The certificate in Knowledge Management provides essential knowledge and skills about knowledge management to interested information professionals, delivered primarily in online mode. It is designed for information professionals who, whether by time or distance or job commitments, cannot come to the Kent campus for on-site instruction. Admission requirements are the same as for the full degree. Students must complete 18 credits for the certificate program, typically six 3-credit courses, three of which are required including IAKM 61096 Individual Investigation or IAKM 61081 Capstone experience.
Course Title Credits
60301 Foundational Principles of Knowledge Management
60302 Document and Records Management
Choose from the following:
61081 Capstone Experience (3)
61096 Individual Investigation in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (3)
Electives (Choose 3 from the following):
60303 Knowledge Management in Organizations (3)
60304 Research Methods for Knowledge Management (3)
60310 Intellectual Capital Management (3)
60311 Business Process Management (3)
60312 Business Intelligence-Competitive Intelligence (3)
60313 Strategic Knowledge Management-Virtual Communities (3)
61095 Selected Topics in Information Architecture (3)
Students working on the certificate are permitted to enroll in the full program and can use the courses taken to apply to the Master’s degree. Students electing to enter the full degree program should use the Master’s Project, Thesis, or Capstone Experience options to fulfill the third requirement rather than the Individual Investigation which may be useful for those students earning the certificate only.