Master's degrees

Companies are increasingly looking for the depth of expertise that students acquire in specialty masters programs like the Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM). In Part 2 of KnowIT’s tour of the MSIM curriculum we interviewed professors Robert St. Louis and Haluk Demirkan about what students learn about databases, IT services, and project management.

Part 1: MSIM students come from a variety of backgrounds, but what they have in common is a desire to learn how to harness IT to create competitive advantages for their companies. The curriculum of the W. P. Carey MSIM program focuses on just that: managing with technology to drive the objectives of the business, rather than managing the technology alone. Specialty masters programs like the MSIM are becoming more important for career advancers pursuing depth.

The higher you score on your entrance exams, the more competitive your b-school application will be. While some programs accept both GRE and GMAT scores, this is not always the case. Here are some tips we’ve gathered from successful GMAT test takers, which are helpful to consider regardless of which exam you take.

As hospitals and other health care providers strive to cut costs while still giving good patient care, they are hiring an increasing number of MBAs. "There is a whole new set of roles in health care for MBAs, especially those with some clinical understanding," says Eugene Schneller, a professor in the W. P. Carey's School of Health Management and Policy. The morphing MBA job market was examined at a recent conference sponsored by the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium at the W. P. Carey School of Business.