MSIM students talk to Ted Underwood in classroom

MS in Information Management

Become an expert in information solutions

Designed to meet the growing demand for information professionals, the MSIM prepares students to become leaders in using information tools and resources. Our School's reputation for academic excellence has earned us the #1 ranking in library and information studies by U.S. News & World Report.

Jingrui He

Our MSIM program is designed to train the next generation of information professionals with advanced and diverse skill sets. Through our flexible curriculum, these students will not only be exposed to state-of-the-art technology (e.g., AI, machine learning, information consulting) but also gain a deep understanding of the organizational and social challenges around such technology.

Jingrui He, Professor and MSIM Program Director

What can you do with an MSIM degree?

Through our flexible curriculum—which emphasizes the intersection of people, information, and technology—students develop advanced skills in information management and analysis that can be applied in a broad range of employment settings. Electives are available in a variety of areas, and the program offers course groupings customized to specific career pathways.

Get connected with the iSchool Ambassadors

These dedicated students promote the iSchool's mission and vision. They work with Recruitment & Admissions and Student Affairs, serving as liaisons for prospective and incoming students. They also are valuable resources for sharing the iSchool experience and connecting students who have similar interests.

Find your niche

  • Data Scientist
  • Information Consultant
  • User Experience Researcher
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Digital Content Manager
  • Director of Information Services
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Senior Digital Product Manager
  • Strategic Research Consultant
  • Taxonomist/Ontologist
Niharika Surange

The wide range of electives in the MSIM degree program offers me the flexibility to choose courses that align with my interest. The curriculum covers my intended areas of interest—text mining, information modeling, and business intelligence—in great depth. Also, courses like Applied Business Research provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with real-life clients and projects.

Niharika Surange (MSIM '23), Data Scientist at Walmart Global Tech

What path will you take?

With only three required courses—Information Modeling (IS 515), Data, Statistical Models, and Information (IS 507), and Sociotechnical Information Systems (IS 504)—and a programming course if needed, our curriculum is very flexible. Create a tailor-made degree or follow one of our highly sought-after professional pathways:

  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Knowledge Management and Information Consulting

The MSIM is a STEM-designated program.

Mayank Vijaywargia

I pursued an MS in information management because of my desire to have a strong understanding of technology, information, and business. I could see myself addressing key organizational and societal challenges by utilizing growing information/data resources. This could only have been possible through the advanced knowledge that I gained from the MSIM.

Mayank Vijaywargia (MSIM '19), AVP-Senior Associate, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Immerse yourself in the student experience

Information management is much more than coding: it's about communication. That's why our MSIM program delivers both. As an iSchool student, you'll be immersed in a rich learning environment that provides a strong academic foundation as well as opportunities to explore your interests through extracurricular and networking activities, internships and other professional field experience, and interaction with expert faculty.

Get the support you need

Our world-class faculty provide the knowledge and skills needed for successful careers in the design and management of information systems. At the iSchool, you'll learn from the best.

Develop a program that best meets your career goals. Throughout the program, you'll remain in close contact with your advisor to discuss course options, opportunities for practical experiences, and/or research opportunities. Meetings with advising staff can take place in person, over the phone, online (i.e., Skype), or via email.

Zoe Kaler

The iSchool is aware of the rapidly changing technology landscape and prepares students accordingly. I was exposed to so many technologies as an MSIM student, and once I entered the tech world, I was ready to adapt when necessary.

Zoë Kaler (MSIM '18), Product Designer at Zartico