Information Systems Management

The information contained on this page is for continuing students only. The program is not currently accepting applications for new students.

The Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Information Systems Management (ISM) is a graduate professional development program which provides an opportunity to combine management education with technical training in specific areas related to information systems. The program is useful for different types of students. For students without formal training in management of information systems, the program can be used as an introduction to the field. For students having experience in related areas (e.g., managers in business, government and other fields), the program offers specialized courses in selected subjects such as systems analysis and design, database management, telecommunications, expert systems, and personal computing. For technical workers in the information systems field without formal managerial training, the program offers managerial courses.

The ISM program is offered in collaboration with the College of Business and articulates with its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies offered through SPD. If you intend to pursue the MBA degree at Stony Brook, please refer to the University's Graduate Bulletin for any additional admission requirements.

Course of Study
This program consists of 18 credits distributed among the areas listed below.

MBA 517 Management Information Systems

AREA COURSES - 15 credits

Area A - 9 credits
MBA 559 Computational Finance
MBA 560 Analysis and Design of MIS (prerequisite MBA 517)
MBA 561 Expert Systems for Management
MBA 574 Project Management (Fall term, prequisite: permission of instructor)
MBA 588 Database Management

Area B - 3 credits
MBA 502 Finance (Fall term)
MBA 504 Financial Accounting
MBA 505 Marketing
MBA 543 Management Science
MBA 589 Operations Management (Spring term)
MBA 592 Organizational Behavior (Fall term)

Area A or B - 3 credits
Additional 3 credits from either Area A or Area B

All certificate requirements must be completed within three (3) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student. NOTE: If the certificate program is taken in collaboration with a graduate degree program, then the student has five years for completion of the certificate.

NOTE: When a student is admitted or readmitted to an SPD degree or certificate program, students may petition SPD to have Stony Brook University graduate level courses that are older than five (5) years, and no older than 10 years, individually evaluated by the appropriate academic department/faculty to determine if the credits may be applied toward current SPD degree/certificate requirements. Grades in such courses must be "B" or better. (B- grades are ineligible for review.) For transfer credits from external institutions, please see guidelines (PDF).

Tuition and Fee Information

Tuition and fee information is published on the Bursar's website. This program is eligible for financial aid. View the mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

How to Apply
Stony Brook University applications are accepted online. »Apply Now

Contact Information

For academic questions, please contact:

Aristotle Lekacos
College of Business
Telephone: 631-632-7389

For admission and advisement questions, contact SPD at 631.632.7050 or

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