Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) (MSc)

United States

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
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International course fees
USD 91008 per total

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About Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) at Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

Strategic use of data and information in management

Whether you are an analyst or CEO - in the private sector, NGO, or a non-profit - you have a deluge of ever-growing data and fast evolving analytical tools at your disposal, to gather intelligence about your own organization, your partners & competitors, and your customers. But how do you separate the signal from the noise? How do you use both the data and the human talent in your organization to arrive at smarter, more innovative management decisions? And how do you translate these insights into lasting change?

Grounded in the field of Knowledge Management, our inter-disciplinary curriculum provides you with theoretical foundations in information science, organizational psychology, and change management as well as practical skills in project management and executive leadership to dramatically increase your impact - whether in your current organization or for a career pivot.

As an IKNS student, you will train under world-class faculty, including former and current executives from Google, Accenture, Oliver Wyman, IBM, the World Bank and NASA. And you will join a powerful, global alum network in coveted positions, including at American Express, BCG Digital Ventures, Harvard Business Publishing, and Pfizer. Join us to study full-time or part time at a pace of your choosing - in online courses or on-campus right here in New York City.

Our curriculum is flexible, designed to be completed by working professionals, and includes many elective courses which you can choose yourself from other graduate programs across Columbia University. The electives allow you to tailor your Columbia experience to fit your own intellectual curiosity and career objectives.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesUSD 91008 per total

Entry requirements

U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent - If your post-secondary credentials are from an institution outside the United States, the Office of Admissions requires you to submit all post-secondary credentials (undergraduate and graduate) to World Education Services, Inc. (WES), a third-party verification agency for a course-by-course evaluation for admission consideration. The Office of Admissions will use the credential evaluation provided by WES to determine if your undergraduate degree is the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.

Students must be comfortable with rapid and idiomatic spoken English - Please review the English language proficiency details under the Application Requirements section to determine if proof of English language proficiency is required. Applicants who are required to provide test scores must submit a current TOEFL iBT or IELTS score report and have a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT or receive a 7.0 or higher on the IELTS.

Most successful applicants have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and analysis.

Three to five years minimum of relevant work experience with demonstrated leadership experience.

Excellent written communication skills.

Most successful applicants have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better.

What students think about Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

    Leda S.; M.S. in Sports Management

    “My favorite aspect of the program has to be the small class size and integration of guest speakers – leading voices in the industry, no less – into lectures and discussions.”

    Jenna Carr; M.S. in Nonprofit Management

    “SPS has allowed for a challenging academic experience all while working my full-time job – which has granted me the ability to advance as a professional and student. I look forward to taking the lessons of leadership I’ve learned and applying them in a real-world setting.”

    Gloria Chin ’18SPS, Strategic Communication

    “One of the best parts of my education at Columbia was my capstone project. The confluence of a real-world experience while applying new learnings in real-time provided new insights with regard to data, persuasive communication, and leadership.”

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