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

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) is for individuals who are invested in the strategic potential of information management and collaboration. Graduates go on to become knowledge and analytics leaders, consultants, and entrepreneurs of digital products.

Program Benefits

Develop
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.

Shape
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.

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

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

Connect
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.

Apply
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.

Join
an elite Ivy League network of your global cohort and more than 250 alumni who have advanced in their careers or responsibilities with their IKNS degree at places like ADP, Hilton Hotels, Pfizer, Publicis, United Nations, USAID, and Thomson Reuters.

 

Who Are Our Students?

70%

Are Managers or Above

60%

Have Data, Analytics, or Research Roles

 

40%

Enter With Graduate Degrees

70%

Have Non-Technical Titles

20%

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 Knowledge Manager, Senior Business Process Analyst, Strategic Marketing Associate, Strategy and Process Improvement Manager, and Senior Consultant 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 IKNS Students

 

Associate, Strategic Marketing, Abbott

Vice President, KM, ADP

Operations Manager, Amazon

Senior Manager Process Improvement, American Express

Global Knowledge Manager, AT Kearney

Leader of Strategic Planning, Information Management and Knowledge Strategy Initiatives, BC, Canada Interior Health

Chief Digital Advisor and Management Consultant, Bessemer Trust

Knowledge Management Analyst, 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

Information and Knowledge Strategist, USAID

Senior Consultant, CapGemini

Vice President, CapitalOne

Global Exchange Manager, CECP

Business Analyst. Compliance Reporting, Cenpatico (A subsidiary of Centene)

Senior Advisor, Chartis Group

Director of Digital Product Management, Columbia Law School

Associate Director, Operations, Columbia Genome Center

Senior Business Process Analyst, Comcast

Chief Knowledge Officer, Cornerstone On Demand

Associate Director of Advertising Research, Direct TV/AT&T

Research Manager, Discovery Channel

VP, Strategic Unit Head, ECOPETROL (Bogata Colombia)

CIO/Executive Director, Ellucian

Manager, International Data Relations, Foundation Center

Sr. Manager, HR Operations, Gilt

VP, Technology Management and Strategy Group, Goldman Sachs

Manager, B2B Marketing & Integrated Insights, Hilton

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Honeywell

Global Knowledge Management Strategist, HP

Consumer Innovation Strategy Manager, Humana

Manager, Interactive Brokers LLC

Manager, Knowledge Management, Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Account Director, Internap

Vice President, Development Manager, JPMorgan

Analytics Manager, Maxus

Admissions Manager, Metis (Kaplan)

Graduate Intern, NASA

Senior Business Analyst, New York Public Library

Advanced Innovation Community Manager, Nike

Senior Technical Manager, OpenSCG/BigSQL

Assistant VP and Technical Manager, Oppenheimer Funds

Delivery Manager, Partners Health

Director Core Process and Tech, Pfizer

Senior Vice President & Director of Search, Publicis

Associate, PwC Strategy&

Vice President, Content & Services, Ralph Lauren

Search Manager, Sapient

eCommerce Marketing Manager, Scholastic

Global Knowledge Manager, Siegel + Gale/Omnicon

Registrar, Smith College School of Social Work

Project Manager, SY Partners

Optimization and Innovation Manager, The Kepler Group

Marketing Manager, Thomson Reuters

General manager MT Productions, Tomboy Shop

Director of Enterprise, Traveler’s insurance

Knowledge Management Analyst, US Post Office Inspector General

KM Officer, World Bank

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

 

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