Life at W. P. Carey
Inside the Classroom of the MSIM Program
When you enroll in the W. P. Carey master’s of information management program, you become part of a diverse group of students committed to learning. The team- and case-based learning environment provides you with the opportunity to not only share your experiences with your master’s of information management classmates, but also to learn from their experiences. Written assignments, quizzes, case write-ups, exams and class participation contribute to your grade.
As an MSIM student, you are expected to be on-site two evenings per week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Class meeting dates are either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, depending on your schedule that will be determined at orientation.
In addition to the eight hours of class time per week for the master's of information management program, you should expect to spend at least 10 to 20 hours outside of class for study and preparation. Classroom environments are energized with intellectual challenge and inspirations from your peers and MSIM faculty. You are expected to bring your real-world experiences from your current job into the classroom for presentation and examination in a new context.
Outside the Classroom as a Master’s of Information Management Student
Part of the excitement of being a working professional student in the W. P. Carey MSIM program is being able to take new skills and concepts and directly apply them to your current work environment.
You also have the ability to bring examples of your current work that highlight concepts being covered in master’s of information management courses and case discussions, allowing for immediate real-world application of the knowledge and skills offered.
Working professional students are all juggling the same demanding schedules that require them to work full-time during the day, attend class in the evening and maintain a level of personal life balance. You may also need time for important team meetings outside of class. Most master's of information management students find they become very agile at managing time commitments to be successful throughout the program.