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Certificate in
Information Systems Management

Note: This program may be completed entirely at a distance. Visit the distance education website for further information.

Virtually every type of business today relies on information technology. Whether banking online, ordering a pizza, monitoring patients in a hospital, or publishing a newspaper, organizations must develop systems that serve their customers and help them succeed. Computers, the Internet, wireless communications, databases – all are forms of information technology which are used to collect, analyze, and share information. Information systems management examines how this technology can be used effectively in an ever-changing business context. Courses focus on how to develop and manage information systems to meet the strategic needs of business and government. This certificate stands alone as an introduction to the IT management field, but it also provides a smooth transition either to another more specialized certificate or to the Business Technology Management degree program. The number of eligible courses that can be used towards the degree will depend on the curriculum in effect at the time of admission to the degree program.

For further information about the program, please contact The Chang School at 416.979.5035, or attend a Program Open House.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/itm.

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six single-term courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Awards and Financial Aid

If you require financial assistance, you may apply for merit-based awards and/or need-based financial aid. As well, students officially registered in a Chang School certificate program may be eligible for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). For a complete list of certificate programs approved by OSAP, visit the Student Financial Assistance website.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete, within your official timespan, the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

Students may only select one of CITM 100 or CITM 102. Students who plan to pursue the ITM degree should take CITM 100, as CITM 102 cannot be used towards the ITM degree.

CITM 100   Information Technology Management:  Foundations of Information Systems
CITM 102   Information Technology Management:  Business Information Systems I
CITM 207   Information Technology Management:  Computer-Enabled Problem Solving
CITM 301   Information Technology Management:  IT Infrastructure
CITM 305   Information Technology Management:  Systems Analysis and Design
CITM 500   Information Technology Management:  Data and Information Management


Electives (select one)

CITM 200   Information Technology Management:  Fundamentals of Programming
CITM 315   Information Technology Management:  Server Administration
CITM 350   Information Technology Management:  Concepts of e-Business


Note to registered certificate program students
Effective Fall 2018, the Certificate in Information Systems Management has been revised. Students who were formally registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2018, must complete the requirements in effect at the time of their registration.
Required Courses
CITM 410 deleted.
Electives
CITM 301 and CITM 500 moved to Required Courses.
CITM 315 added.
CITM 750 deleted.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CITM 102   Information Technology Management:  Business Information Systems I
CITM 200   Information Technology Management:  Fundamentals of Programming
CITM 207   Information Technology Management:  Computer-Enabled Problem Solving
CITM 301   Information Technology Management:  IT Infrastructure
CITM 305   Information Technology Management:  Systems Analysis and Design
CITM 315   Information Technology Management:  Server Administration
CITM 350   Information Technology Management:  Concepts of e-Business
CITM 500   Information Technology Management:  Data and Information Management