Xiaoni Zhang, Ph.D., Interim Department Chair
Teuta Cata, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
The Business Informatics Certificate is composed of six courses (18 credit hours) from the foundation and core of the MBI program. It offers an alternative to students not wishing to complete the entire MBI program. Graduates of the Business Informatics Certificate program will be prepared for a wide variety of business-related career paths. Opportunities would include many mid or upper level management positions in business or technology consulting firms, technology support functions, commercial lending institutions, private equity firms, and health care organizations.
Prospective students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5. For prior undergraduate core coursework, a grade of “B” or better must be earned for core course waiver consideration. Prior graduate coursework must be at least a 3.0 GPA out of 4.0 from a regionally accredited institution for evaluation of transfer credit applied to the certificate.
Note: If students wish to apply to the MBI program, the GMAT requirement will be waived for those students that have successfully completed four courses within the Business Informatics Certificate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. MBI program degree requirements apply (foundation courses do not count toward the Master of Business Informatics degree).
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