In today’s hyperconnected, tech-driven world, cybersecurity isn’t just an IT task, it’s a business-critical function.
In our top-ranked, 100 percent online program, you’ll learn to fortify your systems using criteria established by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security—so you can protect your customer data, brand reputation and overall profitability.
What You'll Learn
Our three-course certificate gives you a broad overview of data management and business intelligence from managerial, strategic and technical perspectives. You’ll learn the fundamentals of database mining, analysis, design and implementation, with an emphasis on practical aspects of business process analysis and information delivery.
Your Return on Investment
With a 100 percent online format and the ability to earn your certificate in just three courses, our program quickly prepares you for positions in data management and big data analytics. Equipped with new technical, strategic and management expertise, you’ll emerge with an in-demand skillset that businesses everywhere are actively seeking.
Enterprise Security Certificate Courses and Course Calendar
To obtain a graduate Enterprise Security Certificate, you'll take three 3-unit online graduate MIS courses (9 units total):
This course exposes the student to a broad range of computer systems and information security topics. It is designed to provide a general knowledge of measures to insure confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information systems. Topics range from hardware, software and network security to INFOSEC, OPSEC and NSTISS overviews. Components include national policy, threats, countermeasures, and risk management among others.
The objective of our MIS 516 course is to provide students a thorough and operational knowledge of information security so that this critical area is recognized as a management issue and not an IT issue. As the course topics within our MIS 516 syllabus have been directly "mapped" against the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) certification requirements for National Training Standard for Information System Security for professionals.
Textbook: To be determined.
The information security arena contains a broad array of multi-level models for assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring the mitigation of security risks. At the very core of this information security spectrum are the actual system and network devices which store, manage, transmit and secure information. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of issues and techniques surrounding the proper safeguarding of operating systems and related components. Filled with Information Assurance topics, this course offers a solid base for system administrators and technical managers.
Online MIS master's and certificate courses are eight-week "mini-semesters" and enable students to take two online courses within the University's traditional 16-week semester.
|Course||MS MIS Online||Enterprise Security CertIFICATE||BI and Analytics CerTIFICATE|
|MIS 501 Fundamentals of Object-oriented Programming||Prerequisite|
|MIS 511 Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet||Elective|
|MIS 515 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors||Core||Core|
|MIS 531 Enterprise Data Management||Core||Core|
Dates and offerings are subject to change.
|COURSE||COURSE TITLE||MASTER'S||SECURITY CERT.||BI CERT.|
|MIS 507A||Software Design and Integration||Core|
|MIS 516||Information Security Risk Management||Elective||Core|
|MIS 545||Data Mining for Business Intelligence||Core||Core|
|MIS 587||Business Intelligence
(Prerequisite: MIS 531)
|MIS 696H||Master's Project Report||Core|
|COURSE||COURSE TITLE||MASTER'S||SECURITY CERT.||BI CERT.|
|MIS 517||Systems Security Management||Elective||Core|
|MIS 531||Enterprise Data Management||Core||Core|
|MIS 541||Information Systems Analysis and Design||Core|
|MIS 578||Project Management||Elective|
Online Graduate Certificate students will be using a variety of online applications including discussion boards and chats. Speakers, a microphone and an external webcam with at least a five-foot USB cord are also required for your proctored exams. Please ensure that your equipment meets the following technical requirements:
Certificate Cost and Admissions
- 4-year bachelor's degree (domestic) or U.S. comparable bachelor's degree (international)
- Undergraduate 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
- TOEFL minimum score of 90 (internet-based testing, international students only)
- 1 letter of recommendation (application system will ask for recommenders' contact information and it will send out the requests for you online.)
- Purpose of Graduate Study. A document stating your goals and objectives of gaining this certificate and how obtaining this certificate will impact your career path. (uploaded during the application process.)
$3,996 per 3-unit course
Certificate is 9 units.
Program cost subject to change.
December 16: Spring 1 Session
February 17: Spring 2 Session
April 20: Summer 1 Session
June 15: Summer 2 Session
Your future is calling. Apply now.
You’ve heard the “why.” If you think you’re a good fit, it’s time for the “how.” Let’s get you on the road to your Enterprise Security Online Graduate Certificate.
Follow the steps below to submit your application for certificate admission:
Step 1: Fill out your online application
Fill out your application online. This is done through the University of Arizona Graduate College system.
Below are the application procedures. We highly recommend that you print out these instructions and follow them as you fill out your application:
Go to the Graduate College's online application system. (https://apply.grad.arizona.edu/users/login)
Create an account if you have not done so already. After submitting your e-mail address, you will receive an email message with instructions on how to start the application process.
After your account is created, select the “term” in which you are applying.
Select “certificate” for type of application.
Choose either "Business Intelligence and Analytics" or "Enterprise Information Security" as the program of study.
Choose the semester you would like to begin your studies (view course schedule, above).
Leave the “UA Site” section blank.
If appropriate fill out the "Sponsor/Program Affiliation" section.
Complete the rest of the application by following the prompts. You will be able to upload copies of your transcript(s), and, if appropriate, your TOEFL scores during the online application process.
Pay the application fee.
Step 2: Send supporting documentation to the MIS department
Send your official transcripts to:
MIS Department, Online Admission
The University of Arizona
Eller College of Management
McClelland Hall Room 430
PO Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
If you have any questions about how to apply or if you are unsure whether the Graduate Business Intelligence and Analytics or Enterprise Security Certificate is right for you, please contact us at email@example.com or 520-413-5544.