Information System Project Management Certificate

Information System Project Management Certificate

Project management has assumed a key role in determining the success of IT based initiatives associated with a combination of outsourcing and in-house development. The IS Project Management graduate certificate program has been designed to meet the needs of IT and other professionals who are interested in this expertise. The certificate program consists of coursework addressing key areas in the project management life cycle including project planning, requirements analysis and design, rapid application development (RAD), and implementation.

Students admitted to the IS Project Management Certificate Program may enroll only in those courses required for completion of the certificate.


Admission Requirements

  • Persons are eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program if they have been admitted to the Graduate School at The University of Akron. Students admitted to the Information System Project Management Certificate program may enroll only in those courses required for the completion of the certificate. .

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing.  I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.


Additional Information

Required Courses:
6500:643 Systems Analysis and Design 3
6500:645 Software Development & Quality Assurance 3
6500:646 Enterprise Systems Implementation 3
6500:678 Project Management 3
Required Credits 12
Choose one of the following:
6500:644 Knowledge Management & Business Intelligence 3
6500:640 Information Systems and IT Governance 3
6500:641 Business Database Systems 3
6500:651 Management of Organizational Transformation 3
Total Credits 15

* This course is no longer offered: substitute 6500:644 Knowledge Management & Business Intelligence.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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