Overview : Information Management (IM)
This field of is a strategic response to society's changing needs. It will continue to evolve as organizations cope with the proliferation and complexity of new information technologies and services. It is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Information is an essential resource for academic excellence, competitiveness in business and industry, scientific progress, and national development. Like any other resource, information must be managed. High-quality sources must be located, and arrangements must be made for access to timely, accurate, appropriate, and cost-effective information. Technological advances in telecommunications and the hardware and software of computing can be utilized to provide the optimum access to information.
The need for information management skills in government and private organizations is increasingly recognized. People knowledgeable in methods of facilitating information collection, dissemination, and use are in demand. Such persons should also be skilled in identifying information needs and in accessing, repackaging, and presenting information in such a way that it can be utilized in support of the objectives of the users.
The Information Management curriculum is designed to prepare students to respond to four basic challenges confronting organizations today:
- Planning the effective use of information and utilization of communication technologies within organizations;
- Developing corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the wide-spread use of these technologies;
- Improving the strategic management of information resources in business, government, and non-profit organizations;
- Increasing the productivity and creativity of managers and executives who work with information resources.
Programs of Study
Programs leading to the award of AIT's Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, diploma and certificate are offered.
For Master Program
Applicants for admission to the field of Information Management should have a strong quantitative background, preferably in computer science or computer engineering, information system or information science, telecommunications, electronic or electrical engineering, applied mathematics or statistics. Applicants from other fields of information service can also be considered if they have already worked as information professionals. In those cases, additional technology related courses may be required.
For Doctoral Program
One should have a good master's degree in one of the above disciplines.
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