Online Master’s Degree in Information Management

Apply by the December 24 Early Priority Deadline to Start in April

Set Yourself Apart With an Information Management Degree

Business leaders are increasingly called on to understand and deploy data and technology to provide critical insights and advance innovation. From consulting to finance, technology to marketing and advertising, and beyond, information systems skills are in demand across industries.

"Information management is the holistic view of how organizations manage their information resources in order to maximize organizational efficiency and financial position; improve products and processes; connect with associates, consumers and suppliers; manage projects; and reduce risks."

Michael Wangerin

MS in Information Management ’18

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What You’ll Learn

Combine the business education you’d find in an MBA with a strong focus on technology, empowering you to drive the decision-making process in any organization. We take a unique, human-centric approach to information systems. Which means you’ll learn not just technical skills, but also how to communicate as a business leader, analyze solutions to tech-driven problems and improve operations through innovative uses of technology.

Pursue Information Systems and Technology in Your Own Way

Explore information systems and study the complementary networks that people and organizations use to collect, filter, process, create and distribute data. You’ll learn the effective use of information for the business purpose it serves, and how to facilitate the secure sharing of information inside and outside of an organization.

  • Choose from 15 focus areas to customize the program for your own interests—whether that’s social media, public policy, cybersecurity or something else entirely.
  • Add specialized and highly marketable skills through our Certificates of Advanced Study in Data Science and Information Security Management.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to deploy emerging technologies and manage high-value resources with the technical skill needed to grow and sustain any business or organization.

Careers for Information Management Professionals

Join a community of accomplished professionals across a variety of industries. Our graduates have successfully moved into information management positions at companies such as Bank of America, Citi, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft, as well as in the U.S. government.

With a master’s degree in information management, you’ll be uniquely qualified for competitive positions, including:

  • Infrastructure analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Product analyst
  • Technology analyst
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Data engineer

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A Curriculum Focused on Leadership

The MS in Information Management program takes an interdisciplinary approach to developing technology and business leaders. The 42-credit curriculum can be completed in as few as 21 months and addresses a number of core competencies such as management of technology; solution development; leadership and teamwork; and information literacy, analysis and problem solving.

Information Management for Executives

The online MS in Information Management for Executives program consists of a 30-credit curriculum for professionals who have six or more years of full-time experience in the field with a record of continuously increasing job responsibilities.

Directly apply the skills you’re gaining in the classroom to your role. With a time to completion that’s six months fewer than our traditional online master’s, the Information Management for Executives program ensures you can more quickly gain a competitive edge in your career.

30 Credits

Complete in as Few as 15 Months

Explore options to customize your curriculum with the Information Management for Executives flexible paths of study.

Develop Specialized Skills

Personalize your studies and pursue one of our Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS) in Data Science, Information Security Management or Enterprise Technology Leadership. With no additional coursework, you’ll develop specialized skills to advance in your career.

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Admissions Overview

Syracuse’s iSchool seeks students who are passionate about harnessing the power of information. Our admissions team reviews and carefully considers each application, determining who could best contribute their knowledge and experiences to the iSchool community.

Review the application requirements.

Upcoming Deadlines

Syracuse offers four cohort start dates each year. See the application deadlines for our upcoming cohorts:

Early Priority Deadline
December 24, 2020
Priority Deadline
January 14, 2021
Application Deadline
February 11, 2021

Unmatched Online Learning at the Syracuse iSchool

Immerse yourself in the Syracuse community, and gain access to the same resources and services as on-campus students. Using advanced technology, we ensure you get the same high-quality Syracuse education, online.

Live, online class sessions offered six days a week

A flexible online platform with features such as dark mode and adjustable video speeds

Engaging coursework from world-class faculty

Meet Our Information Management Students

Here, you’ll join a diverse network of alumni who come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. Like Chianti Prosser, who was looking for a program that would give her the skills to learn, develop and deploy technology in any organization.

"I knew I wanted to work in IT but didn’t know where to start. When I found this program, I thought, ‘This is perfect for me!’ I can follow my passion to learn more about another side of technology, management, project management and all-around operations of a business on the technology side."

Chianti Prosser

MS in Information Management ’19, Workflow Coordinator,
Williams Lea Tag (on-site at Goldman Sachs)

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Harness the Power of Information

Advance your career with an MS in Information Management from Syracuse University. Request information today.