You can tailor the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management to suit your goals. We offer two degree options: Full-Time or Mid-Career.
A Full-Time MSIM degree complements a bachelor’s degree in business, arts or sciences by opening new doors to careers in any information-related field. MSIM core classes are typically offered during the traditional Monday through Friday schedule, while most course electives are offered evenings or online. An internship is highly recommended for completion of this degree program, providing both in-depth knowledge and practical experience in an area that interests you.
The Full-Time MSIM option requires a minimum of 65 quarter credits, and is designed to be completed in two years. Enrollment in the Full-Time MSIM program is open to domestic and international applicants, and you do not need prior experience in the information field in order to apply. Learn more about the Full-Time Option.
If you’re a working professional with five or more years of related industry experience, the Mid-Career option lets you maintain your current job while you pursue the graduate degree you need to advance your career. The MSIM Mid-Career option recognizes your experience in the field by waiving some elective credits required of full-time, entry-level students. Mid-Career core courses are offered in the evenings or occasional Saturdays, and numerous elective courses are offered in the evenings or online to enable working professionals the flexibility to take needed classes.
The Mid-Career MSIM requires a minimum of 47 quarter credits to graduate and is designed to be completed in two years. Your core requirements are spread over your first three quarters, and you supplement your core requirements by completing elective courses. The course schedule is designed to allow Mid-Career students to complete the specializations in Business Intelligence and Data Science. If you have flexibility in your schedule to take other electives, you can complete one of the other four approved specializations. Learn more about the Mid-Career option.