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Immerse yourself in the technology environment of leading business organizations. 

As individuals and teams, UB MS MIS students learn by doing. 


Acquire experience in the functional areas and industries that interest you most. Work on challenging, real-world projects to refine your skills and competencies, while gaining an edge in the job market with a meaningful internship. Build your network through collaboration with colleagues and supervisors. Work with our internship experts in the Career Resource Center.


Take your skill set to the next level by earning recognized credentials prior to graduation. Industry certifications highlight an overall mastery of a specific role and are a great way for employers to identify the most highly qualified candidates for defined jobs and projects. 

Below are some of the certifications earned by our students while enrolled in the UB MS MIS program. 



Amazon Web Services (AWS) Associate

Validates technical expertise in designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on the AWS platform.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Professional

Validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Evaluates the risk management proficiency of IT professionals and other employees within an enterprise or financial institution.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

The global standard for professionals who have a career in information systems, particularly in auditing, control and security.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

An independent information security certification granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)².

Certified Scrum Master

An entry-level credential designed to give professionals getting started as Scrum practitioners an understanding of the Agile project management methodology. 

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Prepares you to take on the Product Owner role as a project's key stakeholder for any Agile software development project.

CompTIA Security+

A global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

EMC2 - Data Science

Validates your ability to apply the techniques and tools required for  effective participation in big data and other analytics projects.

IBM Data Science

Master data science, learn Python and SQL, analyze and visualize data, and build machine learning models.

Microsoft Azure

Expand your cloud skills to meet future business needs with a globally recognized standard for IT professionals.

Microsoft Professional Program - Data Science

Learn key functional and technical skills, combining online courses with hands-on labs, concluding in a final capstone project.

Oracle Certified Associate

Demonstrate your database and Java knowledge and skills with a distinction that is recognized by IT professionals and industries.

Salesforce [PDF]

Achieve multiple credentials that recognize the skills, expertise and real-world know-how of today’s cloud specialists.

SAS Base Programmer

Demonstrate and validate your actual programming skills. 

SAS Certified Platform Administrator 

For those who have the skills and knowledge necessary for platform  administration for SAS® Business Analytics.

Tableau Desktop Certified Professional

Advanced functionality and application of data visualization best practices.

Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate

Comprehensive functionality and product expertise.

Tableau Desktop Specialist

Foundational functionality and product comprehension.

Supervised Research

Work one-on-one with a faculty member to gain a deeper understanding of a specific research topic. Broaden your knowledge of research methodologies and how to apply them. Learn practical skills in planning, critical thinking and troubleshooting to connect the classroom with the real world.

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School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
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