Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Development

Who is the Information Systems Development Certificate program for?

Companies of all sizes depend on information systems to manage their operations, production, communications, records, distribution, sales and customer interactions. Information systems often need to be developed and/or customized for the specific needs of the company or industry and with business goals in mind.

Drexel’s Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Development is an interdisciplinary certificate program jointly offered by Drexel's LeBow College of Business and College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) that provides broad knowledge on analyzing, designing and deploying information systems.

This certificate is part of a suite of five Business Information Technology certificates that can be applied toward Drexel’s Master of Science in Business Information Technology (MSBIT), also offered through LeBow and CCI. Three certificates must be completed to receive the MS degree, including our required foundational Certificate in Information Technology & Management.

Fast Facts

Number of Courses

5 (15 quarter credits)

Combines with other certificates to create master’s degree

MS Business Information Technology


1 year


On campus or online

Time Commitment

Full-time or part-time

Aid eligible

No; however, it is aid eligible if chosen as one of three certificates to comprise a CCI master’s program.

Tech experience required?

Yes – Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or in business

GRE/GMAT required?


Information Systems Development Curriculum

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

The courses in this certificate provide you with both technical and business skills and knowledge, and they cover business agility, database management, and the latest approaches to development of information systems and application software. 

The curriculum includes five required courses:

  • INFO 540: Perspectives on Information Systems
  • INFO 650: Database Management Systems 
  • CT 630: Application Software Construction and Operation
  • MIS 624: System Analysis & Design
  • MIS 652: Business Agility and IT

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

Information Systems Development Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application for the online format or on-campus format.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
  • 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. Please note: For students who have attended an institution outside of the US, it is highly recommended to submit a NACES approved course-by-course transcript evaluation (i.e., WES) for expedited review of your application. This approved evaluation will take the place of the transcript requirement to complete your application.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores are not required.
  • One letter of recommendation required, two suggested
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose
  • Current Resume.
  • Students must have access to a computer that meets or exceeds CCI’s computer requirements
  • Additional requirements for International Students.

Please visit our Graduate Admissions section for application deadlines.

Customize Your Education with Our Business Information Technology Certificates

CCI and LeBow also offer a suite of graduate certificates to allow students to customize their education. In addition to the Information Systems Development Certificate, we offer the following modular, stackable certificates in Business Information Technology:

Note: Students in the MSBIT will be required to complete the Information Technology & Management certificate in addition to two other certificates listed above.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the College of Computing & Informatics’ graduate recruitment team at, or Noor Jemy, LeBow College of Business’ assistant director of graduate student services – advising,

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