Sheryl L. Kosakowski, MS, MBA
Senior Director of Graduate Admissions
The Bay Path University Certificate in Information Management is an introductory certificate that introduces business leaders and IT professionals to the nature and scope of the most popular information management and decision-making systems used throughout business and the non-profit sector. This graduate-level certificate gives students the chance to build knowledge and scope in dashboards & decision-support applications, support a cyber-safe culture in an organization, and be able to recognize the most common cyber breaches.
Students can complete the certificate program or use their certificate coursework to continue at Bay Path to complete the MS in Information Management or the MS in Communications & Information Management degree.
Four Required Courses:
INF 658 Strategies of Information Management - This course considers the parameters an organization may use to identify strategic information and integrate information throughout all functions and processes of the business. Information flow and strategic integration of information as well as business management processes and change management are stressed.
INF656 Cybersecurity - This course defines security and risk management principles using the context of a wireless network computer environment. Students will have the opportunity through case studies and guest speakers to investigate more fully issues such as how security threats are handled for computer operating systems and network environments by considering security regulations, cryptography, and business practices for electronic commerce.
INF642 Project Management - Students focus on project management through critical examination of project planning, design, production, documentation, and presentation techniques. The course distinguishes among the three primary purposes of project management: (1) planning and scheduling project tasks, (2) critical diagnosis and prediction of success or failure in meeting schedules, and (3) estimation of requirements for the project. Topics include: problem identification and definition, project design and analysis, feasibility measures, project charting methods (PERT, GANTT, CPM), process documentation techniques, information modeling, project design specifications and error diagnosis, and task monitoring. Various software packages are used as tools to assist in all phases of project management, development, and presentation.
INF654 Organizational Knowledge Management- This course develops the student’s understanding of how intellectual capital is created, shared, stored and manipulated. Students are required to do scholarly research on critical theories and applications of knowledge management in organizations. Special emphasis is placed on knowledge creation, the evaluation of knowledge as an organizational asset, and the transfer of knowledge within learning organizations.