Post-Master’s Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management Specialist Program Overview Drexel's Post-Master's Specialist Program in Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management focuses on identifying and satisfying information needs to support critical activities in special libraries, corporate libraries, and other organizational settings by developing the skills necessary to provide access to critical information and knowledge-based assets they need to support strategic decision making.Applicants must have a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program, and have completed all prerequisites for individual courses within their area of specialization.Students will learn to:Apply commonly used techniques to identify and evaluate an organization's knowledge-based assetsDesign knowledge sharing opportunities within organizationsDesign information services to meet organizational information needsRelate business resources to real-world situations and needs of individuals and institutionsUtilize competitive intelligence activities to support strategic decision making in the organizationProgram FeaturesThe MSLIS program is ranked #9 in the nation by U.S.News & World Report and fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule A highly interactive e-learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates Curriculum Required Courses INFO 643Information Services In Organizations3.0INFO 644Knowledge Assets Management in Organizations3.0INFO 678Competitive Intelligence3.0Select one of the following:3.0INFO 624Information Retrieval Systems INFO 674Resources in Science and Technology INFO 675Resources in the Health Sciences INFO 677Resources in Business INFO 680US Government Information INFO 681Legal Research Select one of the following:3.0INFO 612Knowledge Base Systems INFO 622Content Representation INFO 650Public Library Service INFO 651Academic Library Service INFO 653Digital Libraries INFO 658Information Architecture INFO 662Metadata and Resource Description INFO 679Information Ethics Total Credits15.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria An ALA-accredited master’s degree Prerequisites may be required for individual courses and fulfillment will be evaluated on a case by case basisRequired DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Essay/Statement of Purpose In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you. ResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1157 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a Post-Masters Competitive Intelligence/Knowledge Mgmt Studies Specialist Program Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.