Online Master of Science in Information Management

Become an expert in information solutions.
Then change the world.
Master of Science in Information Management Online Degree Program.
Customize your curriculum
Explore a growing job market
Complete in 12-18 months
Priority Spring 2018 Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

MS in Information Management (MS/IM)

Information management is a broad area and is evolving rapidly, with many new opportunities arising. Organizations of all kinds increasingly rely on the strategic use of information to create solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. Our goal is to give you a competitive edge in securing a rewarding position, make you an expert in helping organizations better manage and utilize information, and educate you to be a future leader. 

The Master of Science in Information Management (MS/IM) is a new online master's degree—offered both online and on campus—that prepares leaders in the field who develop services and systems to meet human information needs in a range of employment sectors. The degree is designed to meet the demand for well-prepared information professionals who are skilled in using, managing, analyzing, and distributing information. Our MS/IM graduates will be poised to lead the way in wielding the world’s growing information resources for the greater good.

Identify and Land Your Dream Job

With only three required courses—and a programming course, if needed—the curriculum is very flexible and can be customized based on career interests. Students work with professors to identify strengths and career goals and build the skills required to meet the needs of employers in that field. The MS/IM helps you identify your dream job and then cultivate the skills to obtain that position and have a successful career. 

You have the opportunity to choose from four professional pathways at the intersection of people, information, and technology:

  • Data science and analytics
  • Privacy, trust, security, and ethics
  • Information architecture and design
  • Knowledge management and information consulting

Why Illinois?

Illinois Online students benefit from a rigorous program taught by some of the industry's thought leaders.

  • Expertise. Faculty are leaders in the field who have created innovative educational programs and ensure that graduates have excellent employment prospects.
  • Networking. Learn alongside students who offer diverse levels of experience and perspective. Students enroll from all corners of the world, contributing to a rich classroom environment.
  • Flexibility. Online courses offer the flexibility to work toward a degree without leaving your community. Work, family, degree—it’s all possible.
  • Career Advancement. The program works actively with students on job and internship placements. Faculty work with students to identify goals, strengths, and interests and help them build the skills required to meet the needs of employers in that field. 

Visit the MS in Information Management website to learn more about the program.

Fully Online
Fully Online
Flexibility to learn anywhere. Completely online, including all course and group work plus faculty office hours so you can discuss material, ask questions, or get help.

This degree will offer the same educational rigor as the on-campus program, featuring synchronous sessions and live virtual discussions.

Career Opportunities
Our experienced staff collaborate and connect students with career services and internship opportunities.

Questions? Ready to Apply? Contact us!