• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16240 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    8200 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    6670 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The University Certificate in Computers and Management Information Systems offered by Athabasca University is designed to develop skills and expertise in the area of computers and management information systems and provide a foundation for further studies.

About

This Computers and Management Information Systems certificate offered by Athabasca University will provide students with knowledge of management principles, techniques, and tools essential to the application of computers and information systems in the business environment. It will also prepare them as a business professional with sophisticated understanding of trends and issues related to information systems. Students will develop an understanding of the more technical aspects of information systems management, and how to align information systems with business goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate skills and knowledge related to management principles, techniques and tools essential to the application of computers and information systems in the business environment.
  • demonstrate an understanding in the role of a business professional with sophisticated understanding of trends and issues related to information systems, including how to align information systems with business goals, and the more technical aspects of information systems management.

Possible Career Options

  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Informatics Consultant
  • Informatics Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Business Analyst
  • Information Systems Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Information Technology (IT) Consultant
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) Analyst
  • Systems Auditor
  • Systems Consultant
  • Systems Security Analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to management
  • Writing in Organizations
  • Microcomputer Applications in Business
  • Custom Applications with Visual Basic
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Statistics for Business and Economics
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Computing and Information Systems
  • Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to Database Management
  • Overview of e-Commerce
  • Introduction to Marketing
For more information, please visit the program’s website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

As an open university, Athabasca University admits students 16 years of age or older. Students may be of any nationality and reside anywhere in the world.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Completion of high school in an English-speaking country.
  • Completion of 15 university credits from a recognized English-speaking university, or 1 year at a non-university post-secondary institution with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment - score 60%.
  • Michigan English Language Battery test - score 80
  • Pearson Test of English - score 59
  • Successful completion of AU’s English Language Proficiency Program with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).

          Getting a Student Visa

          This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            16240 CAD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 16240 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          • National

            8200 CAD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 8200 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          • In-State

            6670 CAD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 6670 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          • Please note: These costs are estimated. AU can and may increase tuition fees annually.

          Funding

          Loans:

          Students with disabilities may access traditional sources for student funding such as Student Loan and Bursary Programs.

          Awards for Undergraduate, Graduate or Doctoral Programs:

          These are monetary awards, usually based on academic excellence coupled with other criteria including, but not limited to, career pursuits, volunteer activity, and active community participation. Some awards also take financial need into account. For information regarding the available sums of money, please visit the website.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.