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Study a graduate program in Information Management

What will I study in a graduate information management program?

Masters of Science in Information Management students study management and organisational change, solution analysis and design; communication and collaboration; business process improvement; and applied information technology.

These programs teach strategies and tactics for approaching challenges with strategic vision while ensuring that technology solutions integrate with enterprise goals.

Courses address these organizational needs and processes:
 
·         Improving strategic use and management of information resources in business, government, and non-profits
  • Developing corporate and government policies to maximize benefits of using technologies
  • Increasing the productivity and creativity of knowledge workers, managers and executives who work with information resources
  • Evaluating, planning, and deploying information and communication technologies
Students plan electives aligned with their career interests, including tracks in technical, management, or focus areas. With planning, students can earn both an MS degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) with no additional coursework necessary, and taken concurrently with the master’s programs.

Certificates are offered in:

Length of program

The length of a graduate information management program depends on where you study and how far you want to go into academia. Postgraduate courses generally last the following duration in these countries: 

UK – 1-2 years
US – 1-2 years
China – 1-3 years
Canada – 1-2 years

Entry requirements

In general, students looking to pursue a graduate program in library and information science will need a bachelor’s degree. The grade required with vary between universities. Previous relevant professional experience is also likely to be considered. 

Career development

Graduates work in a wide range of organisations. Many graduates consult at large international companies. Common positions include information systems manager, knowledge manager or corporate planner, database administrator, information systems manager, IT technical support officer, multimedia programmer, network engineer, systems analyst, and systems developer. This program is often the beginning for those with a goal of rising into a chief information officer position.

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