Enterprise Architects are some of the most senior and well-paid Informational Technology professionals. The occupation requires high educational attainment and the ability to understand the interdependence of organizational processes. This program will give you the advanced analytical skills to solve business problems by applying IT architecture and infrastructure, and the knowledge to enhance computer and network security in an operational environment.

Industry and Careers
This program can lead to career paths in various areas such as:

  • Business analyst
  • Enterprise architect 

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Graduates from the following programs who want to develop a specialty in Enterprise Architecture:
    • Engineering degree
    • IT-related degree or diploma
    • Master of Business Administration
    • The Chang School’s Certificate in Information Systems Management
  • Professionals currently working in the following areas who seek a specialized role in Enterprise Architecture:
    • business analytics
    • database development
    • engineering
    • network administration
    • software development
    • security administrator

Students should have an Information Systems Management (ISM) certificate or an IT educational background at college or university levels.

What Will You Learn?
This advanced certificate program offers students the knowledge and necessary tools for determining how an organization can effectively achieve its current and future objectives. It offers IT-enabled business process management from an analytical perspective. This analytical capability is enriched with advanced topics in information systems security and privacy. 

After completing this certificate, you will able to:

  • advise organizations on how to respond to emerging technologies and the growing complexity of information systems
  • develop and manage information technology architecture and infrastructure to meet the strategic needs of business and government
  • analyze and solve business problems by applying information technology architecture and infrastructure
  • understand the context of enterprise architecture frameworks, including:
    • the open group architecture framework (togaf)
    • service-oriented architecture (soa)
    • control objectives for information and related technologies (cobit)
    • zachman

Certificate Requirements

  • 3 required courses
  • 1 elective
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits



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