Bridging the gap to IT.

The Information Systems (IS) Certificate provides a bridge for aspiring students with backgrounds in unrelated fields to enter UAB's Master of Science in Management Information Systems opens a new website(MSMIS) degree program. The 100% online Information Systems Certificate consists of six courses and is intended to help students transition into the IT industry.

Who can benefit?

  • Individuals looking to transition into the IT industry.
  • Professionals looking to gain information systems knowledge to enhance their already established career.
  • Prospective students who want to prepare for success/entry in UAB's MSMIS opens a new website online degree program.

Courses and Program Requirements

The certificate consists of six courses and covers some of the basics of networking, computer programming, databases and systems analysis. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in each course.

  • BUS 350: Business Communications
  • IS 204: Introduction to Business Programming
  • IS 301: Introduction to Database Management Systems
  • IS 302: Business Data Communications
  • IS 303: Information Systems
  • IS 321: Systems Analysis


Current students: learn more about admission.

If you are not a current UAB student, please contact Gary Applewhite for more information on the application process.

  • Advisor
    Gary Applewhite
    HR Management; Information Systems; Entrepreneurship (Last Names A-L)
    CSB 357-D

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