Professional Enterprise Systems Certificate (undergraduate): Robert Morris University Professional Enterprise Systems Certificate (undergraduate) | Robert Morris University


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 prepares you to build, manage, and maintain complex enterprise systems across a wide range of applications. Students receive an integrated view of enterprise systems using IBM mainframe hardware, operating systems and applications; a basic understanding of personal computers and essential computer software necessary for both common workplace and personal use; an introduction to structured programming through use of the COBOL language; an introduction to Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM); instruction on the CICS Enterprise Transaction Processing System and CICS COBOL applications; and instruction on the design, implementation, testing and application integration of an IBM DB2 enterprise database system.

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2010 national mean bachelor-level entry-level salaries:
(information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers)
By type of employer By job function
Aerospace $57,000 Computer Programming $49,780
Banking (Investment) $56,667 Consulting $53,875
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
Software Publishers $55,000    
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 18-credit Undergraduate Enterprise Systems certificate would take 15 months. 

  • Introduction to Decision Support Systems (3 credits)
  • Introduction to COBOL (3 credits)
  • Advanced COBOL Programming (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Transaction Processing Systems using CICS/COBOL (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Operating Systems (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Database Systems (3 credits)

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.

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