Data and Knowledge Management Is Good Business

This program incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to the field of data and knowledge management enabling participants to gain the educational background needed to build a career helping organizations capture, manage, preserve, store and deliver information efficiently and effectively in the digital age. Managing digital information, often referred to as digital assets, requires a specialized understanding of the challenges and unique skills including mapping of an organization's knowledge assets, designing and implementing knowledge management systems.

The SOIS Certificate in Data and Knowledge Management provides:

  • A theoretical foundation of knowledge and data management fundamentals, including information policy, knowledge management and informatics 
  • A practical foundation, equipping information professional with the skills necessary to develop services using appropriate technologies to collect, store, analyze, disseminate and preserve knowledge and data.

Students may combine this certificate with other coursework toward the completion of the Master of Professional Studies.

Degree Requirements

The certificate is offered for students who hold a bachelor's degree, or to those currently pursuing an MLIS at the School of Information Studies (SOIS) or to returning students who want to add the specialization to a completed Dominican MLIS degree or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited graduate library program. Candidates work in collaboration with a faculty advisor to shape a plan of study.

Certificate completion requires 15 graduate credit hours.


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