Business Architecture Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Other admissions requirements include:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) – Applicants are expected to have maintained a junior-senior (3rd and 4th years) GPA of at least a 3.00 based on a grading scale of A (4.00) to D (1.00).
  • Statement of Purpose — Applicants must describe how professional experience and goals align with the Certificate in Business Architecture, not to exceed 500 words.
  • Vita or Résumé — Provide a one- to two-page listing of professional experience and education.
  • Application –Completion of the Graduate School certificate application.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
BA 809Strategic Business Architecture3
ENTR 810Emerging Trends, Technology, and Corporate Innovation3
EA 873Enterprise Modeling3
Total Credits9

Courses

Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in the foundational concepts and practices of effective enterprise modeling
  • Graduates will learn the techniques involved in the use and effectiveness of architectural modeling to describe an organization and examine model-based products as tools to support, influence, and enable organization planning and decision-making
  • Graduates will learn the major areas of concern that affect disruptive innovation
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate the emerging trends and disruptors in technology and industry that create new markets and influence decision making, product development, business models, and business practices associated with innovation
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in the business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks and related networks that link these aspects of the enterprise together
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in developing and explaining different views of an organization are typically developed in the practice of business architecture

Contact

Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Brian Harold Cameron
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Brian Harold Cameron
Program Contact

Michelle Kristen Rockower
mkk114@psu.edu
(814) 863-0474

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