University of Oregon

Applied Information Management (AIM)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Applied Information Management (AIM)

Format: Online

Program Description:

AIM is geared towards mid-career professionals who work in some aspect of information management. Anyone who manages people, technologies, products, or services can benefit from the AIM Program. The AIM curriculum encompasses four discipline areas: information management, information design, business management, and applied research.  Each of the four discipline areas is covered through core courses; a variety of elective courses are also offered that reflect current topics of interest to employers. The AIM curriculum is designed to provide students with skills and expertise they can use now in the workplace.  Students complete their AIM studies with an applied, two-part Capstone experience where they explore a “real world” problem or opportunity from their professional practice, culminating in a solution plan and project proposal that students are encouraged to propose to their employers.  Multiple students have launched initiatives in the workplace based upon their Capstone papers.

Faculty members are experts in their fields and represent well-known employers from diverse industries and the government sector.  Students complete the program in cohorts, and networking opportunities with peers and faculty are built into the curriculum. Students bring current knowledge and experience to the program; applicants must have at least five years of work.


University of Oregon is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Eligibility Requirements:

(1) Must hold a regionally accredited bachelor's degree. (2) Must currently work in one of the four AIM curriculum areas: information management, business management, information design, or applied research. (3) Must have at least five years of relevant work experience.

International Student Requirements:

Applicants who meet all admissions requirements will be considered for admission to the online program. Applicants without a degree from an English-speaking institution in Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States must submit a score from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum scores required for admittance with the TOEFL are 600 for the paper version or 100 for the Internet-based test. The minimum score required for admittance with the IELTS is 7.5. All courses are in English only. The AIM Program is offered as a part-time course of study and therefore cannot issue I-20 forms. In addition, the part-time course schedule does not allow people with student visas to satisfy the full-time enrollment requirement. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 54

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 715 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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