Friday, March 11, 2011

Invitation to Information Session: Columbia University's New M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy

A recent SMR post described Columbia University's new Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy, designed to teach knowledge management (KM), knowledge services, and knowledge strategy development skills to knowledge workers.

On Thursday, March 24,  interested professionals in the New York metropolitan area (or who might be visiting in New York) are invited to learn more about the program at an information session at Columbia. The meeting is at the Columbia University Faculty House, beginning at 6.30 pm. To RSVP, click here and click on the RSVP button.

The particular goal of Columbia's new M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy is to teach necessary skills for professionals in any industry where the need to create and leverage information and knowledge is critical for leadership and organizational effectiveness. The program is appropriate for professionals with a variety of backgrounds:

§  Mid-career information professionals who recognize and are drawn to new challenges in the information and knowledge economy and who want to position themselves to seize strategic opportunities
§  Career changers who recognize the growing opportunities in the emerging knowledge-based economy and want to become strategic knowledge specialists in business, nonprofit, healthcare, legal, or governmental organizations
§  Individuals who may have considered pursuing an MBA degree, but prefer to study information and knowledge strategy issues not addressed in a traditional graduate business program.

The program requires a high level of critical and analytical thinking, as well as organizational and writing skills. It is especially appropriate for individuals who enjoy problem-solving and are enthusiastic about the strategic potential of social media and networking applications in the workplace.

Come join Columbia's Information and Knowledge Strategy team on Thursday, March 24, at 6.30 pm. We look forward to seeing you and telling you more about the program.
- Guy St. Clair

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