Master of Information - Technology, Information & Management
Data is growing at an exponential rate and many organizations are struggling to deal with large amounts of information. The Rutgers Online Master of Information Program’s Technology, Information & Management Concentration prepares students with a strategic, technological advantage to manage and lead within an organization.
What’s really exciting about the Technology, Information and Management concentration is that many organizations are trying to figure out how to deal with all of this information and gain a strategic advantage within a given marketplace. The concentration teaches people the skills needed to go into an organization not only to manage and lead, but to understand the technology tools needed so that organizations can use these data assets to their strategic advantage.
Dr. Stoerger: Every day we are producing and consuming and trying to deal with so much information. What’s really exciting about the Technology Information and Management concentration is that many organizations are trying to figure out how do we deal with all this information? How do we use this to gain sort of a strategic advantage in our marketplaces? So it teaches people the skills needed to go into an organization to manage and lead not only the information site but also note the technology tools that are needed in order to deal with all of this information so organizations can use it to their strategic advantage.
Some of the skills include Project Management, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Decision Making, Analytical Skills – all kinds of different skills needed to work in an information-rich environment. Content Strategist, Data Asset Managers – these are positions that were not around just a few years ago and these are sort of blossoming as opportunities for people who take advantage of a concentration like Technology Information and Management. That’s what makes it very exciting.
Examples of the required courses include Competitive Intelligence, Management Principles in Informational Organization, Knowledge Management, Data Base Technologies – those are just some examples of the required courses. With the electives you’re also going to be pulling from some of the Communication Theories in Literature, Organizational Communication, Work and Technology, courses in Information Architecture, Records Management – maybe even areas that include courses that are part of the Data Science concentration, like Data Analytics, Health Informatics is also a potential course that students could take advantage of, so quite a variety of different options for the required and for the electives.
So the one key takeaway is not only are you going to develop leadership skills, develop ways to think about structuring information, ways to disseminate information, learning about the tools needed in order to do that effectively, but those are skills that you’re going to be able to take into just about any type of organization.