Master of Science in Information Management


 Where are they now?MSIM graduates have the critical analytical and management skills necessary to lead complex information-intensive projects. Students who complete the degree often see immediate professional benefits in the form of new positions, promotions or larger leadership roles in their organizations. Read job profiles for MSIM graduates.

Typical roles and areas for graduates immediately following degree completion include the following areas and career goals:

​Analysts & Consultants

  • Data & Research Analyst
  • IT Advisory Risk Consultant
  • Senior Consultant
  • Metadata Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Senior Technical Consultant
  • Professional Services Consultant


  • Manager of Business Analytics
  • Senior Manager, Information Security & Risk Management
  • IT Service Manager
  • Manager, Business Systems Programs
  • IT Project Manager

Technical Specialists

  • Information Architect
  • Interaction Designer
  • Taxonomist
  • Web Computing Specialist
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse Developer
  • Principal Security Architect 

Strategic Oversight

The longer-term career trajectory of many of our graduates is towards Strategic Oversight roles such as:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Director, Strategic Execution
  • Director, Strategic Technology Initiatives

A Sampling of MSIM Employers

  • Expeditors
  • Satori Software
  • Tableau Software
  • Microsoft
  • Boeing
  • T-Mobile
  • Amazon
  • University of Washington
  • Ascentium
  • Ernst & Young
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Possible (formerly ZAAZ)
  • Nordstrom
  • Casey Family Programs
  • Bloomberg
  • Concur Technology
  • Taiwan Semiconductor
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Safeco Insurance
  • SEOmoz
  • Verizon
  • Webtrends
  • Pacific NW National Laboratory
  • U.W. Naval Warfare Center
  • Samsung TESCO
  • Philips
  • Providence Health and Services
  • KPMG
  • Liberty Mutual
  • King County
  • Accenture
  • Expedia
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers

Career Services at the iSchool

The UW iSchool prepares students for their careers by providing a variety of services including workshops on resume building, networking and interviewing as well as job listings.  An annual career fair (The iSchool Career Fair) occurs at the beginning of each winter quarter.  Employers are also featured on-campus at events throughout the year. Supporting our students' professional development is a commitment of the iSchool. Learn more about Career Services.