Program Overview

The information quality graduate certificate program provides an integrated curriculum that covers both theory and practice.

The 12-hour program, which can be completed in two semesters, offers post-baccalaureate students and working professionals opportunities to enhance IQ career entry and growth through specialized study.

The certificate program also provides a convenient entry into the Master of Science in information quality (MSIQ) program for students who want to continue their IQ studies. All of the courses required for the graduate certificate are offered online via live webcast (synchronous) and count toward the M.S. Students can expect instruction by highly qualified doctoral-level faculty with extensive experience in the field.

Required Courses (9 hours)

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INFQ Required Courses

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Prerequisites: IFSC 2300 or equivalent. This course provides a rigorous exploration of information quality concepts, assessment, and problems in organizational information systems, databases and data warehouses. A combin...

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INFQ 7303 Principles of Information Quality

3 credit hours

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This course is designed to develop and increase capability and skills that students need to critically understand what IQ software tools, techniques and prototypes are currently used in industry, government and research ...

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INFQ 7342 Information Quality Tools and Industry Landscape

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: INFQ 7322. This course explores the top management, strategic perspective for aligning competitive strategy, core competencies, and information quality. Topics include the development and implementation of ...

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INFQ 7367 Information Quality Policy and Strategy

3 credit hours

Elective Courses (3 hours)

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INFQ Elective Courses

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Prerequisite: INFQ 7303. This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical foundations critical for developing a deep understanding of the state-of-the-art information quality research from the technical, ...

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INFQ 7322 Information Quality Theory

3 credit hours

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Prerequisites: INFQ 7303. A course on how to manage information quality improvement projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, a...

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INFQ 7337 Project and Change Management

3 credit hours

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Prerequisites: INFQ 7322 and INFQ 7342. This intensive and interactive course is designed to develop and increase the student’s capability and skills to critically understand what constitutes data quality, how to analy...

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INFQ 7353 Case Studies for Information Quality Professionals

3 credit hours

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Prerequisites: STAT 2350 or equivalent. This course provides an understanding of how the concepts and techniques of Total Quality Management may be applied to information products. Topics include continuous improvement s...

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INFQ 7318 Total Quality Management and Statistical Quality Control

3 credit hours

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school can apply for admission to the program. Candidates who have a background in computer programming, database concepts, and applied statistics, or who have professional experience in an information quality role will be the most prepared to enter and successfully complete the program.

Regular Admission requirements
• Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
• 3.0 cumulative grade point average
• Minimum TOEFL score 71 or IELTS score 6.5
• Completion of any remedial course work that may be specified by the department. Students seeking regular admission to the program are expected to have completed (with a grade of B or better in each course) course work or have professional experience equivalent to the following UALR courses:
IFSC 2300 Object-Oriented Technology
IFSC 3320 Database Concepts
STAT 2350 Intro to Statistical Methods

Please visit the department website for conditional admission requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed 12 hours of courses with a 3.0 or better GPA.
Note: The GRE requirement for application to the MSIQ is waived for students who have completed the certificate program with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Program Advisor

Dr. John Talburt | 501-371-7616 | jrtalburt@ualr.edu
Professor of Information Science
Information Science department

Accreditation

UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Disabilities

UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

  • Cost per credit hour: $383