For a company or business to function, it has to rely on large
computer applications to handle multiple operations and
coordinate key internal processes. These applications are
known as enterprise systems, and can include anything from
enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to customer
relationship management software.
RMU's Professional Enterprise Systems Certificate is a
graduate-level program that prepares you to build, manage,
and maintain complex enterprise systems across a wide range of applications. Students receive an introduction to structured programming through use of the COBOL language; and are introduced to the Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM), CICS Enterprise Transaction Processing System and CICS COBOL applications, as well as the design, implementation, testing and application integration of an IBM DB2 enterprise database system.
|By type of employer||By job function|
|Computer Systems Design/Consulting/Programming||$47,000||Investment Banking (Sales/Trading)||$57,000|
|Consulting Services||$59,250||Network Administration||$53,333|
|Financial Services||$59,700||Software Design and Development||$49,333|
|Government (State and Local)||$40,000||Systems Analysis and Design||$56,667|
|Insurance||$69,500||Other Computer Related||$52,356|
|2009 RMU Salary Survey||Mean:||Range:|
|Computer Information Systems||$67,500||$50,000 - $85,000|
|Information Sciences||$58,200||$44,600 - $75,000|
|Information Systems Management||$40,167||$25,000 - $70,000|
The 15 credit Graduate Enterprise Systems certificate would take three semesters or one year (12 months)
Currently over 70 percent of the world's financial transactions are processed on enterprise systems mainframe computers. Within the next four to eight years over 50 percent of the enterprise systems professionals are projected to be retiring, creating a need for qualified candidates to fill those positions. RMU is collaborating with IBM through the IBM Regional Planning Group to address this need and give our students a competitive advantage in this thriving industry.
Faculty members in the School of Communications and Information Systems are recognized for their dedication to teaching, academic research, global understanding, and professional experience. Our faculty regularly wins awards and accolades for excellence in teaching and research. As guides and mentors, they motivate students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their field of study. Faculty members encourage students to engage in scholarly pursuits, including participation in academic conferences and professional organizations. Our faculty members hail from seven countries on four continents, helping to broaden students’ global understanding. Many lead study abroad trips and international student exchanges in Europe, South America, and Asia. Finally, SCIS faculty members’ professional experience and community involvement help students connect what they’re learning in the classroom to the workplace.