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        Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management

        Grow professionally and strengthen your skills

        Join the Harbert College of Business with a Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems (MIS). This non-degree seeking program is designed to help you grow professionally. Strengthen skills in database development and administration, security and information assurance, systems analysis and design, business analysis, and many more.

        Certificate Details

        • Admissions

          You must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. The Graduate School will determine whether non-traditional programs are acceptable. Although, a four-year equivalent collegiate educational program is required. Appropriate work experience is desired but not required. 

          If you're a current Auburn graduate student, speak with your advisor. You could substitute one three-hour course from your current degree program for one of the four required courses. This decision is made at the discretion of the Graduate Programs officer. Please note that BUAL 6650/6 cannot be substituted as it is a prerequisite for BUAL 6660/6.

          How to Apply
          Start your application on the Graduate School Online Application.

          International applicants should submit all required materials at least 90 days before the first day of class of the semester in which the student wishes to begin graduate study. Domestic students should submit all materials at least 45 days before the first class day. However, most academic units make admission decisions several months in advance. Thus, applicants should check with the department to which they seek admission to determine when materials should be submitted. Contact April Hurley at for more information about deadlines.

          For more frequently asked questions about the application process, please visit the Graduate School website.

        • Curriculum

          The program requires the completion of 4 courses (12 hours).

          Required Course (choose one 3 hour course from below ):

          • ISMN 7660—Information Systems Analysis and Design
          • ISMN 7830—Database Development and Design

          Elective Courses (9 hours):

          • any ISMN course 6000 level and above

          For course descriptions, please refer to the AU Bulletin.

        • Tuition

          Tuition for online students is $900 per credit hour regardless of residency. The certificate is a 12 credit hour program. The most up to date tuition for graduate and certificate programs may be found here.

          Due to federal guidelines and regulations, Graduate Certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.

          Note: In addition to tuition, on-campus students pay $200 per credit hour in graduate professional fees.


        Online Student Resources

        Get all the help you need during your online academic experience with the Harbert College of Business.

        Online Student Resources

        Graduate Career Services

        Ready to step into the job market? Graduate Career Services will help you become career-ready.

        Graduate Career Services

        Apply for a Graduate Certificate in MIS

        Begin your application today and designate your interest in either the on-campus or online (distance) program. Choose either Certificate/Graduate—Management Information Systems for on-campus or Certificate/Graduate—Management Information Systems, Distance for online. You may apply to enter the program at the beginning of any semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer).


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        April Hurley

        April Hurley

        Student Services Coordinator