What you will learn
- How to unlock business value using information systems/digital technologies
- How to think about information systems/digital technologies from the perspective of a CEO, Chief Information Officer, or a member of the executive suite
- From the perspective of a business professional, how to structure, manage, and leverage data and systems in support of business goals
- How to leverage cloud technologies to support business outcomes
With the pervasiveness of the digital technologies, there is a shift in the skillsets required to understand the role that information systems and technologies play in business.
Information systems and technologies are becoming increasingly integral to success as businesses transform themselves into digitally-enabled organizations. The MicroMasters® program in information systems is designed to provide an overview of the foundational capabilities that form the digital core along with the digital technology strategy that focuses on creating value at the frontiers of business and technology. Learn from world-renowned information systems professors and authors of leading textbooks at Kelley School of Business — the #1 ranked school for online business graduate programs. This MicroMasters program will help you gain expertise as follows:
- Understanding structured transactional data and known questions along with unknown, less-organized questions that are enabled by raw/external datasets in the data lakes. Some of the topics will include data strategy and data governance; relational databases/SQL; data integration; master data management; and big data technologies.
- The foundational cloud capability supports the need for agility, scale and operating flexibility that is needed to create more adaptable, digital businesses. Some of the topics covered will include network and application architecture; virtualization; cloud computing models; deployment on the cloud; and the internet of things (IoT).
- In developing the digital ecosystem, value will be premised in the utility that is created by strategically infusing business with digital technologies. Some of the topics covered will include blockchain and distributed trust; artificial intelligence and robotic process automation; business analytics and machine learning for digital information; managing IT investments; AGILE for digital transformation; and digital resiliency, security, and risk management.
Three graduate-level courses in the MicroMasters program represent 30% of the coursework in the online Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (kelley.iu.edu) offered on the edX platform (https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-in-it-management-indiana-university). Completing this MicroMasters program in Information Systems can strengthen your application to the Information Technology Management Master’s degree, as well as advancing your career on its own.
Courses in this program
IUx's Information Systems MicroMasters® Program
- Starts Aug 25, 20208–10 hours per week, for 12 weeks
Understand structured transactional data and known questions along with unknown, less-organized questions enabled by raw/external datasets in the data lakes. Topics include data strategy and data governance, relational databases/SQL, data integration, master data management, and big data technologies.
- Starts Nov 17, 20208–10 hours per week, for 12 weeks
Look at digital technology and innovation from the perspective of a chief information officer (CIO). Learn about Agile frameworks, cybersecurity and risk management, IT investments, and vendor management.
What is a MicroMasters Program?
MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.
How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
To earn the program certificate, learners must complete and successfully earn a verified certificate in all three MicroMasters program courses.
From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.
Through Indiana University’s Information Technology Management Master’s degree on edX, you can combine your MicroMasters program certificate with online coursework from IU to earn a Master’s degree from the Kelley School of Business.
Students who successfully earn the MicroMasters program certificate are eligible to apply to the Master’s program in Information Technology Management with no need to take the GMAT or GRE test. Students will earn nine credits to apply to the 30-credit Master’s degree.
- Corporate, nonprofit, government, and professional services organizations will continue to need high-capability information systems/digital technologies-savvy professionals.
- Professionals across a variety of roles can leverage the MicroMasters program certificate to gain confidence and fluency as they communicate with colleagues, customers, and stakeholders.
Meet your instructors
Experts from IUx committed to teaching online learning
EY has a longstanding relationship with the Kelley School of Business, particularly the information systems area in the school. We have hired several students every year from the residential MS in Information Systems program at Kelley into our Advisory practice and are excited to see the that the school will be delivering similar knowledge and skills to a global audience through the edX MicroMasters in Information Systems and the MS in Information Technology Management.