Knowledge Management - M.S.

College of Communication and Information
School of Information
314 University Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2782
slisinfo@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/slis


Description

The Master of Science degree in Knowledge Management prepares professionals to serve as leaders in all types of organizations who can assess and evaluate organizations on knowledge management principles, including culture, learning, communities and maturity. Graduates will be able to build strategy for effective knowledge management for organizations.

The skills and tools required to manage a knowledge organization build upon, but are different from, those required to manage an industrial-era organization. These new skills and tools are found in the emerging domain of knowledge management. Knowledge management organizations of all types, in all sectors of the economy, face a growing need for knowledge management professionals. In fact, knowledge organizations are created and sustained by knowledge management professionals working side-by-side with corporate executives, business and subject matter experts. A knowledge organization works smarter at the organizational, the community and the individual level because knowledge management professionals envision and strategically manage the organization's knowledge, design knowledge architectures and build technologies that enable the organization to work smarter, and facilitate knowledge management on a daily basis.

Students in the program learn principles, values, assessment and best practices from their instructors and fellow students, many of whom are also professionals working in knowledge management. Through courses and internships, students are provided real-world, practical experience.

Fully Offered At:

  • Online Only

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores if total GPA is below 3.0 in highest completed degree1
  • Goal statement
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following (effective spring 2018):
    • Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 82 MELAB score
    • Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
    • Minimum 65 PTE score

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education website.

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In calculating total GPA, all grades from all courses taken at relevant level (bachelor's or master's) from all institutions are counted.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Identify and apply principles of knowledge management in all types of organizations.
  • Assess and evaluate organizations on knowledge management principles including, culture, learning, communities and maturity.
  • Build a strategy for effective knowledge management for individual organizations.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[MS-KNMN]

Major Requirements
KM 60301FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 3
KM 60303KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION 3
KM 60304THE INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY 3
KM 60305COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE 3
KM 60307ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING 3
LIS 60636KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND SERVICES 3
Major Electives, choose from the following:15
INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE-COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE
FOUNDATIONS OF DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ASSESSMENT
BUSINESS NARRATIVE AND STORYTELLING
SEMANTIC ANALYSIS METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES
SEMINAR IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
ELECTIVE INTERNSHIP IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
SPECIAL TOPICS IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Health Informatics (HI) Courses 1
Knowledge Management (KM) Courses
Library and Information Science (LIS) Courses 1
User Experience Design (UXD) Courses 1
Culminating Requirement, choose from the following:3-6
MASTER'S INTERNSHIP IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
MASTER'S PROJECT IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
MASTER'S RESEARCH PAPER IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
THESIS I
Minimum Total Credit Hours:36
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Students may take a maximum 6 credit hours of HI, LIS and/or UXD courses.