Information Risk Management Focus Area

This focus area is designed to prepare students to understand a variety of vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization associated with data quality, sensitive data protection, and compliance with government laws as well as industry standards. Students will be trained to review government regulations and legislation, translate legal requirements into information policy specifications, and assess vulnerabilities impeding auditable compliance. Graduates will be qualified to identify key information management dependencies, assess information processes to isolate where information policies need to be implemented and enforced, integrate methods for data validation and business rule compliance, as well as help architect, socialize, and deploy corporate information governance programs.


Graduates are poised for careers as:

  • Data quality analysts
  • Data governance analysts
  • Information governance analysts
  • Information risk analysts
  • Governance, risk, compliance analysts
  • Directors of data governance

Note: Courses are listed in their estimated semester of being offered.
Current students should speak with their academic advisor and refer to the MIM handbook or MIM Student Portal on ELMS for suggested academic plans.


  • INFM-700: Information Architecture
    • Prerequisites: INFM-603 (students in this focus area can take INFM-700 concurrently with INFM-603)
    • Advanced Technology Elective
  • INST-753: Information Governance and Data Quality
    • Prerequisites: INFM-600 or instructor permission
  • INST-771: Foundations of Cybersecurity
    • Prerequisites: N/A


  • INST-612: Information Policy
    • Prerequisites: N/A
  • INST-756: Information Risk Management
    • Prerequisites: INFM-600 or instructor permission
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