Data Management, Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in Data Management

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 15
  • $293.00
  • $524.00

Program Overview

The online Data Management, undergraduate certificate focuses on the practice of managing data-related issues for organizations. Data management is a growing concern in today's society, and this certificate provides a better understanding of how to optimize the design, storage and use of organizational data.

The goal of the online Data Management Certificate is to provide non-traditional and traditional students an opportunity to advance their education with a focused, professional-oriented course of study that offers relevant knowledge on data management. Certificates such as this one fit with organizational professional development requirements and could be used, at the discretion of the organization, as professional development units (PDUs).

Prospective students in the workplace who have an associate degree would benefit from the knowledge gained by completing coursework. The online Data Management Certificate is intended for students who do not have an undergraduate degree. However, should a student decide to pursue a degree after starting or completing the certificate program, all credits taken for a certificate can be applied towards the completion of an undergraduate degree in the college.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  2. Completed coursework

    Introduction to Statistics (CIST 2500 or equivalent) or test out exam, Introduction to Management Information Systems (CIST 2100, BSAD 3100 or equivalent work experience), 2 semesters of programming or equivalent work experience

  3. High school diploma or GED

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions  
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee 

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

  Prerequisite Courses

  •     Introduction to Statistics (CIST 2500 or equivalent) 
  •     2 semesters of programming or equivalent work experience
  •     Introduction to Management Information Systems (CIST 2100, BSAD 3100 or test-out exam for CIST 2100) 

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ISQA 4200/ISQA 8206Information and Data Quality Management3
The course primarily focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of Data and Information Quality (DQ and IQ) concepts and issues. On completing this course students will be able to understand and use DQ and IQ Concepts in Information Systems projects, be able to recognize various patterns of Data and Design Deficiencies in Systems and be able to suggest appropriate DQ and IQ improvement plans in light of known deficiencies in systems.
ISQA 4300/ISQA 8306Database Administration3
This course is designed to give students an applied, practical introduction to database administration. Students will gain an understanding of the functioning of a database management system and its relationship to the computing environment in which it runs. They will learn the concepts, principles, and techniques necessary to carry out such functions as database object creation, storage management, capacity planning, performance tuning, backup and recovery, and security management. Each semester the course will focus on one commercial database management system (DBMS), such as Oracle.
ISQA 3310Managing the Database Environment3
Prereq: ISQA 3210 (prerequisite or co-requisite), CIST 1100, CIST 3100 or equivalent. Introduction to business database design and management functions. The focus is on the use of current database management systems (DBMS) to support the data management function of an organization. Topics include data modeling, database design, SQL, data management and database administration. Hands-on experience in database design, creation, and use is provided.
ISQA 3300File Structures for Information Systems3
Prereq: CIST 1620. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to computer file organizations and access methods. A fundamental understanding of the performance implications of each file organization is developed to allow the students to make information systems design choices that will optimize the performance of business information systems.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ISQA 4730/ISQA 8736Decision Support Systems3
This course examines a set of information systems which specifically support managerial decision makers: Decision Support Systems, Group Decision Support Systems, Executive Information Systems, Data Warehouses, Expert Systems, and Neural Networks. This course explores the development, implementation, and application of these systems, how these systems can be applied to current business problems, as well as how organizational issues impact the implementation and usage of these systems.
ISQA 4890/CSCI 4890Data Warehousing and Data Mining3
This course provides students with a theoretical foundation and practical methods for designing and constructing data warehouse and implementing data mining. After covering the essential concepts, issues, techniques to build an effective data warehouse, this course emphasizes the various techniques of data mining, such as association, classification, clustering and prediction for on-line analyses within the framework of data warehouse architectures. This course gives students an opportunity to undertake a real-life data analysis project.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterAug 02
  • Spring SemesterDec 02
  • Summer SemesterJul 02