Illinois adds masters of science in information management

The University of Illinois School of Information Sciences is launching a new master's degree program, the master of science in information management.


The master's program will be offered this fall on campus, with an online option available next spring.   File photo

The University of Illinois School of Information Sciences is launching a new master's degree program, the master of science in information management.

This degree covers advanced information management and analysis skills, emphasizing the practical application of data-driven solutions.

"Our degree prepares students for successful careers in the design and management of information systems," program director Michael Twidale said. "They learn how information can be accessed, organized, and utilized to provide useful insights that will benefit organizations and the people they serve."

The curriculum is very flexible and can be tailored to career interests. Four professional paths are offered: data science and analytics; privacy, trust, security, and ethics; information architecture and design; and knowledge management and information consulting.

"The goal of our program is to equip professionals to communicate across disciplinary boundaries with 'design thinking,' asking: What is the problem, and how can I use available technologies to address it?" Twidale said.

The master's program will be offered this fall on campus, with an online option available next spring. The application deadline for spring enrollment is Oct. 15.

For more information, visit ischool.illinois.edu/msim. For specifics about the degree, contact Professor Twidale at ischool-infomanagement@illinois.edu or 217-265-0510.

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