Master of Information ManagementCareer
You may work as an independent information broker, consultant or for commercial companies supporting the information industry. Graduates are also employed as document managers in health, welfare, public administration and other public sectors, in private industry, government and semi-government bodies, universities, schools and professional associations.
RMIT students and graduates have been actively sought for internships at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, the State Library of Victoria, National Library of Australia and the Parliamentary Library, Canberra.
Graduates work as:
- information, document and records managers
- teacher librarians
- community information officers
- database specialists
- research and information analysts.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master degree is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector and Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA), the peak professional association for the records and information management industry of Australasia.
Students are eligible for student membership of ALIA. Students enrolled full-time are eligible for student membership of RIMPA and the Institute of Information Management (IIM).
Graduates are eligible for associate/affiliate membership of ALIA and RIMPA. IIM individual memberships are offered for information professionals.
In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business Industry Advisory Board, an extensive network of industry links supports this program. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers, student involvement with industry-relevant projects, and the industry placement underpin the work-integrated learning components of this program. The Board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in the program.
Work-connected and industry-relevant options available for this program include:
- Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective course you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed so that external organisations can tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
- A Business Internship elective where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. This position is normally unpaid and is designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation.