Oct 28, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 University Bulletin

Certificate in Data and Knowledge Management


This program incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to the field of data and knowledge management enabling participants to gain the educational background needed to build a career helping organizations capture, manage, preserve, store and deliver information efficiently and effectively in the digital age. Managing digital information, often referred to as digital assets, requires a specialized understanding of the challenges and unique skills including mapping of an organization’s knowledge assets, designing and implementing knowledge management systems.

The SOIS Certificate in Data and Knowledge Management provides:

  • A theoretical foundation of knowledge and data management fundamentals, including information policy, knowledge management and informatics.
  • A practical foundation, equipping information professional with the skills necessary to develop services using appropriate technologies to collect, store, analyze, disseminate and preserve knowledge and data.

Additional Information


  • Certificates are offered for students currently pursuing a master of library and information science degree, a master of science in information management degree, or a master in business administration degree, as well as a post-master degree accreditation for returning scholars who want to add the specialization to a completed master’s degree. 
  • Students who graduate with a Dominican master’s degree lacking one or more courses towards a certificate can enroll in the course(s) any time within five years of graduating in order to add the certificate to their transcript. Students must enroll as a student-at-large (credit-bearing), not as an auditor (non-credit-bearing).
  • Students seeking two certificates may use courses that “count” toward more than one to fulfill requirements for both certificates. In other words, if a course is eligible for two certificates the student need only take it once, and may apply its credit toward both.
  • Students may also combine this certificate with other coursework toward the Master of Professional Studies .