Pathways

Data Science and Analytics

Data is ubiquitous. Every industry relies on professionals who can manage, clean, and interpret data to make decisions, assess services, and ultimately operate an improved organization. MS/IM students are prepared to be instrumental contributors to organizational success through a strong theoretical and technical understanding of data in society and within organizations.

Suggested electives:

  • specifically about Data science and analytics

    • IS 590AG Evidence-Based Discovery
    • IS 490IDS Introduction to Data Science  
    • IS 590AD Sociotechnical Data Analytics
    • IS 456 Information Storage and Retrieval
    • IS 490DB Introduction to Databases
    • IS 531 Foundations of Data Curation           
    • IS 590DCL Theory & Practice Data Cleaning
    • IS 590DT Data Mining
    • IS 590MT Informetrics                      
    • IS 559 Network Analysis
    • IS 590TX Text Mining
    • IS 490GI Geographic Information Systems
    • IS 590SDP Data Policy
  • useful for data science and analytics

    • IS 590TR Info Transfer and Collaboration in the Sciences
    • IS 590OD Ontology Development

Knowledge Management and Information Consulting

The modern globalized workplace relies on fast, accurate information. Knowledge managers collect, organize, and interpret data on which major strategic decisions are based. Businesses and other organizations also rely on systems to store valuable information used by employees to make integral contributions. To provide this information support and system management, MS/IM students learn to analyze and represent information and how to customize and efficiently utilize systems that manage critical organizational information.

Suggested electives:

  • specifically about knowledge management and information consulting

    • IS 539 Information Consulting
    • IS 538 Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management
    • IS 590CM Change Management
    • IS 453 Systems Analysis and Management
    • IS 562 Metadata in Theory and Practice
    • IS 490EG E-Government
    • IS 503 Use and Users
    • IS 525 Government Information
    • IS 530E Business Information
    • IS 490GI Geographic Information Systems
    • IS 590ST Strategic Info Management
    • IS 590OD Ontology Development
    • IS 590DT Data Mining
    • IS 590TX Text Mining
    • IS 590RM Records and Information Management
  • useful for knowledge management and information consulting
    • IS 590II  Interfaces to Information Systems
    • IS 590SF Social Computing
    • IS 590AQ  Socio-Technical Futures

Privacy, Trust, Security, and Ethics

Every organization relies on the access and use of private and sensitive electronic and networked information. Information professionals develop mechanisms and infrastructures that take into account best practices for consumer privacy and ethical industry standards to build and maintain secure systems that lead to effective information management.

Suggested electives:

  • specifically about privacy, trust, security, and ethics

    • IS 590IP Information Policy
    • IS 590ET Information Ethics
    • IS 490 IA Information Assurance
    • IS 490PV Privacy in the Internet Age
    • IS 490EG E-Government
    • IS 549 Economics of Information
    • IS 559 Network Analysis
    • IS 590SF Social Computing
    • IS 590SI Social Analysis of ICTs
    • IS 590SDP Data Policy
    • PHIL 421 Ethical Theories  
    • PHIL 422 Recent Developments in Ethics  
    • CS 498: digital forensics
    • CS 461: Introduction to Computer Security
    • CS 463: computer security 2
    • Law 644: Copyright Law
    • Law 645: Patent Law
    • Law 797: Cyber Law
    • Law 797: International Intellectual Property
    • Law 797: Digital Forensics II
    • Law 797: Digital Forensics I
    • Law 797: Introduction to Intellectual Property
    • Law 798: Ethics and Public Policy
  • useful for privacy, trust, security, and ethics
    • IS 490GI Geographic Information Systems
    • IS 590II  Interfaces to Information Systems
    • IS 590TR Information Transfer and Collaboration in Science
    • IS 5901  Dialogues on Feminism and Technology

Information Architecture and Design

Every organization has a website, app, or other electronic representation of their mission, impact, services, and access points. Information architects build interfaces and organize content that relay and transmit this information effectively. MS/IM students are prepared to address challenges of information interaction with expertise in theories of information organization and design paired with the technical ability to implement complex interactive solutions.

Suggested electives

  • specifically about information architecture and design

    • IS 453 Systems Analysis and Management
    • IS 490DB Introduction to Databases
    • IS 490IT Entrepreneurial IT Design
    • IS490GI Geographic Information Systems
    • IS 560 Digital Libraries
    • IS 590DM Document Modeling
    • IS 590DP Document Processing
    • IS 555 Usability Engineering
    • IS 590LW Web Design and Construction for Organizations
    • IS 590OD Ontology Development
    • IS 590TC Thesaurus construction
    • IS 503 Use and Users of Information
    • IS 556 Implementation of Information Storage and Retrieval Systems
    • IS 562 Metadata in Theory & Practice
  • useful for information architecture and design

    • IS 531 Foundations of Data Curation