Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 University Bulletin

Certificate in Data and Knowledge Management


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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 .

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