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Information Management (IM)

Information Management (IM)2021-06-14T06:16:09+00:00

Information Management

This field of is a strategic response to society’s changing needs. It will continue to evolve as organizations cope with the proliferation and complexity of new information technologies and services. It is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Information is an essential resource for academic excellence, competitiveness in business and industry, scientific progress, and national development. Like any other resource, information must be managed. High-quality sources must be located, and arrangements must be made for access to timely, accurate, appropriate, and cost-effective information. Technological advances in telecommunications and the hardware and software of computing can be utilized to provide the optimum access to information.

The need for information management skills in government and private organizations is increasingly recognized. People knowledgeable in methods of facilitating information collection, dissemination, and use are in demand. Such persons should also be skilled in identifying information needs and in accessing, repackaging, and presenting information in such a way that it can be utilized in support of the objectives of the users.

The Information Management curriculum is designed to prepare students to respond to four basic challenges confronting organizations today:

  • Planning the effective use of information and utilization of communication technologies within organizations;
  • Developing corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the wide-spread use of these technologies;
  • Improving the strategic management of information resources in business, government, and non-profit organizations;
  • Increasing the productivity and creativity of managers and executives who work with information resources.

Programs

Programs leading to the award of AIT’s Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, diploma and certificate are offered.

Preferred Background

For Master Program

Applicants for admission to the field of Information Management should have a strong quantitative background, preferably in computer science or computer engineering, information system or information science, telecommunications, electronic or electrical engineering, applied mathematics or statistics. Applicants from other fields of information service can also be considered if they have already worked as information professionals. In those cases, additional technology related courses may be required.

For Doctoral Program

One should have a good master’s degree in one of the above disciplines.

Program Structure

Master Program Requirements: 48 Credits (2 Years)

Thesis Option Research Option 1 Research Option 2
Required Courses (4 courses) 12 credits 12 credits 12 credits
Elective Courses 14 credits 12 credits 24 credits
Option
Thesis 22 credits
Research Study/Internship  12 credits 12 credits
Minor/Exchange  12 credits
TOTAL 48 credits  48 credits  48 credits

Doctoral Program Requirements: 84 Credits (3 Years)

Coursework 12 credits
Dissertation 72 credits
TOTAL 84 credits

Course List

Course Number Course Title Semester Credit(s) Type Instructor
AT71.03 E-Business Development and Technology August 3(45-0) Elective Vatcharaporn Esichaikkul
AT71.05 Information Systems Development and Management August  3(30-15) Required Chutiporn Anutariya
AT71.07 Information Retrieval and Data Mining August  3(45-0) Elective Sumanta Guha
AT82.02 Data Modeling and Management August  3(45-0) Required Chutiporn Anutariya
AT82.04 Business Intelligence and Analytics January  3(45-0) Required Vatcharaporn Esichaikul
AT82.09 HCI and Information Visualization January  3(45-0) Required Chaklam Silpasuwanchai
Course Number Selected Topic Course Semester Credit(s) Type Instructor
AT71.9002 Seminar in Electronic Government InterSem 3(45-0) Elective Vatcharaporn Esichaikkul
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