About this certificate:
The Professional Certificate in IT Leadership, Innovation Entrepreneurship is awarded to those participants who have completed three courses: Project Management for IT Professionals, Entrepreneurship for IT Professionals and Business Innovation or two of these three required courses and at leastone of eleven elective courses of the Management concentration area of Information Technology Certificate Programs offered through the School of Applied Technology of Illinois Institute of Technology. Those interested in pursuing this award must complete three certificate courses. Most often these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.
Participants who wish to pursue this Professional Certificate would be best served by working with a program manager of the Information Technology Certificate Programs for guidance. Some programs may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing the program manager to assist in planning the sequence of classes would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience as participants reach their goals.
This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them to be leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the field of information technology. The three required certificate courses must include (not necessarily in the following order):
- IT-M 871 Project Management for IT Professionals - a 16 week course that details basic principles of project management. Includes software development concepts of requirements analysis, object modeling and design and software testing. Management of application development and major Web development projects will also be addressed.
- IT-M 881 Entrepreneurship for IT Professionals - a 16 week course that prepares participants to become leaders in information technology and to build IT enterprises. Participants design and develop a prototype IT product and prepare a business plan and venture proposal presentation.
- IT-M 882 Business Innovation - a 16-week course designed to teach innovative thinking through theory, methods, and practice of innovation. The course incorporates Einstein's thinking, and Edison's method to establish the innovation process that can be applied in current business environment.
An elective may be chosen from the following courses: