18 months
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Grounded in the field of Knowledge Management, the inter-disciplinary Information and Knowledge Strategy program from Columbia University will provide you with foundations in information science, organizational psychology, and change management as well as practical skills in project management and executive leadership to dramatically increase your impact.

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Overview

As an IKNS student, you will train under world-class faculty, including former and current executives from Accenture, Google, IBM, and NASA. And you will join a powerful, global alum network in coveted positions, including at Alphabet, Harvard Business Publishing, Nike, Pfizer, and The World Bank. Join us to study full-time or part time at a pace of your choosing – in online courses or on-campus right here in New York City.

The Information and Knowledge Strategy program from Columbia University  is flexible, designed to be completed by working professionals and career pivoters, and includes many elective courses which you can choose yourself from other graduate programs across Columbia University. The electives allow you to tailor your Ivy-League experience to fit your own intellectual curiosity and career objectives.

Careers

As an IKNS student, you will train under world-class faculty, including former and current executives from Accenture, Google, IBM, and NASA. And you will join a powerful, global alum network in coveted positions. Our 300+ alums work in industry, non-profit/NGOs, and government organizations, ranging from Alphabet, BCG Digital Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business Publishing, Nike, and Pfizer to the United Nations and the World Bank. Typical jobs and roles are:

  • Chief Knowledge Officer, Chief Information Officer, or Chief Operations Officer (e.g., a recent alum was hired to design, implement, and lead the KM approach at Harvard Business Publishing)
  • Technology and business analytics professionals with strategic responsibility (e.g., an alum and current lecturer in IKNS is head of business development for Google’s cloud AI services)
  • Intrapreneurs responsible for special projects that cut across traditional silos of their organization (e.g., a current student is responsible for the design, launch, and roll-out of a new patient record system across several US East Coast hospitals)
  • Consultants and entrepreneurs, including product designers/managers, especially in the digital/gig economy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations for the Knowledge-Driven Organization 
  • AI for the Knowledge-Driven Organization 
  • Digital Workplace and Digital Transformation 
  • Business Analytics Management 
  • Leading Collaboration 
  • IKNS Capstone 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Blended
  • Semi-structured, Fully structured
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Columbia University New York - School of Professional Studies and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Your résumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (500  words)
  • Supplemental essay 500 words
  • Optional: Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test
  • Video essay
  • An admissions interview (select applicants)
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2528 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    60672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2528 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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