The Master of Information Management (MIM) degree prepares you to be a leader in the use of information and technology in any organization.
Drawing from management, computer science, information systems, and information science, the MIM program provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully meet users’ information needs, lead efforts to develop organizations' information management capabilities, develop and deploy emerging technologies, and manage high-value information resources.
The specific goals of the MIM program are to:
- Prepare professionals for leadership positions that bridge the gap between technology-oriented staff, functional personnel, and management;
- Address the growing need for skilled information professionals who can strategically manage information and technology assets to fulfill critical information needs in organizations;
- Provide leadership in the information management field through the study of ethical, political, social, and technical issues related to information management in modern society;
- Assist organizations in the formation of information policies, development and application of information systems and services, and the use of information management technologies and methods.
What makes the MIM program unique?
The MIM program offers:
- A cross-disciplinary approach that combines theory and problem-based learning;
- An innovative curriculum that allows students to gain both technical and managerial knowledge that can be applied immediately on the job;
- A diverse group of students who bring varied experiences and perspectives to the classroom and strong connections that can last throughout an entire career;
- A highly respected and involved faculty at top-ranked University of Maryland.
What is information management?
Information Management is the application of information through collection, critical thinking, and interpretation of data. It allows for the accuracy and visualization of organized information for an efficient and effective decision-making process.
Data and information are the main strategic business assets that influence organizational productivity, drive competitive advantage, create efficiency, and are essential for fact-based decision-making.
After stakeholder needs are identified, data is collected, processed and organized. It is then validated and amended to verify that accurate information is derived from the collected data. Data validation ensures the integrity of the attained information while reducing its complexity. Analysis of the data helps to clarify facts. For example, diagnostic analytics reveals the what and the why, and predictive analytics can help predict future events. Once the data is analyzed, and the information is extracted, the information is presented to a client through reporting and visualization, allowing proficient comprehension of the outcomes.
Those with degrees in Information Management find themselves in a rapidly growing career field. Information management professionals are in demand to contribute to high performing teams to maximize the value of information management solutions with a goal of reducing costs while increasing process integrity and efficiency.
Interested in more information?
The iSchool regularly hosts virtual information sessions. The schedule of MIM information sessions can be found here.