Master of Science in Information Management

What is Information Management?

In today’s knowledge economy, organizations that can’t properly utilize their information assets risk serious failure. Information management is an emerging field that is concerned with:

  • The infrastructure used to collect, manage, preserve, store and deliver information
  • The guiding principles that allow information to be available to the right people at the right time
  • The view that all information, both digital and physical, is an asset that requires proper management
  • The organizational and social contexts in which information exists

The purpose of information management is to:

  • design, develop, manage, and use information with insight and innovation
  • support decision making and create value for individuals, organizations, communities, and societies

The iSchool helps you develop a deep understanding of the users of information and the organizational and social goals information management serves. As a result, you are equipped to use information both as a competitive tool and a means to create positive organizational change.