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Career development

How will this degree drive my development?

Truly unique, our degree builds on your existing knowledge and experience to help you develop the critical information, risk and change management skills and best practices you need to help your organization excel.

Our Blended/Online experiential learning model allows you to apply your learning to your workplace as of your very first course.

Our program will help you discover strategies that ensure your organization’s information resources: 

  • Comply with industry and government regulations such as privacy laws
  • Are accurate, accessible and secure
  • Are preserved and technologically compliant for long-term access

Our program addresses a wide variety of business applications, including:

  • Enterprise Content Management
  • Electronic Records Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Email management
  • Information organization and access
  • Knowledge Management
  • Web content management
  • Document management
  • Enterprise 2.0 solutions and best practices

We will help you master crucial guiding principles of information and knowledge management, including: 

  • The management of information as a corporate asset
  • The controlled availability and sharing of information to exploit corporate knowledge
  • The retention, preservation and archiving of information, so that what you have today remains available tomorrow.

What You'll Learn: The MIM Competencies Framework

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP

Information management (IM) leaders focus on the strategic importance of information as a resource within their organization. Effective information management leaders establish appropriate information management goals and processes, and lead the process of organizational change.

A graduate of the Master of Information Management program should understand how to:

  • Identify, develop, articulate, and promote IM strategies and policies that will facilitate the achievement of organizational objectives.
  • Ensure that IM strategies and policies are embedded within corporate governance, projects and business processes.
  •  Foster a knowledge and information rich culture, ensuring that Knowledge and Information Management skills are recognized as core competencies needed to develop individual and organizational capacities.
  • Engage their organization to encourage collaboration and information sharing with internal business units, and externally, to other strategic partners.
  • Act as an advocate and facilitator for IM strategies, and bridge the continuum between senior management and employees
  • Continually review and assess the impact of IM strategies and policies, enhancing and revising them as needed.

ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

Information managers identify, analyze, and evaluate methods, tools, concepts, and best practices to articulate how processes and technology can be used to manage information resources in accordance with legislation, as well as relevant internal policies, procedures, and guidelines.

A graduate of the Master of Information Management should understand how to:

  • Monitor and evaluate current and emerging best practices in IM and information technology (IT) relative to the organization’s strategic plan and current practices; 
  • Assess and evaluate IM requirements, and identify potential IT-based solutions;
  • Identify and design shared solutions among partners and external organizations, leveraging process and technology investments;
  • Employ the organization’s IT investment strategy to compare, contrast, and evaluate potential acquisitions; and
  • Develop metrics, key performance indicators, and critical success factors to monitor, assess, and report on technology project results.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Information managers identify, analyze, evaluate, and mitigate risks associated with the information resources, throughout their life cycle.

A graduate of the Master of Information Management should understand how to:

  • Identify and value information assets;
  • Conduct risk assessments;
  • Develop and evaluate policies to manage information risk;
  • Advocate risk management at strategic and operational levels;
  • Build a risk-aware culture within the organization, including appropriate education and training;
  • Develop risk response processes, including contingency and business continuity programs; and
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal or regulatory requirements.

INFORMATION SECURITY

Information managers identify, analyze, and evaluate processes ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their information resources.

A graduate of the Master of Information Management should understand how to:

  • Develop and evaluate policies relating to information security;
  • Define and enforce appropriate access levels to confidential information;
  • Protect data from modification or deletion by unauthorized parties;
  • Ensure the availability of information resources via appropriate systems, access channels, and authentication mechanisms;
  • Implement access controls;
  • Perform security audits.