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Pre-Fall 2019 Curriculum

  • 36 points for degree completion
  • Combination of on-campus and online instruction
  • Executive Master’s Schedule
  • 16 months to complete*
  • Capstone Project

*Three on-campus multi-day intensive study. See program diagram below.

International students are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. Please note that it is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. Enrollment in this program does not meet the full-time requirements for an F1 student visa.


The M.S. program in Information and Knowledge Strategy is framed by three intensive studies in New York City.

Intensive study offers the opportunity to get to know fellow students, receive coaching from faculty, and network with leaders in the field. Each of the three intensives is anchored by core course requirements. Activities during the three four-day intensive study connect directly to the other program components. Therefore, full participation is critical for degree completion.

Between each intensive study, students complete classes online through a highly interactive innovative distance learning platform. Students and faculty communicate through a unique social networking function in ways that extend and enhance the impact of traditional learning experiences.

Candidates for the master’s degree are expected to complete the degree requirements within 16 months (four consecutive terms, including summer) with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. The 36-point program consists of eight core requirements (three points each), two electives (three points each), and a capstone project (six points).

Pre-Fall 2019 Program Sequence

This diagram illustrates the program's timeline and sequence of intensive study and courses.

View the program timeline diagram.

Intensive Study Schedule

Intensive Study 1: August 22 (Wednesday)–August 25 (Saturday), 2018
Intensive Study 2: April 3 (Wednesday)–April 6 (Saturday), 2019
Intensive Study 3: August 21 (Wednesday)–August 24 (Saturday), 2019

Pre-2019 Required Sequence (Fall Intake Only)

Fall I



Fall II

Elective Courses

Take elective courses offered through the program, or with the approval of the Academic Director, through other School of Professional Studies master’s programs in subjects such as Strategic Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Enterprise Risk Management, and Applied Analytics.