Graduate Certificate in Software Management

Who is the Software Management Certificate for?

Drexel College of Computing & Informatics' Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate in Software Management advances skill sets and capabilities in requirements engineering, communicating with stakeholders, and managing time, budget, and personnel for software engineering projects. Software management is a complex endeavor requiring understanding of software engineering technology combined with general management skills. The certificate is designed for software engineers who are preparing for or are already in a management role.

This certificate can be combined with other certificates and/or courses to create the Master of Science degrees listed below.

Fast Facts

Number of Courses

5 (15 quarter credits)

Credits/full certificate can be applied to what master’s degrees?

MS Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; MS Computer Science; MS Software Engineering

Time-to-completion

1 year

Format

On campus or online

Time Commitment

Full-time or part-time

Aid eligible

No

Tech experience required?

Yes – A four-year bachelor's degree or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related STEM degree plus work experience equal to Drexel's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science or a completed Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science

GRE required?

Recommended for international students and domestic students with a GPA below 3.0, but not required

Software Management Curriculum

IMPORTANT NOTE: Drexel operates on the quarter, not semester, system, offering classes during four 10-week terms throughout the year.

This curriculum includes:

  • Four required courses
  • One elective course

Please visit Drexel’s Course Catalog for a full description of each required and elective course for this program. You can also find a sample Plan of Study for the certificate.

Software Management Certificate Admissions

  • A completed application.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related STEM degree plus work experience equal to Drexel's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • For international students and domestic students below a 3.0 GPA:Graduate Record Examination(GRE) Scores (scores must be five years old or less) are recommended.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation is required. Two (2) are suggested.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words).
  • Current resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills.
  • Additional requirements for International Students.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for all deadlines.

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