Graduate Certificates

Texas A&M University offers a number of graduate certificates that students may opt to pursue in addition to their degrees.  The INFO Department administers certificate programs in Business Intelligence & Analytics and Cybersecurity Management.  Students interested in pursuing a graduate certificate should plan ahead and start early, as the courses included in the certificates are not offered every semester.

Business Intelligence & Analytics Certificate

This certificate is attractive to students with an inquisitive interest in databases, data cultivation, and extracting hidden information.  Students pursuing this certificate should have a base interest in programming and data management, as well as some technical background and an interest in statistical applications.  Advanced coursework in calculus, statistics, and computing is strongly recommended.

To complete the certificate in Business Intelligence & Analytics, students must successfully complete two required courses (6 credit hours) and two elective courses (6 credit hours).

Required courses:

ISTM 637
ISTM  650
Data Warehousing (fall)
Business Data Mining (spring)

Elective courses (choose two):

FINC 646
ISTM 660
SCMT 611
STAT 656
Technical Analysis of Financial Markets (spring)
Applied Predictive Analytics for Business (spring)
Statistical Foundations of Data Analytics (fall)
Applied Analytics (fall/spring)

 

Cybersecurity Management Certificate

This certificate provides an opportunity for student growth in the field of cybersecurity. The focus of the program is at the intersection of the business and technical aspects related to cybersecurity. Students will gain a broad technical knowledge of cybersecurity as well as an understanding of the alignment with and support of key business objectives. Students will understand the challenges of computer network security while ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of data. Further, they will be able to integrate policy, best practices, and strategies to address a broad range of challenges and threats, while balancing the development of a security environment that is usable, yet secure.

To complete the Certificate in Cybersecurity Management, students must successfully complete three required courses (9 credit hours) and one elective course (3 credit hours).  ISTM 635 is a prerequisite for the other two required courses.

Required courses:

ISTM 635
ISTM 645
ISTM 655
Business Information Security (spring)
IT Security Controls (fall)
Security Management & Compliance (spring)

*Elective courses (choose one):

CSCE 652
CSCE 664
CSCE 665
CSCE 701 / CYBR 601
CSCE 702 / CYBR 602
CSCE 703 / CYBR 603
CSCE 704 / CYBR 604
CSCE 711 / CYBR 711
CSCE 713
ECEN 759 / CYBR 630
MATH 673
MATH 470
PSAA 608 / CYBR 661
Software Reverse Engineering
Wireless & Mobile Systems
Advanced Networking & Security
Foundations of Cybersecurity
Law & Policy in Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Risk
Data Analytics for Cybersecurity
Introduction to Modern Cryptography
Software Security
Hardware Security
Information, Secrecy, and Authentication I
Communications and Cryptography
Cybersecurity Policy, Issues, & Operations

*Reference Howdy or contact the department offering the course to determine semester availability.

Completing a Certificate
The courses included in certificates are not offered every semester.  A student should allow multiple semesters to complete all of the certificate requirements.  A student pursuing a certificate must contact his/her academic advisor to request to have the certificate added to his/her curriculum no later than the semester before the certificate requirements will be completed. (MS-MIS students should contact Veronica Stilley (vstilley@mays.tamu.edu).

Non-business students will need assistance registering for courses within Mays Business School.  To request enrollment in one of these certificate courses, non-business students should submit a wait list request (http://www-info.tamu.edu/INFOWait/).  Note in the comments area of the request that the certificate is being pursued.


Applying to Earn Certificate
Similar to applying to graduate with a degree, a student must also apply to graduate with a certificate.  This is done by submitting a graduation application for the certificate via Howdy.  Certificates are awarded in May, August, and December and will be mailed directly to the student.  There is no fee associated with the awarding of a certificate.

 

Removing a Certificate
If a student begins the pursuit of a certificate but later decides not to complete the certificate program, he/she can request to have the curriculum removed from his/her record by contacting his/her academic advisor.

 

Questions?
Questions regarding the certificates in Business Intelligence & Analytics and Cybersecurity Management should be directed to Veronica Stilley (vstilley@mays.tamu.edu).