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  • Post-Master’s Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management Specialist Program


    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 assets
    • Design knowledge sharing opportunities within organizations
    • Design information services to meet organizational information needs
    • Relate business resources to real-world situations and needs of individuals and institutions
    • Utilize competitive intelligence activities to support strategic decision making in the organization

    Program Features

    • Courses are taught by faculty from the College’s MSLIS program, ranked #10 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

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Required Courses 
    INFO 643Information Services In Organizations3.0
    INFO 644Knowledge Assets Management in Organizations3.0
    INFO 678Competitive Intelligence3.0
    Select one of the following:3.0
    INFO 624
    Information Retrieval Systems 
    INFO 674
    Resources in Science and Technology 
    INFO 675
    Resources in the Health Sciences 
    INFO 677
    Resources in Business 
    INFO 680
    US Government Information 
    INFO 681
    Legal Research 
    Select one of the following:3.0
    INFO 612
    Knowledge Base Systems 
    INFO 622
    Content Representation 
    INFO 650
    Public Library Service 
    INFO 651
    Academic Library Service 
    INFO 653
    Digital Libraries 
    INFO 658
    Information Architecture 
    INFO 662
    Metadata and Resource Description 
    INFO 679
    Information Ethics 
    Total Credits15.0

    View 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 basis

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official 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.  
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    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

    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-Master's Competitive Intelligence/Knowledge Mgmt Studies Specialist Program

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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