All MSIM students take four foundational core courses that cover key areas: leadership, information management, professionalism, information technology, ethics and policy, and problem-solving. These foundational courses set the framework of what makes the MSIM graduate stand out in the job market from other candidates with similar skills.
In addition, you can shape your studies with electives that fit your personal or professional goals. You can choose to specialize in a preapproved subject area, or you can select an array of courses that interest you. These courses build management, analytical and foundational technical skills as well as develop depth in focused areas of specialization.
While all MSIM students study the same foundational material, your degree requirements vary depending on whether you choose the full-time or mid-career program option.
Curriculum for the MSIM program is traditionally delivered in a classroom setting. However, some classes are offered in an online setting and it is likely that you will take one or more courses taught 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.
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 of Information Organizations (autumn, 1st year)
- IMT 590 Fieldwork in Information Management (Internship) (summer after 1st year and later)
- IMT 596* Capstone I : Project Planning (winter, 2nd year)
- IMT 597* Capstone II : Project Implementation (spring, 2nd year)
(Note that Capstone is optional for Mid-Career students.)
* No "waivers" will be approved for Foundational Core courses (all MSIM), or for Capstone (Full-Time program).