The graduate certificate in information technology management can be configured to suit the student’s unique professional goals and requirements. The flexible structure allows students to acquire new knowledge or to refresh their knowledge and skills in areas they need most.
Five courses (15 units) must be completed at Golden Gate University with a B average or better. Enrollment as a degree candidate is not required. Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.
Courses successfully completed in this program may be transferred, if applicable, to the MS ITM or any of the Edward S. Ageno School of Business’ MS degrees as appropriate. However, students must still satisfy the graduate admission requirements. For further information, refer to “Admission to Certificate Programs and Registering for Open Enrollment”.
Graduate Certificate/Credential Proficiencies
Business Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this program are required to possess an understanding of U.S. business practices equivalent to BUS 201 Economic and Regulatory Essentials of U.S. Business. Completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university automatically fulfills this requirement. Those with at least two years of full-time professional work experience in the United States also automatically satisfy this requirement. The dean or program director may waive this requirement after determining the students possesses the requisite knowledge.
This requirement must be completed in your first term, and you must have completed this requirement no later than your first nine units at GGU. A grade of C- or better is required for BUS 201 Economic and Regulatory Essentials of U.S. Business. However, graduate students must maintain a 3.00 (B) cumulative grade point average to remain in good standing.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this graduate certificate program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within their first term in the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing with a grade of B or better. See Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement for more information.