The educational decision you are about to make is also an important career decision. By choosing Penn State's online master's degree or graduate certificate in enterprise architecture (EA), you are choosing to be a leader in a professional field that is gaining momentum across the globe. These unique programs were designed with significant input from more than seventy corporations, government bodies, and industry associations.
EA, once considered simply a means of linking IT strategy and execution in an organization, has evolved to become a mechanism for aligning the entire enterprise - the business strategy and goals - with information systems and technology. And EA has grown increasingly important to all types of organizations as they strive to become more efficient, effective, and agile. The Penn State graduate certificate and master's degree programs in EA were designed to prepare students to thrive as employees in an environment that increasingly stretches across information technology in all areas of a business - giving them the knowledge to help businesses and governments achieve their goals.For more information on the program, please visit www.worldcampus.psu.edu/PSUEA
You may also download a brochure of the current enterprise architecture programs offered in Penn State
Graduate Cerfificate in EA
Penn State's 9-credit graduate certificate in EA is designed to give you a solid foundation of knowledge as you explore how to integrate strategic, business, and technology planning methods and best practices. The certificate was designed for professionals already working in enterprise architecture who want to formalize their current skills, or for individuals who are newly interested in the profession.
In addition to its practical applications, the graduate certificate can be used as a first step in your education or as a stand-alone credential. The credits that you earn in the certificate can be applied to the requirements for the master's degree in enterprise architecture, if you are accepted into the master's program.
- EA 871 - Enterprise Architecture Foundations (3 credits)
- EA 872 - Enterprise Architecture Foundations II (3 credits)
- EA 873 - Enterprise Modeling (3 credits)
- MANGT 510 - Project Management (3 credits)
Master of Professional Studies in EA
The successful EA professional requires a unique combination of skills and perspectives. He or she needs to integrate a variety of planning methods with an ability to understand, analyze, justify, and communicate the solution of enterprise architecture problems. These unique skills and perspectives position the EA professional for a wide variety of leadership roles within the enterprise. Not surprisingly, such people are in high demand in industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. However, the supply of experts with the needed breadth of knowledge in both enterprise technology and business is scarce.
To meet the increased demand for EA-related professionals, Penn State has developed the Master of Professional Studies in Enterprise Architecture (MPS/EA). This program was created with significant input from leading corporations, industry associations, and the government bodies through our Center for Enterprise Architecture. It is designed for people who aspire to roles with enterprise-wide scope and authority, such as that embodied by an enterprise architect.
For more information on the program, please visit http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/enterprise-architecture-masters/overview