Information Management Specializations and Classes

Software Tools:  Student learn how to design and build technology solutions that allow users to find and mine data.

Software Tools Electives: 

  • INF 6050 - Introduction to Computer Programming
  • INF 7410 - Software Productivity Tools
  • INF 7420 - Website Development
  • INF 7430 - Building Web-based Information Services
  • INF 7440 - Scripting Languages
  • INF 7460 - Database Concepts
  • INF 8410 - Topics in Information Management

Web-based Information Services:  Students explore a variety of tools and online solutions that bring people and information together.

Web-based Information Services Electives: 

  • INF 7415 - Project Management
  • INF 7420 - Website Development
  • INF 7430 - Building Web-based Information Services
  • INF 7460 - Database Concepts
  • INF 8000 - Information Policy
  • INF 8410 - Topics in Information Management

Data Analytics:  The world is drowning in data yet information – useful information – remains in short supply.  Students in this specialization learn how to work with databases and large data sets to uncover insights that drive decision-making. 

For more information about what students in this track can do:

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Data Analytics Electives: 

  • INF 6050 - Introduction to Computer Programming
  • INF 7460 - Database Concepts
  • INF 7490 - Competitive Intelligence and Data Mining
  • INF 7491 - Data Analytics
  • INF 7492 - Information Visualization
  • INF 8000 - Information Policy
  • INF 8410 - Topics in Information Management

Health Informatics and Data Management:  Health, science, and research have witnessed an explosion of data!  To meet these unique data challenges, the Health Informatics and Data Management specialization prepares an information workforce with the needed skills to be successful in data-intensive environments.  Graduates can explore opportunities as a data analyst, health informatician, data detective, or research data librarian.  The valuable knowledge and skills you will gain from this specialization can contribute to and support health care, teaching, research, policy development, management, and scientific transformation.

Health Informatics and Data Management Electives: 

  • INF 7491 - Data Analytics
  • INF 7492 - Information Visualization
  • INF 7610 - Health Sciences Information Services and Resources
  • INF 7620 - Introduction to Health Informatics and E-Science
  • INF 8000 - Information Policy
  • INF 8410 - Topics in Information Management

User Experience:  Do you want to work at the intersection of people and technology?  Students in this specialization learn to understand today's users of online communities and digital media and to design or improve online services for their organizations.  Well-designed sites are enjoyed by their users – and they come back again and again. 

User Experience Electives: 

  • INF 7415 - Project Management
  • INF 7420 - Website Design
  • INF 7470 - Information Architecture
  • INF 7500 - Information Behavior
  • INF 7940 - Human Computer Interaction
  • INF 8410 - Topics in Information Management

 

Practicum

Students who have no or very little work experience in information management should consider including INF 7960 - Practicum: IM as one of their electives. INF 7960 is a 3-credit class offered each term - it requires 135 hours at a practicum site plus three mandatory online meetings (webinars). After completing the application process, the SIS Practicum Coordinator places students with a relevant host institution to work under the direction of an information management professional.