work closely with top faculty who bring extensive information system management experience to the classroom.
  • Convenient locations. All of our classroom locations are close to public transportation and/or offer free parking for students. 

Cambridge College welcomes over 300 students from more than 50 countries and was recently ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in America.

IT Management Program Learning Outcomes

The IT management certificate at Cambridge College will prepare you to:

  • Use information technology efficiently and effectively in a business environment.
  • Manage IT projects and IT departments.
  • Use technology to more efficiently manage functional areas within an organization.
  • Align technology and business needs.

Information Technology Careers

Information technology is a fast-growing field and qualified IT professionals are in high demand. Careers in IT offer excellent pay, job security, and diverse opportunities spanning almost every industry.

With your certificate in IT management from Cambridge College, you’ll be on track for jobs such as:

  • Database administrator
  • Project manager
  • Systems analyst
  • IT manager
  • Management analyst
  • Computer network architect

IT Management Salaries

Average IT management salaries for industries with the highest levels of employment in this job are:

  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services: $158,160
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises: $151,960
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services: $158,640
  • Software Publishers: $165,090
  • Insurance Carriers: $151,320

Example Information Technology Management Certificate Courses

Required courses for the certificate in information technology management include:

  • Information Systems in the Organization
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Project Management Concepts and Practices
  • Management of Information Technology
  • Statistical Analysis Using Spreadsheets

View the full Information Technology Management certificate program curriculum.

IT Management Scholarships and Financial Aid

Cambridge College offers a variety of financial assistance opportunities to help you earn your graduate certificate. Many companies also offer tuition assistance programs that can help toward graduate education.

Learn more about applying for financial aid at Cambridge College.

Find more information about getting your company to help.

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Curriculum


Required Courses
13
Credits
Information Systems in the Organization
MMG 522 3 credit(s)
This course provides an overview of computer information systems. Students will be presented with the core information systems principles, offered an overview of the information systems discipline and will learn about the changing role of the information systems professional. This course will enable students, regardless of their field, to understand and use fundamental information systems principles so that they can function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers and organizational leaders.
Management of Information Technology
MMG 715 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MMG 522. This course provides an understanding of how information technology may be efficiently and effectively used in the business environment. Students get an overview of hardware, software, file/database concepts, systems analysis and design methodologies. The complex integration of hardware, software, data, procedures and personnel that is required for managing information systems is addressed. The impact of constantly changing information technology upon the organization and the management of the firm is discussed.
Project Management Concepts and Practices
MMG 710 3 credit(s)
In this course, students will learn how to use the concepts, tools and techniques of project management in order to successfully manage system development projects. System development project failures are generally failures of management, not failures of technology. Good management, along with an understanding of the appropriate use of technology, is therefore essential. Students will learn, in particular, how to apply the concepts, tools and techniques of project management in today's dynamic, digital business environment, where projects must be brought to completion under increasingly compressed timeframes and where decisions must be made under conditions of uncertainty.
Systems Analysis & Design
MMG 717 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MMG522. Systems analysis and design is a critical competency for information technology. This course focuses on techniques for designing information systems more effectively and efficiently, by linking the information system, business mission and purpose and technology. Students learn the core skills required by systems analysts: from gathering requirements and modeling business needs, to creating blueprints for how the system should be built and implemented in a particular organization. The course provides a concise, yet informative theory of the systems development life cycle, and touches on project management, infrastructure management, system development and system implementation with examples from a variety of industries.
Statistical Analysis Using Spreadsheets
DMG 621 1 credit(s)
Previous experience with Windows and spreadsheets preferred. This course helps students use spreadsheets to develop complete analysis and presentations. Using Microsoft Excel, this course reviews the fundamentals of spreadsheet design, creation and formatting. Students learn how to create graphs and charts, and how to perform a variety of time-series, financial and statistical calculations. They learn to perform “what if” analyses and use spreadsheets for simple descriptive statistics and regression analysis.
Elective Course
3
Credits

Choose one.

IT Service Management
MMG 700 3 credit(s)

Prerequisite: MMG522. In an age of cloud computing, on-demand services, virtualization, mobile devices, outsourcing and rapidly changing business delivery strategies, the role of IT is moving toward a focus on service integration. This course provides an introduction to the concepts, tools and techniques of IT service management. Students will lean how to define and build a comprehensive IT service management solution that incorporates process, technology, organization and governance and become familiar with standard frameworks that provide industry best practices for aligning IT with business needs.

Data Management
MMG 714 3 credit(s)

Prerequisites: MMG522, working knowledge of MS Excel. Today most enterprises rely heavily on data and technology to make strategic decisions to keep their organizations competitive, profitable and innovative. The technological revolution has ushered in the era of big data and as a result, the field of data management has grown exponentially. This course offers the student the fundamentals of data management and helps prepare the interested student for future certification and professional development in the field.

Advanced Project Management
MMG 795A 3 credit(s)
The objective of this class is two-fold: 1) first, to build on the basic project management of MMG710 with advanced concepts such as earned value, agile, vendor management, etc. b) second, to prepare students for the CAPM and/or PMP exams. Each week, students will study one chapter of the MPBOK® Guide and complete CertWise online material for the chapter before class. By the end of the course, students will have written a project charter, created an MS project plan, and written selected sections of a project management plan, in addition to study and exercises for the CAPM/PMP exam. Prerequisite: Completion of MMG710 Project Management Concepts & Practices or equivalent or 1+ years experience managing projects. Please note: Although this class will help students prepare for the CAPM or PMP exam, it does not guarantee that students will pass the test.

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Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    No standardized graduate school tests required.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application Form:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

School Requirements

See Admissions Requirements for the School of Management

 

State Health Requirements

The Massachusetts Health Department and Cambridge College require the following of students in Massachusetts:

Immunizations – All students in Massachusetts are required to get certain immunizations before you can register for your first term. See form

Health Insurance – In Massachusetts, undergraduate students taking nine or more credits/term and graduate students taking six or more credits/term must enroll in the College’s health insurance plan. Students who have insurance with comparable coverage may request a waiver. See information and enroll or waive.

International Students 

International students are accepted at Massachusetts location only, and need to provide supplemental documentation:

  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service

Transfer Credit 

Graduate program applicants, please complete the transfer credit request form if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer. Learn more.

Tuition

  • Credits:
    16
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $658
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $3,308 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of July 2019, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

Cambridge College offers financial aid to students in our degree programs who are enrolled at least half time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each term. Graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits each term. Learn more

Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Cambridge College welcomes the opportunity to support your efforts to pay for college.  Federal, state and local resources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study, including Cambridge College Scholarships, are available to help defray the cost of tuition. Learn more

Getting Your Company to Help

Many companies have tuition assistance programs, designed to help their employees with their professional development. Learn more

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