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.
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 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.
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?
Are Managers or Above
Have Data, Analytics, or Research Roles
Enter With Graduate Degrees
Have Non-Technical Titles
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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