Information Systems Certificate Programs
Students may earn certifications in specialized areas of information systems by successfully completing the certificate requirements. The requirements typically include taking for-credit courses offered by the university, attending non-credit certificate programs and/or passing certification exams.
Certificate programs provide a great opportunity for working professionals who want to update their knowledge and skills and for students who want a competitive edge as they seek jobs. Students may acquire certification in a shorter duration and at a lower cost than a regular degree. Students will be able to use or transfer the for-credit courses they take as part of the certificate program to a degree program if they pursue the degree option.
- SAS-UT Dallas Data
Mining and BI
- SAP TERP10 Integrated
- Healthcare IT
- Enterprise Systems
The SAS Institute/UT Dallas Graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Business Intelligence requires four courses (below). Students are encouraged to complete the courses over two semesters in the following sequence. Each course is a 3 credit-hour, semester-long course offered by the university.
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business: Introduction to statistical and probabilistic methods and theory applicable to situations faced by managers. Topics include: data presentation and summarization, regression analysis, fundamental probability theory and random variables, introductory decision analysis, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and One Way ANOVA.
MIS 6324 Business Intelligence Software and Techniques: This course focuses on extracting business intelligence from business data for various applications, including (but not limited to) customer segmentation, customer relationship management (CRM), customization and product assortment. Emphasis is placed on the “how” aspect — how to extract and apply business intelligence to improve business decision making. Various business intelligence software and techniques (primarily data mining techniques such as clustering, classification and personalization) are covered. (Prerequisite: MIS 6326 Database Management Systems or equivalent.)
MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing with SAP: The course discusses data warehousing principles and techniques and introductory business intelligence. It focuses on SAP business warehousing and reporting. Students will learn how to develop and implement queries that mine existing data which reside in an SAP Business Warehouse.
MIS 6334 Advanced Business Intelligence with SAS: This course incorporates the use of SAS Enterprise Miner and covers the following items: data input and partitioning, variable selection and transformation, imputation, regression, decision trees, neural networks and model comparison. The course requires students to complete a major data mining project and present the findings in a formal manner. (Offered in Fall and Spring on campus.)
1. Non-degree students only: Application deadlines for domestic applicants are:
2. UT Dallas tuition and fees apply. Texas residents can expect to pay about $8,000 to complete the four classes.
3. Courses typically are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. Students may choose from multiple sections of OPRE 6301 and may choose to take MIS 6309 online instead of in the classroom.View online course lookup.
4. Students seeking the Business Intelligence and Data Mining Certificate must complete an online application. After creating an account, select “Create a new graduate school application” and then select “The University of Texas at Dallas” as the university and “Information Technology and Management – Non-degree” for the major. Complete all required elements of the application and press submit. This application will then be forwarded to the advising office as a non-degree seeking applicant for the certificate program. The application fee is $50 and the late fee is $75, so if an applicant apply late, then the total fee will be $150.
5. The program provides students with an opportunity to work with the latest technology, such as SAS Enterprise Miner, XL Miner and SAP Business Data Warehousing. This certificate program is a joint program with the SAS Institute, the leading platform for advanced analytical business intelligence software. Accordingly, the certificate that is awarded is signed by a representative from the SAS Institute and from the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management and is recognized by both groups as providing knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successfully designing, building and implementing business intelligence solutions.
TERP 10, Integrated Business Processes in ERP
This special two-week SAP Certification Academy is offered by SAP America and UT Dallas. SAP America provides SAP-certified faculty to teach SAP certification training and administer the SAP certification exam. Students who pass the exam at the end of the SAP Academy will be certified as a SAP consultant in mySAP ERP Integrated Business Processes and will be entered into the SAP database.
The SAP Certification Academy will prepare you to:
Jindal School of Management typically offers the program in May. Students must complete at least one UT Dallas SAP course to participate in the academy. For information, contact:
The graduate certificate in healthcare IT emphasizes practical concepts in healthcare IT and hands on experience gained using a electronic medical records (EMR) software such as Epic. The learning outcomes for the program include the following:
- Identify and understand the key information requirements for managing and working with healthcare information systems.
- Understand analytics related to healthcare information to develop sound healthcare decisions.
- Understand the core functionalities of a leading EMR software platform, including how it supports clinical information workflows in a paperless environment, and its interconnectivity with other clinical and business systems.
The graduate healthcare IT certificate requires the completion of three courses, each with a grade of B or better. Each course is a 3 credit-hour, semester-long course offered by the university.
- HMGT 6323: Healthcare Informatics (cross listed with MIS 6317). Examines the unique challenges of clinical and patient care delivery in the healthcare industry, including the role of data management , emerging data standards and information technology in improving the quality and cost associated with healthcare. The focus of the course will be on healthcare IT including issues related to governance, data integration, and selection and management of healthcare IT. (Offered in Fall and Spring on campus and in Summer online.)
- HMGT 6334: Healthcare Analytics (cross-listed with MIS 6324). This course focuses on the use of analytical tools and their application to healthcare data. The focus is on extracting business intelligence from firm’s business data for various applications, including (but not limited to) patient segmentation, customer relationship management (CRM), personalization, online recommendation systems, web mining and predictive modeling and analytics. The emphasis will be placed on the “know-how” –knowing how to extract and apply business intelligence and analytic techniques to improve decision making in healthcare. Students will also acquire hands-on experience on business intelligence software such as XL miner, SAS Enterprise Miner and SQL Server2008. (Offered in Fall and Spring on campus.)
- HMGT 6327: Information and Knowledge Management in Healthcare. An interactive, experiential course in which students will utilize hands-on, practice-oriented opportunities to learn the core components of clinical information systems used by major health care systems in the United States. The course will include a substantial a software lab-based component in which students will follow guided exercises and assignments using a leading EMR software vendor. (Offered in Spring on campus)
- Application deadlines for domestic applicants are Fall: July 1, Spring: November 1, and Summer: April 1. It may be possible to apply after the deadline for a certificate program. Please verify with the Academic Advising Office (972) 883-2750.
- UT Dallas tuition and fees for graduate classes at the Jindal School of Management apply. Please review the latest tuition table on the Bursar’s Office.
- The courses are typically offered in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. HMGT 6323 is offered online as well as in the classroom, while the other two classes are offered only in the classroom.
- Students seeking the Healthcare IT Certificate Program must complete an online application before taking courses. After creating an account, select “Information Technology and Management – Non-degree” for the major. Complete all required elements of the application and press submit. As part of the essay, please submit a brief paragraph indicating your interest in the Healthcare IT certificate. This application will then be forwarded to the Advising Office.
- For applications submitted on or before the regular application deadline, the non-refundable application fee is $50. For applications submitted after the regular application deadline, the non-refundable application fee is $125.
Once you have completed the three courses, submit an application for a certificate in Healthcare IT to Aylin Calisir.
For more information about this certificate program, contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Indranil Bardhan
Coordinator, Information Systems and Operations Management
Office – JSOM 3.414
The graduate certificate in enterprise systems emphasizes theoretical concepts in enterprise resource planning experience using the SAP software. It provides broad exposure to various SAP functional modules such as sales and distribution, supply chain management, customer relationship management, procurement, human capital management, accounting and data warehousing. The program gives students an in-depth knowledge of two of these modules. At the end of program, a student will:
SAP University Alliance will also issue a “SAP Student Recognition Award” to those students who successfully complete the certificate program. Students completing this certificate will be eligible to attend the TERP10 SAP certification program at UT Dallas.
The enterprise systems certificate requires the completion of three courses, each with a grade of B or better. Each course is a 3 credit-hour, semester-long course offered by the university.
Examines the role of enterprise systems in organizations. It will focus on business processes, business process integration and information technology for enabling the integration. The course also covers selection and implementation of ERP systems. A part of the course will be set aside for demonstrations and “hands on” exercises with available ERP software.
Electives (Choose two courses from the following)
The course will discuss data warehousing principles and techniques and introductory business intelligence. It will focus on SAP business warehousing and reporting. Students will learn how to develop and implement queries that mine existing data which reside in the SAP Business Warehouse.
The class focuses on advanced process and configuration issues related to ERP implementation. The functional side of sales, distribution, delivery and billing as well as integration with materials management and financial accounting is emphasized. SAP is used to discuss and provide experience with key ideas. Prerequisite: MIS 6319 or consent of the instructor.
The course teaches planning and execution of supply chains with software such as SAP’s ERP (R/3) and Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO). This software is used in lab exercises. The focus is on the supply planning function of supply chain management. Topics include: introduction to ERP and SAP, master and transaction data, MRP, forecasting, supply and demand matching and integration of ERP and APO modules. This course is intended for graduate students with interests in software-based supply chain management. No SAP experience is required. Prerequisites: OPRE 6301 and OPRE 6302 or the permission of the instructor.
This course increases practical skills and conceptual knowledge related to customer relationship management (CRM) utilizing the mySAP.com CRM application, or similar software, as the primary learning tool. Students will garner knowledge of operational, analytical and collaborative CRM.
This course provides a thorough understanding of the role of ABAP programming, SAP’s programming language, in the implementation and use of enterprise systems. Components of the course include complex report development, SAP query, dialog programming, ABAP objects, transaction development, EDI/ALE and BAPI development, business add-ins (BADIs) and output processing.
Using SAP or similar software, this course focuses on accounting information systems as part of integrated enterprise systems and modern systems analysis and design of integrated accounting systems. Emphasis will be on integrated business processes and related financial transaction flows, system analysis and design methods in SAP with focus on configuration methods.