Graduate Certificate in Information Management
The Graduate Certificate in Information Management (IM) serves the needs of those who wish to enter the rapidly expanding information field. This certificate program seeks to provide students, librarians, and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively in gathering, storing, and disseminating information. Computers and productivity tools are helping knowledge workers in accessing information, generating insights, structuring results into a useful format, and producing knowledge simultaneously. The use of these productivity tools by knowledge workers requires that information professionals alter their perceived traditional professional role so that they can provide expanded services and support to these knowledge workers as well as to continue to perform their traditional professional responsibilities.
Students admitted to the Information Management Graduate Certificate Program will be required to complete a minimum of 15 graduate credits. If this certificate is combined with the Master of Library and Information Science degree, 18 hours in the professional core, 15 hours in the Information Management specialization and 9 hours of elective courses will be required. Students may choose one of the following IM Specializations: Information Analytics, System Implementation or Web Design and Development.
Specializations in the Information Management Certificate
This specialization prepares the student for public and private sector careers in gathering, storing, modeling, manipulating, protecting, mining, and analyzing information to support decision making in organizations.
This specialization prepares the student to select, implement, modify, and maintain various systems in support of the organization's information management operations. In addition, the student will be prepared to participate in organization-wide system planning and policy development.
Web Design and Development
This specialization prepares the student to develop, design, maintain, and administer the organization's websites using the latest concepts and technologies. The students will create websites to meet the needs of the organization's knowledge workers by providing access to information and services.
LIS 6080, Information Technology, is a prerequisite for all Information Management coursework. Please note: LIS 6080 must have been successfully completed within the last 3 years.
The IM certificate program is offered completely online.
The Information Management Plan of Work documents have been revised as of 8/26/2010. Please contact your advisor or the SLIS main office at 313-577-1825 or email@example.com if you need assistance.
For additional information, students are referred to the Degree and Certificate Requirements regulations as stated in the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin.
Who can apply?
The Information Management Certificate program is open to all students.