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Drive growth, productivity, and societal impact through information management and collaboration.

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy is a program for business leaders across all sectors, designed to help them align business strategy with knowledge strategy, and to design and build information and collaboration products that drive growth and enable success. The program leverages interdisciplinary strategies and draws on a strong network of scholar-practitioners who have defined the knowledge practice field and pioneered its practice.

Program Benefits

essential skills in strategy, business analytics, findability, law, entrepreneurship, and change management to plan and lead knowledge and information products and services, improve collaboration and networks, and create innovative knowledge products.

your career as an in-house knowledge practitioner, consultant, or knowledge product entrepreneur in nearly any industry, including financial services, advertising, education, logistics, healthcare, international development, manufacturing, and technology.

your study by choosing electives in social media/mass collaboration, information visualization, change leadership, or knowledge-driven digital product innovation.

your career and academic life over 16 months with online coursework once a weeknight per course, virtual collaboration and discussions, and three four-day to five-day residencies on Columbia’s campus in New York City.

with faculty who have held leadership positions in information, knowledge, IT, or law at organizations such as Accenture, Pfizer, Fidelity Investments, NASA, Bain & Company, and The World Bank.

your skills and knowledge through a group capstone project for a leading global for-profit or nonprofit business, such as Motorola Solutions, ConocoPhillips, HSBC, Women’s World Banking, German Aerospace Center, or the World Wildlife Fund.

the Columbia IKNS network of your global cohort and more than 300 alumni who have advanced in their careers or responsibilities with their IKNS degree at places like ADP, BCG, Google, Hilton Hotels, JPMorgan, Nike, Pfizer, Publicis, United Nations, USAID, and Thomson Reuters.


Who Are Our Students?


Are Managers or Above


Have Data, Analytics, or Research Roles



Enter With Graduate Degrees


Have Non-Technical Titles


Are Entrepreneurs

The IKNS program is geared toward high-potential individuals who have a general appreciation for information, collaboration, and the complexity of the work environment.

As a Graduate

IKNS graduates have been employed in positions such as Senior Vice President & Director of Search, Chief Information Officer, Consumer Innovation Strategy Manager, VP of Content and Services, and Vice President of Knowledge Management across a broad range of industries at leading companies including the following. In addition, graduates are developing entrepreneurial ventures focused on “leading with the knowledge advantage.”

New Jobs and Promotions Achieved by Students*


Vice President, KM, ADP

Operations Manager, Amazon

Senior Manager Process Improvement, American Express

Knowledge Management Lead, Boston Consulting Group

Chief Information Officer, Branca International (Milan, Italy)

Manager Brand Analytics, Brown Forman

Senior Associate - Corporate Strategy, CA technologies

Product Manager - Advanced Data and Analytics, CableVision

Project Specialist, Caesars Entertainment

Director of Records Management, City of New York

Vice President, CapitalOne

Director of Digital Product Management, Columbia Law School

Manager, Global Knowledge Services, Cornerstone OnDemand

VP, Strategic Unit Head, ECOPETROL (Bogata Colombia)

Advisory Services Manager, EY

Senior Manager, HR Operations, Gilt

VP, Technology Management and Strategy Group, Goldman Sachs

Global Agency Data Lead, Google

Manager, B2B Marketing & Integrated Insights, Hilton

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Honeywell

Vice President, Development Manager, JPMorgan

Advanced Innovation Community Manager, Nike

Delivery Manager, Partners Health

Director Core Process and Technology, Pfizer

Senior Vice President & Director of Search, Publicis

Vice President, Content & Services, Ralph Lauren

Global Knowledge Manager, Siegel + Gale/Omnicon

Founder and CEO, The Tomboy Shop

Founder and CEO, The Beauty Marketplace

Director of Enterprise, Traveler’s insurance

Information and Knowledge Strategist, USAID

KM Officer, World Bank

* List represents a sample of IKNS students’ new jobs and promotions.


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