Strategic Management Course Work

The Strategic Management specialization focuses on managerial, administrative, and organizational aspects of information analysis. Students gain a strong understanding of the role information and technology play in the management and operation of organizations as well as the knowledge and skills required to support organizations in developing and managing strategic information strategies. This track prepares students for such positions as: project manager, IS consultant, business analyst, and chief information officer (CIO).The following coursework is required to complete the Strategic Management 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

       One course in Foundations of Information Management (3 credits)

  • INFM 620 Introduction to Strategic Information Management

       One course in Information Privacy and Policy (3 credits)

  • INST 611 Privacy and Security in a Networked World
  • INST 612 Information Policy

       One course in Information Management Technologies(3 credits)

  • INFM 700 Information Architecture

       Two Electives (6 credits) 

(Note: Any management or advanced technology course not taken to fulfill the previously requirements may be taken as an elective)​

  • INST 701 Introduction to Research Methods
  • INST 702 Advanced Usability Testing
  • INFM 714 Principles of Competitive Intelligence
  • INFM 757 Organizational and Business Process Modeling
  • INFM 732 Information Audits and Environmental Scans
  • INST 610 Information Ethics
  • INST 630 Programming for the Information Professional
  • INST 631 Fundamentals of HCI
  • 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 and other courses from Public Affairs (PUAF) or the Business School (BMGT) with permission

Further Electives are under development.