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Online Graduate Certificate in
Information Technology Leadership

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Through the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Leadership, students gain the technical and leadership skills to succeed as a leader in faith-based organizations and in the private and public sectors. The certificate provides necessary skills in the technical, social, ethical, project management, research methods, and cybersecurity aspects of information technology management.

Information technology management leaders play key roles in businesses and organizations who seek secure networking environments. MU graduate students are engaged in advanced technologies and educated on the latest trends in the information technology field that will equip them to successfully apply their knowlege in leading the information technology workforce.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Master's degree program

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to managing technology in the mission of God.

Analyzes how God has spoken to and through mankind through word, deed, nature, and natural objects. Comparing and contrasting the Biblical evidence, historical examples, communication theory, and missiological concerns, the student will develop both a theology and strategies for communicating the Good News in a variety of contexts.

Students will examine the foundations, processes, and practices of IT management within business and organizations. Topics covered in this course will include: IT foundation and management, social and socio-technical IT management, project management, and ethical IT practices, etc.

An examination of innovative technologies in management. The topics covered in this course will include: IT management in organizations and businesses, web-based technologies, information system hardware and software, data storage and network communications, etc.

What is your responsibility to the organization and others in relation to ethical behavior? Students will discuss and evaluate ethical concepts related to personal and organizational decision making in the use of information systems in faith-based organizations. Students will examine ethical issues raised by current and evolving technologies and analyze risk and decision options. Student will complete case studies related to ethical situations and the desired outcome. Students will also evaluate the impact of unethical behavior in the workplace.

Students explore various theories, principles and practices with technical and social relationships, methods and strategies. Topics for this course will include: data and information management, communication and technologies in management and services, research methods and concepts in technologies and information services.

What are specific concerns and issues with cybersecurity and faith-based organizations and NGOs? Students will develop and evaluate advanced concepts in cybersecurity and information assurance. Areas of focus include security policies, models, integrity, and availability of information. Students will evaluate case studies and complete projects designed to prevent, detect and recover from the loss of information, cryptography, vulnerability scanning, and web services for preserving information security.

Additional Optional Courses

This course provides an overview of network design technologies. Topics include network design, implementation, maintenance, optimization, and troubleshooting. Students will utilize a variety of networking tools, operating systems, and hardware platforms and protocols.

Students examine database management system concepts in organization, design, and implementation. The topics in this course will include: database structures and languages, database management and applications, database security and models, database systems and knowledge base, and current developments in database management theory and practice.

An exploration of customer relation management with the focus on technologies and relationships in business, customer service, product productions and managing conflict resolutions, technology and sales, territory management, technology marketing strategies, and management technologies problem solving.

What policies, plans and programs are necessary for a secure IT system? This course covers the purpose, application and use of cybersecurity principles, and best practices in faith based organizations. Projects include developing security policies and strategies and assessing cybersecurity programs

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.

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IT Support Manager, Senior Support Specialist, IT Manager, IT Coordinator, Senior System Administrator, IT Project Manager, Network systems Administrator, IT Systems Administrator, IT Director, IT Manager, Information Officer, Management Information Systems Director, Technical Operations Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer

 

 

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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.

TIER COUNTRIES

100% Tuition

 

$395
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$1185

TIER COUNTRIES

80% Tuition

 

$316
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$948

TIER COUNTRIES

60% Tuition

 

$237
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$711

TIER COUNTRIES

40% Tuition

 

$158
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$474

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.