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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 will be able to use or transfer the credit courses they take as part of the certificate program to a degree program if they pursue the degree option.

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  • SAS-UT Dallas Data Mining and BI
  • SAP TERP10
  • Healthcare IT
  • Enterprise Systems

The SAS Institute UT Dallas Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Mining emphasizes theoretical concepts and clinical knowledge associated with the design, delivery and use of business intelligence and data mining techniques in organizations. This joint program with SAS Institute provides students with an opportunity to work with the latest technology, such as SAS Enterprise Miner, XL Miner and SAP Business Data Warehousing. Upon completion, the awarded certificate is signed by a representative from the SAS Institute and from the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.

The learning outcomes for the program include the following:

  • Develop a basic knowledge of business intelligence concepts and applications.
  • Learn statistical theories underpinning data mining methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of core business intelligence and data mining methods.
  • Apply business intelligence and data mining principles and techniques to solve business problems.

Required Courses

The following four courses are required:

  • OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business
  • MIS 6324 Business Intelligence Software and Techniques
  • MIS 6334 Advanced Business Intelligence with SAS
  • MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing (ITM Majors Only), OR
    MIS 6320 Database Foundations (non-ITM Majors Only)

Important Information

UT Dallas students already enrolled in a graduate degree program do not need to apply to the certificate program and may immediately register for certificate classes using the standard course registration process.

Students not currently enrolled as a graduate student at UT Dallas must submit an application to be admitted as a non-degree seeking student. Please note that international students may not apply as non-degree seeking students.

  • Students 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 and submit application which then will be forwarded to the advising office as a non-degree seeking applicant for the certificate program. The application fee is $50 if it is received before the application deadline.
  • Once you have completed all requirements of the certificate program, please submit an application for the UT Dallas SAS Institute Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Mining certificate.
  • Application deadlines for domestic applicants are Fall: July 1st, Spring: November 1st and Summer: April 1st
  • Texas residents can expect to pay about $8,000 to complete the four classes (UT Dallas tuition and fees apply).
  • Courses typically are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. OPRE 6301, MIS 6324, MIS 6334 and MIS 6309 are offered online as well as in the classroom. MIS 6320 is only offered in the classroom. Students may choose to take either online or classroom based courses.

For additional questions, please contact:

Mark Thouin, PhD

Director, Information Systems Programs

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. Upon completion, students will be certified as a SAP consultant in mySAP ERP Integrated Business Processes.

The SAP Certification Academy will prepare students to:

  • Enhance your understanding of integration and system navigation in the SAP R/3 system.
  • Explain how the fundamental business processes interact with mySAP ERP in the areas of sales order management, material and production planning, procurement, inventory management, project management, plant maintenance, human capital management, financial management and management accounting.
  • Perform the integrated logistics and financial processes in R/3 Enterprise, and the use of analytical components such as Business Warehouse and Strategic Enterprise Management.
  • Perform the core business R/3 transactions in the functional areas of sales and distribution, production planning, procurement, human resources, financials and controlling.

Certificate Courses

  • ERP Basics
  • Lifecycle Data Management
  • ERP SAP Netweaver
  • Program and Project Management
  • Business Warehouse
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Sales Order Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Material Planning
  • Financial Accounting
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • Management Accounting
  • Procurement Cycle
  • Strategic Enterprise Management
  • Inventory and Warehouse Management

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 more information, please contact:

Lou Thompson

Coordinator, Enterprise Systems Programs

The graduate certificate in Healthcare IT emphasizes practical concepts 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 (with a grade of B or better).

Required Courses

  • HMGT 6323 Healthcare Informatics
  • HMGT 6334 Healthcare Analytics
  • HMGT 6327 Information and Knowledge Management in Healthcare

  • Students who have taken MIS 6324 during or prior to the 2013-14 academic year can count this course in lieu of HMGT 6334. However, starting with the 2014-15 academic year, students are required to take HMGT 6334 (instead of MIS 6317) to be eligible for the Certificate.

Important Information

  • Application deadlines for domestic applicants are Fall: July 1st, Spring: November 1st, and Summer: April 1st. 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 apply. Please review the latest UT Dallas Tuition.
  • 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 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, please contact:

Indranil Bardhan, PhD

Coordinator, Health IT Certificate Program

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 the program, students would be able to:

  • Identify the key integration points across various functional areas of large firms
  • Navigate SAP software and complete key business transactions
  • Gain deep knowledge in at least two functional and/or technical modules of SAP

Students completing this certificate program will also receive a "SAP Student Recognition Award" from SAP University Alliance and will also be eligible to attend the TERP10 SAP certification program at UT Dallas.

The enterprise systems certificate requires the completion of three courses (with a grade of B or better).

Required Course

Electives (Choose two courses from the following)

  • MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing
  • MIS 6332 Advanced ERP: Sales and Distribution
  • MIS 6369 Supply Chain Software
  • MIS 6378 Enterprise Systems and CRM
  • MIS 6379 SAP ABAP Programming
  • ACCT 6338 Accounting Systems Integration and Configuration with SAP

Important Information

  • Application deadlines for domestic applicants are Fall: July 1st, Spring: November 1st, and Summer: April 1st. (It may be possible to apply after the deadline for a certificate program.
  • UT Dallas tuition and fees for graduate classes apply. Please review the latest UT Dallas Tuition.
  • The courses are typically offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. Students may choose to take courses online instead of in the classroom.
  • Students seeking the Enterprise Systems Certificate Program must complete an online application. 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 “Enterprise Systems" 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.

For more information, please contact:

Lou Thompson

Coordinator, Enterprise Systems Programs