Those who have qualifications in 'Information Management' find work as information management professionals and are primarily employed in hospitals, business organisations, libraries, & information centres etc. Also, Information Communication Technology (ICT) teachers find it useful to gain professional qualifications and subject knowledge. Those who have professional qualifications [such as British Computer Society (BCS) and Australian Computer Society (ACS)] obtain the academic degrees in Information Management by achieving information and research skills.
Prospective careers: Information specialist, Information management specialist, Records management specialist, Library staff, Secretary, Programme coordinator, Research officer… The IM programs offer...
a cross-disciplinary approach that combines theory and enquiry-based learning
a flexible curriculum with convenient class scheduling
an innovative curriculum that allows students to gain both technical and managerial knowledge that can be applied immediately on the job
a diverse group of students who bring varied experiences and perspectives to the classroom and strong connections you can tap throughout your career
a proven track record of research and educational excellence in the NILIS
a highly respected and involved faculty, and the unmatched quality of the certification of University of Colombo
Understand the characteristics of information management
Provide in-depth knowledge on contemporary information management issues
Gain the core competencies on managing print, audio-visual and digital information
Learn about information systems to provide effective services
Acquire skills in evaluating and selecting appropriate methods and technologies for managing and dissemination information
Understand the social, managerial, behaviourial and technological issues related to information and knowledge
Explain the necessary legal, ethical and professional values appropriate to the management of information
Equip the students to work with decision makers across the organizations guiding them towards sound and quality information management
Students with better IT background finds it easier to follow the course.
A good command in computer type setting is required (in the selected medium) as students have to submit assignments in online mode. An alternative is to submit assignments in English, irrespective of the medium selected.