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Strategic Management of Information

The Strategic Management of Information (SMI) Specialization focuses you on managerial, administrative, and organizational aspects of information management. The coursework in the SMI specialization is designed to provide a strong understanding of the role of information and technology in the management and operation of organizations. This track prepares you for positions such as project manager, IS consultant, business analyst, and chief information officer (CIO).

In addition to completing the required core, advanced technology and project courses, to successfully complete the Strategic Management of Information specialization you must meet the following requirements:

SMI Core Courses (9 credits)

Management courses make up the core of the Strategic Management of Information specialization. One course is required for all students in the SMI specialization:

  • INFM 620 Introduction to Strategic Information Management

The remaining credits of management coursework should be selected from the following courses:

  • INFM 706 Project Management
  • INFM 720 Seminar in Strategic Information Management
  • INFM 722 Copyright, Privacy and Security Issues in Digital Information
  • INST 714 Information for Decision-Making
  • INST 612 Information Policy
  • INST 607 E-Government: Information, Communication, and Policy
  • INST 660 21st  Century Leadership                                                                  
  • Other courses from Public Affairs (PUAF) or the Business School (BMGT) with permission

SMI Elective Courses (6 credits)

The remaining six credits are to be chosen by the student to best meet their interests and needs. Any management or advanced technology course not taken to fulfill the previously described requirements may be taken as an elective. Other possible SMI elective courses include, but are not limited to:

  • INFM 613 Systems Analysis and Planning
  • INFM 700 Information Architecture
  • INST 701 Special Topics: Research Methods
  • INFM 702 User Interaction with Information Systems
  • INFM 714 Principles of Competitive Intelligence
  • INFM 718V 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

For more information about the MIM curriculum, assistance scheduling courses, or help selecting a specialization contact student advising.