Individualized Program Plan Course Work

The Individualized Program Plan specialization allows students to design a custom specialization that best meets their interests and needs. The students will choose an area of focus and choose their courses to create their own area of specialization. This specialization combines a foundation of general knowledge in Information Management and Technology with customizable options for particular circumstances. The following coursework is required to complete the Individualized Program Plan specialization:

       Four Core courses* (12 credits)

  • INFM 600 Information Environments
  • INFM 603 Information Technology and Organizational Context
  • INFM 605 Users and Use Context
  • INFM 612 Management of Information Programs and Services

       One Advanced Technology course (3 credits)

  • INFM 700 Information Architecture
  • INFM 747 Web Enabled Databases
  • INFM 743 Development of Internet Applications
  • INFM 750 From Data to Insights
  • INST 733 Database Design
  • INST 734 Information Retrieval Systems
  • INST 735 Computational Linguistics I
  • INST 736 Computational Linguistics II
  • INST 737 Digging Into Data
  • INST 767 Big Data Infrastructure
  • Other courses from Computer Science (CMSC) with permission

       Two Project courses (6 credits)

  • INFM 736 Information Management Experience
  • INFM 737 Information Management Capstone Experience

       Five elective courses (15 credits) 

(Note: Any advanced technology not taken to fulfill the previously described requirements may be taken as an elective)

  • INFM 613 Systems Analysis and Planning
  • INFM 620 Introduction to Strategic Information Management
  • INST 702 Advanced Usability Testing
  • INFM 714 Principles of Competitive Intelligence
  • INFM 757 Organizational and Business Process Modeling
  • INFM 722 Copyright, Privacy and Security Issues in Digital Information
  • INFM 732 Information Audits and Environmental Scans
  • INST 607 E-Government: Information, Communication, and Policy
  • INST 610 Information Ethics
  • INST 612 Information Policy
  • INST 630 Programming for the Information Professional
  • INST 631 Fundamentals of HCI
  • INST 660 21st Century Leadership
  • INST 701 Introduction to Research Methods
  • INST 706 Project Management
  • INST 714 Information for Decision-Making
  • INST 715 Knowledge Management
  • INST 716 Information, Technology, and Society
  • LBSC 680 Principles of Records and Information Management
  • LBSC 682 Management of Electronic Records and Information
  • LBSC 735 Legal Issues in Managing Information
  • Other LBSC, INFM and INST courses

Further Electives are under development.