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Study information management abroad

An in-depth guide to studying information management as an international student.

Information management degrees abroad

Information management describes the process of collecting, organizing, storing, and distributing data. It’s a subject that blends together computer science, business, management and information technology.

In today’s digital world, information management systems form the backbone of many business operations. You’ll learn how to design, implement and operate information systems to meet the needs of businesses. As well as developing your practical application skills, you’ll become familiar with the theory underlying the field.

The world of technology is incredibly fast-paced and competitive, with advances being made on a daily basis. Studying overseas an invaluable opportunity to broaden your cultural horizons and immerse yourself in the pioneering developments that are taking place across the globe.

Information management program structure

You can study information management as a bachelor’s degree over a minimum of three years, but four-year courses integrating a sandwich year are also common. Placements allow students to put what they’ve learned into practice and gather crucial industry experience.

If you’re excited by the prospect of studying in the US, you’ll probably know that undergraduate degrees follow the liberal arts model. You’ll take a combination of general education classes and courses specific to your information management major.

Those looking to extend their knowledge and take their employability to the next level will find plenty of excellent master’s and doctoral programs. MSc courses normally last between one and two years, with research-based PhDs adding a few more years on top. Your timetable will blend theoretical and practical-based teaching. You’ll be expected to attend a range of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and laboratories. The modules included in information management programs vary from university to university. That said, most aim to provide students with a solid grounding in these fundamentals:

  • Introduction to information management systems
  • Systems analysis and design
  • New technology and advances in information systems
  • Information security
  • Improving business processes and efficiency
  • Introduction to programming
  • Software engineering
  • Business analytics

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Information management study abroad programs

Information management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in information management

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    Information Management & Technology - BSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,736 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Health Information Management - BSc University of Kansas, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,960 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Health Informatics and Information Management - BSc University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,478 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Health Information Management - BSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,929 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Information Management - BA (Hons) York St John University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    12,750 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Diploma in information management

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    Health Information Management - UGDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 CAD
    Start date
    September
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Associate in information management

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    Health Information Management - ASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    5,520 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Information management graduate programs

Master's in information management

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    Information Management - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    55,770 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Information Management - by coursework - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Building Information Management - MSc University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,600 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Geographical Information Management - MSc Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    20,500 GBP
    Start date
    October
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    Information Management - MSc University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,000 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in information management

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    Computer Science (Information Management Entering with Master's Degree) - PhD Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,034 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Future information management careers

Almost all businesses and companies need to effectively manage their information to improve efficiency and comply with data legislation. Therefore, your specialist knowledge and skills will open up endless career opportunities across a range of sectors.

Here’s a list of some of the positions graduates frequently land:

  • Information systems manager
  • Senior systems analyst
  • Data manager
  • IT consultant
  • Data scientist
  • Application analyst
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Software engineer

If you’re unsure of what direction to take your career in after graduation, consider participating in some relevant work experience. Your university’s career service can help you apply for placements, perfect your resume, and nail your interview techniques.