Curriculum for the MSIM program is typically delivered in the traditional classroom setting. However, you can take some online courses throughout your degree program, such as information technology courses or special topics courses that are only available online. Learning in various modes, engaging in group work both face-to-face and online, and utilizing various technologies will enhance your ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with others.
The MSIM curriculum will comprise a set of core courses that establish the breadth of the field and build foundational skills, integrating experiences at the end of each year to provide opportunity to apply theory to real-life contexts. General electives to build management and technical skills as well as electives building depth in focused areas of specialization round out the program. Note that while internships are not mandatory, they are strongly encouraged for MSIM students as both a means of integrating the knowledge gained in the classroom and of professional development. Below is our core curriculum, reflecting entry beginning in Autumn 2016. Students who entered prior to Autumn 2016 fall under requirements which existed at the time of their matriculation.
Foundational Core Courses
- IMT 500* Foundations: Information, Communication, Teamwork (autumn, 1st year)
- IMT 550* Policy and Ethics in Information Management (winter, 1st year)
- IMT 570** Analytic Methods for Information Professionals (Full-Time: autumn, 1st year; Mid-Career: spring, 1st year)
- IMT 580* Management and Strategic Leadership (autumn, 1st year)
- IMT 590 Fieldwork in Information Management (Internship) (summer after 1st year and later)
- INFX 595* Capstone I : Project Planning (winter, 2nd year)
- INFX 596* Capstone II : Project Implementation (spring, 2nd year)
(Note that Capstone is optional for Mid-Career students entering Autumn 2015 or later)
* No "waivers" will be approved for these courses.
** Students may apply for a "waiver" only if they have completed a graduate-level research methods course.