Information Management Curriculum

Information has a fundamental effect on the structure, processes, and success of all organizations. Those who can manage the tools of information acquisition, utility, retention, and transfer can help their organizations develop and leverage strategic advantages. The MS in Information Management curriculum is designed to help students develop a diverse set of skills that enables them to participate at all levels of information technology management. The 42-credit curriculum can be completed in 21 months.

All iSchool graduate courses are acceptable electives. Students can also take up to six credits of specific graduate courses from other Syracuse University schools, such as Whitman School of Management, as electives toward their MS in Information Management. Students must choose courses that meet their graduate requirements. Permission to register for the courses is also required.

Course Catalog

Core Competencies

MS in Information Management students will acquire competencies in the following:

  • Management of Technology: Integrate technical and solution development concepts with the principles of management, strategy, and financial analysis; apply these concepts in the analysis of management case studies and problems; analyze, compare, evaluate, and clearly articulate the relative value of IT investment alternatives.
  • Management of Solution Development: Apply disciplines used in the development of information system solutions to solve organizational and business problems.
  • Technical Knowledge: Apply information and computing technologies to solve information problems at the individual and organizational levels.
  • Environmental Context of IM: Explain how demographic, social, economic, and ethical factors, as well as local, national, and international information policy and regulation, affect information technology solutions.
  • Professional Communication Skills: Develop and deliver professional communications in the field.
  • Leadership and Teamwork Development: Demonstrate leadership, ethics, and effective collaboration skills.
  • Information Literacy, Analysis, and Problem-Solving: Find, organize, manage, evaluate, and use information resources critically and effectively for the solution of professional problems.

In addition to helping students develop a comprehensive expertise in these critical skill sets, the iSchool ensures that students understand the responsibility that information professionals have to set forth and manage policies for the use and protection of information resources at all levels across the enterprise.

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