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KM Master of Science

The Online Master of Science in Knowledge Management requires 42 – 45 credit hours.  To see the availability of classes please see the KM Courses page.

Download the KM Master of Science Advising Sheet to get a printer-friendly version of the curriculum.

Courses below are marked with the semesters in which they are usually offered.  Schedules are subject to change, this this serves as a guideline for how a student might progress through the program.

Master of Science Core Courses

(6 credit hours)
IAKM 60001 – IAKM in Context - Substitute with IAKM 60301 Foundational Principles of KM.
IAKM 60002 – Knowledge Organization Structures, Systems, and Services (spring)


Knowledge Management Required Courses

(21 credit hours)
IAKM 60301 – Foundational Principles of Knowledge Management (fall, spring, summer)
IAKM 60302 – Foundations of Document Management (fall)
IAKM 60303 – Knowledge Assessment and Evaluation
IAKM 60313 – Communities of Practice (spring)
IAKM 60306 – Organizational Culture (spring)
IAKM 60307 – Organizational Learning (fall)
ECON 62015 – Economics of Information (fall)

Knowledge Management Electives

(12 credit hours)
Select 12 credit hours of courses (ranging from 1-3 credit hours)


IAKM 60310 – Intellectual Capital Management (spring)
IAKM 60311 – Business Process Management (summer)
IAKM 60312 – Business Intelligence – Competitive Intelligence (fall)
IAKM 60691 – Seminar: (variable course titles)
IAKM 60692 – Practicum
IAKM 60792 – Internship
IAKM 61095 – Topics: (variable course titles)
IAKM 61096 – Individual Investigation
Other KM courses under development.

Special topics courses such as:

Business Narrative and Storytelling
Futures Research
Expertise Management
Organizational Network Analysis


Some course have prerequisites or require permission to enroll.  You can see all course descriptions from other departments including prerequisites in the Graduate Schools Catalog. You will go to each School’s section to see their courses, descriptions, and prerequisites.

Final Requirement


(3-6 credit hours)
IAKM 61199 – Thesis I (6)
IAKM 61098 – Master’s Project (3)
IAKM 61081 – Capstone Experience (3)

Download all of the program course descriptions from the university catalog.