Master of Science in Information Management

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.

2016 Placement Rate
Based on 90% response rate
Statistics shown are based on a 90% response rate from graduates of the online and on-campus iSchool.

Career Outlook

Syracuse University’s iSchool community is made up of accomplished professionals with hands-on training and experiential learning experience. In 2016, our information management graduates had a 92 percent* placement rate, working around the world. iSchool graduates have successfully moved into information management positions at Bank of America, Citi, Deloitte Consulting, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, PwC,, and the U.S. government.

Through the MS in Information Management degree program, students are uniquely qualified for competitive positions, including:

  • Information architect
  • Business analyst
  • Information technology consultant
  • Security and risk analyst
  • Business technology advisor

Our Curriculum

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 

Learn more about the MS in Information Management curriculum.

Program Tracks To Meet Your Needs

The MS in Information Management degree program offers two tracks of study based on professional experience:

MS in Information Management

The 42-credit online MS in Information Management track is designed to 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 online 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 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.

Learn more about Certificates of Advanced Study