Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Strategy & Execution

Who is the Information Technology Strategy & Execution Certificate program for?

Continual innovation of digital products and platforms requires strategic alignment of information technology to ensure a firm's success. Today, successful organizations rely on leadership from employees who can shape policy, manage projects and deliver return on investments in technology.

Drexel’s interdisciplinary Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Strategy & Execution, jointly offered by the LeBow College of Business and College of Computing & Informatics, is designed to train the next generation of digital strategists.

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, also offered through LeBow and CCI. Three certificates must be completed to receive the MS degree, including the 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

Time-to-completion

1 year

Format

On campus or online

Time Commitment

Full-time or part-time

Aid eligible

No

Tech experience required?

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

GRE/GMAT required?

No

Curriculum

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

Through this curriculum, you will learn to evaluate and manage technology projects, lead change, and ensure alignment between a firm's technology and business strategy. It includes five required core courses:

  • SE 630: Software Engineering Economics
  • SE 638: Software Project Management
  • MIS 612: Aligning IS and Business Strategies
  • MIS 641: MIS Policy and Strategy
  • ORGB 602: Leading and Executing Change

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.

Admissions

  • 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

LeBow and CCI also offer a suite of graduate certificates to allow students to customize their education. In addition to the Information Technology Strategy & Execution Certificate, we offer four additional 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 Stavrula Katsirmas, LeBow College of Business’ associate director of integrated student experience and retention, sk697@drexel.edu or Matt Lechtenberg, College of Computing & Informatics’ director of recruitment, at cciinfo@drexel.edu.

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