Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology and Business

IT and Business student working

Information technologies and business management are two important and significant sectors in both industrialized and developing countries. There is demand for qualified professionals in these sectors, particularly in Boston’s MetroWest area. Consisting of six (6) courses, the certificate introduces students to both computing information technologies and business. The coursework benefits students who want exposure to both IT and business to advance their careers.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of programming.
  • Apply a basic knowledge of the UNIX operating system.
  • Identify and apply business principles.
  • Based on the electives they select, students will demonstrate knowledge of either database management or programming using HTML, and one of the following business areas:

marketing, finance, legal aspects of business, or economics.


Admission Requirements:

Candidates for the Certificate in Information Technology and Business must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential (GED, TASC, or HiSET).


Prerequisite Course to Enroll in Certificate:

Students must have successfully completed this following or a similar course at another regionally-accredited institution of higher education.

  • CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology


Curriculum Requirements (6 courses):


Required courses:

  • BUIS 200 Introduction to Business Systems
  • CSCI 130 Computer Science I using Java
  • CSCI 258 Introduction to Operating Systems using UNIX™

Elective Courses

Choose one (1) from list below:

  • CSCI 108 HTML, JavaScript Programming and Website Development
  • CSCI 360 Database Management

Choose two (2) from list below:

  • ACCT 220 Financial Accounting
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics or
    • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 107 Business Statistics
  • MGMT 215 Legal Environment of Business
  • MRKT 181 Marketing Principles 


For further program information, please contact the Program Coordinator and Advisor, Dr. Suban Krishnamoorthy, Professor of Computer Science, skrishnamoorthy@framingham.edu.