Wayne State University

Information Management

Qualified information professionals work in varied settings the world over. Today, with over 50 percent of US gross domestic product (GDP) related to information management (IM), career opportunities are abundant and diverse for persons with these in-demand skills and competencies. Information professionals will have more choices than ever before of where and how to apply their knowledge and abilities. Exciting career opportunities exist throughout the public, private, and nonprofit sectors including business, law, medicine, publishing, government, archives and museums, communications and media, engineering, and academia. 

Students who select the IM track can focus their elective studies in one of five specializations

Software Tools:  Information management students get complete access to leading-edge software tools to learn and use to complete course projects.  The following is a partial list of the software tools available as part of the IM track. 

  • Full suite of Microsoft developer tools and software applications including Windows Server, SQL Server, BizTalk Server, Sharepoint Server, Visual Studio, Expressions, Visio, Project, and OneNote
  • Office 2010/2013:  Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    • NodeXL, SQL Data Mining, PowerPivot, PowerView
  • SQL, JavaScript, JQuery, Python, Jinja, PHP, HTML, CSS
  • GapMinder
  • Google Analytics, AdWords, Webmaster tools