Syracuse University’s nationally ranked School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a leader in defining the theory and practice of information management. Through our online Master of Science in Information Management degree, the iSchool helps professionals bridge the gap between business and technology to improve how organizations consume, manage, and use information.
What Is Information Management?
"Information management is the holistic view of how organizations manage their information resources in order to maximize organizational efficiency and financial position; improve products and processes; connect with associates, consumers, and suppliers; manage projects; and reduce risks."
- Michael Wangerin, MS in Information Management
We are consuming more information than we did five years ago. This explosion of data consumption has led to the need for dedicated information management specialists who can strategically understand, communicate, and leverage complex information within their organization and across various teams. Students in our program gain practical skills in information acquisition, utility, retention, and transfer to successfully lead businesses toward efficiency, social responsibility and overall success.
Syracuse University’s iSchool community is made up of accomplished professionals with hands-on training and experiential learning experience. iSchool graduates have successfully moved into information management positions at Bank of America, Citi, Deloitte Consulting, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, PwC, Salesforce.com, and the U.S. government.
Through the MS in Information Management degree program, students are uniquely qualified for competitive positions, including:
Information technology consultant
Security and risk analyst
Business technology advisor
The MS in Information Management program takes an interdisciplinary approach to developing information management leaders. Students will explore topics such as organizational psychology, human-computer interaction, information economics, information policy, data science, cybersecurity, information technology, and enterprise technology management—all in the pursuit of addressing four critical challenges that organizations face:
Increasing the effectiveness of managers and executives who work with information resources
Designing and managing mission-critical information technologies within organizations
Developing corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the widespread use of these technologies
Leveraging information resources to achieve strategic advantage for business, government, and nonprofit organizations
The MS in Information Management degree program offers two tracks of study based on professional experience:
MS in Information Management
The 42-credit MS in Information Management track is available online both full time or part time and can be tailored to each student’s unique personal and professional schedule. This program track can be completed in as few as 21 months.
MS in Information Management for Executives
The 30-credit MS in Information Management for Executives requires students to have six or more years of full-time professional experience in the information management field with a record of continuingly increasing job responsibilities. This program track is also available online full time or part time and can be completed in as few as 15 months.
Develop Specialized Skills
The iSchool offers Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS) in Data Science and Information Security Management that can be completed with no additional course work. Students develop specialized skills to advance in their careers.