Advance your career by earning a graduate certificate in Information Technology (IT) Management.

The certificate program, consisting of five courses (all offered online), focuses on the managerial application of technology in business and its alignment with organizational strategy, key stakeholders, and the translation of strategy into operational activities.

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Program Highlights

  • Challenging curriculum shaped by an advisory council of IT executives from major corporations.
  • Five course certificate program that can be completed 100% online in one year.
  • Top ranked quality online instruction recognized by U.S News & World Report.
  • Award winning Collat School of Business Faculty instructs every course.
  • Large network of IS professionals at your fingertips.
  • Active Association for Information Systems chapter open to UAB students.
  • Reputable certificate from an AACSB accredited business school.
  • Certificate can be applied towards UAB's top-ranked Master of Science Management Information Systems degree with five remaining courses, all 100% online, or an interdisciplinary graduate studies degree.
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement to take your next step towards a rewarding career.

Completely Online Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management is a completely online offering designed for working professionals. The certificate consists of five courses with a seven-week format. Although intense, students only take one course at a time, and over three semesters can complete the certificate requirements.


Our Information Systems Advisory Council, composed of IT executives from major corporations in our area, was instrumental in the development of the study embodied in this certificate and provide ongoing input to insure that we provide relevant and thorough preparation in each area of study.

The five courses in the certificate prepare students by covering organizational strategy, leadership and persuasion techniques, financial budgeting and decision making with resource constraints, regulatory requirements and compliance procedures, and managing business operations under uncertainty. Overall, the certificate emphasizes the application of information technology in business and its alignment with a business’s strategic goals.

Courses Required for a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (IT) Management

  • IS 611 or MBA 619 Information Technology and Business Strategy 
  • IS 641 Leadership in IT 
  • IS 640 Technology Planning & Capital Budgeting 
  • IS 612 IT Governance and Management
  • IS 621 Incident Response & Business Continuity 
    See UAB graduate catalog for course descriptions.

Demand for Information Technology Management

Modern business depends on information technology to operate successfully. Whether a business operates in the online realm, or in the traditional manner, information technology supports a business’s ability to deliver goods and services at the right time and place. Furthermore, customers have evolving views of how, when, and where a business should provide those goods and services. Information technology is the enabler for meeting these customer needs, and businesses need IT professionals that can match these technologies to the organization’s strategic needs. Although information technology is constantly changing, IT professionals that understand these technologies and can solve business problems by applying them are always in demand.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following admission criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or equivalent for international students (as evidenced by a credentialing evaluation from ECE or WES), with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who have a cumulative GPA less than 3.0 may be eligible based on work experience.
  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited university or equivalent for international students as evidenced by a credentialing evaluation from ECE or WES.
  • Current student in a UAB graduate program.

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Learn More

Want to learn more about Collat School of Business graduate programs? You can schedule a virtual meeting that works with your schedule, contact Brandon Cox, MBA at 205-270-5833 (text or call), or submit the following to receive more information.