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Good information technology means good leadership.

IT platforms are becoming increasingly vast and complex, and technology teams need leadership that can ensure organizational growth, efficiency, and security. Our certificate program prepares technology experts for leadership positions.

The certificate program, consisting of five courses, focuses on the managerial application of technology in business and its alignment with organizational strategy, key stakeholders, and operational activities.

Format: Completely Online

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 time, and can complete the certificate requirements over three semesters.

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 US 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.
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement.
  • Reputable certificate from AACSB-accredited business school.
  • Certificate can be applied towards UAB's top-ranked Master of Science Management Information Systems opens a new website program with five remaining courses, all 100% online, or a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies opens a new website.

Demand for Information Technology Management

Modern businesses depend on information technology to operate successfully. Whether a business operates in the online realm or in a traditional manner, information technology supports a business' 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 who understand these technologies and can solve business problems by applying them are always in demand. 

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Courses and Program Requirements

Our Information Systems Advisory Council was instrumental in developing this certificate's curriculum and provides ongoing input to ensure that we deliver relevant and up-to-date instruction.

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.


  • IS 611/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 

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