2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog 
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2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Enterprise Technology Leadership, CAS

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The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Enterprise Technology Leadership (ETL) is an interdisciplinary CAS designed by the School of Information Studies (iSchool) and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.  The curriculum is designed to fit the needs of working professionals in a variety of fields who are working toward or aspire to be in technology leadership roles.  The CAS is also designed to assist companies in cultivating technology leadership within their organization.  Our employer relations team can help design a cohort program within your company. 

After a six-credit primary core which exposes students to the two schools with two required courses, students choose three additional electives, or nine credits, from one of the listed disciplinary areas that most aligns with their professional and academic interests.

Elective courses listed in the areas represent key fundamentals selected from existing master’s degree programs at the schools. All credits earned are transferrable into a full-degree Master’s program in each of the schools. This certificate is campus based with the ability to complete some coursework online.  The CAS in ETL can be completed as a full-time or part-time student. All candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Leadership: CAS in ETL graduates will be able to apply best practices in leadership and decision making to their selected disciplinary area

2. Project Management: CAS in ETL graduates will be able to apply best practices in technology project management to their disciplinary area, recognizing that technology projects involve organizational change and therefore must be managed appropriately to engage stakeholders in the change effort

3. Technology: CAS in ETL graduates will be able to describe a broad overview of the major practice areas in data science, collect and organize data, and develop a plan of action to implement the business decisions derived from the analyses

4. Build a strong and flexible technology infrastructure in their disciplinary area that can adapt to changing enterprise strategies and conditions involving scalability, resilience, flexibility and re-use of technical solutions and best practices

5. Define options for related technologies in their disciplinary area that can provide innovative solutions for strategic business goals and objectives in enterprises, and evaluate these options against the constraints and opportunities of a given scenario

6. Work productively together with distributed and culturally diverse peers and colleagues of various experience levels through purposeful and effective communication as modeled in the learning environment of the program


This certificate requires 15 graduate credits.  All courses are three (3) graduate credits unless specified otherwise.

I. Primary Core (6 credits)

All students must take MBC 639 or MBC 645, and IST 645 or IST 687

II. Electives (9 credits)

Students must choose three electives from one of the listed disciplinary areas below

Electives from the disciplinary area of Applied Data Science

  • IST 623   - Introduction to Information Security 
  • IST 659   - Data Administration Concepts and Database Management
  • IST 707   - Data Analytics
  • IST 718   - Big Data Analytics

Electives from the disciplinary area of Enterprise Data Systems

  • IST 608   - Blockchain Management
  • IST 615   - Cloud Management
  • IST 651   - Scripting Foundations for Enterprise Data Systems
  • IST 658   - Advanced Enterprise Network Management

Electives from the disciplinary area of Information Management:

  • IST 625   - Enterprise Risk Management 
  • IST 654   - Information Systems Analysis 
  • IST 659   - Data Administration Concepts and Database Management 
  • IST 726   - Enterprise Architecture: Concepts and Practice 

Electives from the disciplinary area of Management in Business Administration:

  • ISM 615   - Microeconomics 
  • MBC 631   - Financial Accounting 
  • MBC 632   - Managerial Accounting 
  • MBC 634   - Introduction to Information Technology and E-commerce 
  • MBC 635   - Operations and Supply Chain Management 
  • MBC 636   - Marketing Management 
  • MBC 638   - Data Analysis and Decision Making 
  • MBC 645   - Strategic Management 
    • MBC 645 may not be counted as an elective if taken as part of the primary core
  • SCM 755   - Lean Six Sigma 

Earn Credit towards a Master’s Degree:

While the CAS in Enterprise Technology Leadership is primarily a standalone program, credits earned in the CAS can be used toward a master’s degree in certain target degrees.  You can incorporate CAS classes into select Syracuse University master’s curriculums, which means you can graduate with a certified and highly marketable skill set without taking extra classes.

Targeted Degrees:

  • Applied Data Science, M.S.
  • Business Administration, MBA 
  • Information Systems, MS 


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