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Areas of Interest

Strategic and Business Information

Suggested Program of Study

The School of Library and Information Science has developed a program of study (POS) for students enrolled in the Strategic and Business Information area of interest. The coursework for students in this area will instill the skills, knowledge, and professional values that students with the MLIS degree in this area should possess. Graduates with these skills will be able to lead information organizations within public and private institutions to support the mission of their parent organizations. They will support their institutions through the collection, organization, management, analysis, synthesis, and communication of information, turning it into actionable intelligence for their organizations. The POS covers all SLIS program core competencies in the area of Strategic and Business Information.

Students will successfully complete a 36-credit program of study and demonstrate the successful completion of SLIS program core competencies through the submission of a satisfactory portfolio that is the capstone experience for the MLIS degree.

Course

Title

Prerequisites

Credits

701*

Introduction to Library and Information Studies

(Required in the first semester of enrollment)

None

3

703

Introduction to Information Sources and Services

None

3

705*

Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science

9 hours

3

706*

Introduction to Information Technologies

None

3

707*

Information Organization and Retrieval

701

3

724

Special Libraries

None

3

726

Knowledge Management for Information Professionals

None

3

734

Government Information Sources

703 & 707

3

740

Online Information Services

707

3

748

Business Information

740

3

772

Strategic Intelligence for Information Professionals

740 or 748

3

794

Internship

701, 705, 707 & permission

3

* MLIS course requirements: SLIS 701, 705, 707 and 706 or Technology Competency Exam