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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Boston University Metropolitan College


The online Graduate Certificate in Information Technology offers hands-on experience in various aspects of software design and implementation, while providing comprehensive knowledge about the state-of-the-art in information technology. Industry reports reveal that today’s business world seeks graduates who possess broad business perspectives; systems/IS skills, including hardware and software programming; a strong grasp of communication and teamwork; analytical abilities; and cutting-edge technology knowledge in areas of systems analysis, web technology, data communications, and database systems.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of the goals, functions, and operations of an IT organization
  • Proficiency in analytical and technical skills in various aspects of software design and implementation
  • Competence in the field of information technology, and the ability to contribute to its advancement

Along with building these qualities and skills, the online Information Technology program prepares students to:

  • Assess the information needs of different organizational levels within an organization
  • Design or fully participate in designing systems for an organization that are both competitive and efficient
  • Create an information systems architecture that aligns with organization goals
  • Design systems that people can control, understand, and use in a socially and ethically responsible manner

Academic credits earned toward the online Graduate Certificate in Information Technology may be transferred to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Telecommunication.

Getting Started: Please complete this form to receive more information about your program of interest, application deadlines, as well as opportunities to attend online information sessions (webinars).