Applied Information Management
Prospective Students

AIM Philosophy

The AIM Master's Degree Program offers a unique and innovative approach to information technology education. The emphasis on management makes AIM a powerful option for mid-career professionals in a variety of ways. Here are some of the reasons why:

  1. Our focus is information management. Because information managers’ duties today cross all areas of technology, people, products, and services, AIM maintains a divergent, multidisciplinary scope that works toward, rather than from, theory. Further, it draws upon the expertise of faculty members representing a multitude of traditional academic departments and professional settings.
  2. AIM teaches information management from business, management, and information design points of reference. This way, students develop a holistic view and gain a distinct advantage in the workplace.
  3. We consult industry leaders and educators, as well as our students and alumni, when devising our curriculum. The result is an applied, interactive approach and a highly productive learning experience.
  4. The AIM Program encourages and welcomes applicants from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. In AIM courses engineers, designers, accountants, trainers, managers, and software developers (to name a few) have a chance to work together and build professional connections.
  5. AIM provides an education tailored to your needs and interests by offering a set of core courses supplemented by short, topical courses. Core courses provide a foundation in information management while short courses further develop those concepts and the latest trends and technologies.
  6. AIM goes well beyond theory by exploring the practical tools and skills that facilitate teamwork, effective communication, and productive collaboration.

The AIM Program’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

The University of Oregon has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and actively supports this goal. This commitment is affirmed in the words of the UO Mission Statement: "We value our diversity and seek to foster equity and inclusion in a welcoming, safe, and respectful community." The AIM Program likewise respects the rights of everyone in our community—students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other partners—and promotes inclusive practices that value diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin and citizenship, gender identity and expression, religious affiliation and background, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic class and status, political affiliation and belief, and ability and disability.


The University of Oregon is working to continually improve the inclusivity of our learning environments. Please notify your instructor or the AIM Director if there are aspects of the instruction or design of an AIM course that result in disability-related barriers to your participation. You are also encouraged to contact the Accessible Education Center in 164 Oregon Hall at 541-346-1155 or