MSIM Mid-Career Option
If you are a working professional who has five or more years of relevant professional experience, consider the Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) Mid-Career option. This course of study lets you to maintain your current job while you pursue the graduate degree you need to advance or change your career.
Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant professional work experience. Students in the Mid-Career MSIM option have come from organizations such as Boeing, Microsoft, the Seattle Times, AOL, Washington State Department of Transportation, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Starbucks, among many others.
Advance Your Career
The MSIM Mid-Career program track prepares you to work on and lead your organization’s information management initiatives. At the same time, you get valuable opportunities to build your professional networks through the cohort structure, applied course projects, Capstone projects, and endless opportunities for interaction with our iAffiliate partners and leading employers in the information management space.
Flexible Course Schedules
For residential students, Mid-Career classes are held in the evening or on Saturday mornings to provide you with the maximum flexibility in planning your program while meeting your work and personal commitments.
For online students, courses have some synchronous (real-time) elements, but are mostly asynchronous so you can participate on your own schedule. Synchronous sessions will take place in the early morning or evening Pacific time on weekdays and weekends (approximately 1 hour a week, per course). Learn more about the MSIM online option.
Not sure which mode of study is right for you? Explore our FAQ about the online vs. residential degree options.
Focused Learning with Specializations
Students may choose to focus their electives in a specialization area; the Business Intelligence, Data Science, Program/Product Management & Consulting, and Information & Cyber Security specializations are available in the evening/weekend format for residential students. Business Intelligence and Data Science are available to online students. Or, students may choose electives across the breadth of the curriculum for a broad-based degree in information management. Learn more about specializations.
Go at Your Pace
Whether online or residential, you can complete the Mid-Career MSIM in one calendar year if you wish to finish quickly and are able to manage an accelerated course of study. It allows students to complete one specialization in addition to the core set of courses. Students can stay an additional year or more if they desire more depth in their learning experience or want to complete the program at a more moderate pace. A second year also allows students to complete a second specialization. The Mid-Career MSIM requires 36 credits to graduate. See degree plans.