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University of Oregon


Contact Information:
Applied Information Management Program
University of Oregon
722 SW Second Ave., Suite 230
Portland, OR 97204

(800) 824-2714
(503) 725-2289-Portland, Oregon direct number
(541) 346-4231-Eugene, Oregon direct number
(503) 725-3067-Fax
Email: aim@continue.uoregon.edu
Web site: www.aimdegree.com

Online degree programs:
Master of Science in Applied Information Management (IS:AIM) The University of Oregon AIM Online Program offers an innovative graduate-study alternative to the traditional master's of business administration (MBA) or the master's in information systems. The educational mission of the program is to prepare professionals capable of managing information processes integral to varied organizational functions and is based on the belief that information managers must have more than an understanding of new technologies. They must combine knowledge in management, business, and information design with an awareness of high technology in a global context in order to meet the challenges of the future.

Admission Requirements:
Accredited Bachelor's degree
Job in the information management field
Five years of work experience including some management experience
Access to certain computer and Internet resources
Official transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Statement of purpose
Professional resume
Autobiographical essay

Admission is aimed at selecting forward-looking applicants with demonstrated potential to become responsible, effective managers who seek to understand the complexities of information in today's electronic, international context.

Technical Requirements
To participate in online courses, students must have at a minimum the following resources:
PC
Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
Pentium 266 or faster processor
128 MB of RAM or more
56 kbps modem or faster (broadband recommended)
Sound card
Speakers
or
Macintosh
MacOS 9.2 or later
Power PC processor
128 MB of RAM or more
56 kbps modem or faster (broadband recommended)
Speakers

Tuition Costs:
$450 per credit (subject to change at any time)
$75 per course technology fee (subject to change at any time)
$50 application fee
$150 matriculation fee

Learning Environment for students:
A participatory learning environment in which students and faculty members work together to define the issues and opportunities available in our changing world.

AIM Online utilizes cutting-edge technologies that not only enhance the learning environment, but also extends it far beyond the university's physical boundaries. AIM Web-based courses are delivered on the Blackboard.com platform. AIM Online provides interactivity through the use of extensive email and email conferencing resources, chats, virtual teams, message boards, group projects, and applied research.

Relevant Information on Faculty:
Innovative faculty members selected from a number of Pacific Northwest educational institutions and from various disciplines including computer and information science, journalism and communication, information design, international studies, management, and marketing. Additional information is available at: http://www.aimdegree.com/faculty.html

Accomplishments/Recognition
The AIM Program has received many distinctions and awards including grants from the Learn Anywhere Anytime Program (Federal), eCollege.com, Apple Computer and most recently the Sloan Foundation. The program was recognized by the Portland Chamber of Commerce as the distinguished Higher Education program in 1991.

AIM is a structured option program within the University of Oregon interdisciplinary studies program, housed in the Graduate School. The University of Oregon is regionally accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, as a comprehensive research institution, the University of Oregon is a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU).

The online program is affiliated with the Sloan Consortium.