O que eu aprenderei?

The emergence of the knowledge-based economy has highlighted the need for effective exploitation of knowledge, making knowledge management an essential area of activity in organisations. Knowledge management (KM) is a systematic process of taking advantage of intellectual capital and knowledge assets for organisational success. It helps build the capacity of the organisation by developing, organising, retaining and utilising human and knowledge resources which contribute directly to its survivability and profitability.

With the increased realisation of the value of knowledge and the need to exploit it in day-to-day operations, both public and private sector organisations have embarked on KM initiatives. Many have created formal positions and formed new divisions or departments to look into ways and means to apply KM in their operations. This has created a need for the training of KM professionals capable of taking the lead in the development and implementation of KM initiatives within their organisations.

Programme Overview

KM, being inter-disciplinary in nature, draws upon the theories and practices of many disciplines such as business management, library and information science, information systems, computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, epistemology, and many others.

KM is a systematic process of leveraging intellectual capital and knowledge assets for organizational success

KM helps build the capacity to develop, organize, retain and utilize human and knowledge resources

Features/Aim of the Programme

Programme Mission: To educate and transform professionals from various disciplines into the next generation of knowledge management leaders to create, enhance and exploit knowledge assets of organisations of all types, by drawing upon the fields of management, technology, and information.

Upon completion of the MSc (KM) programme, graduates are expected to:

  • Appreciate the importance of knowledge management in organisations of all types and sizes;
  • Be familiar with strategies and technologies needed for managing knowledge and instituting changes within organisations;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of key concepts, functions, and issues related to KM systems;
  • Understand and apply the principles and techniques of content management in organising knowledge and implementing controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and information retrieval systems.

Programme Structure

The programme commences each year in early August and is available in both full-time and part-time. Students are required to complete 30 Academic Units (AU) to be awarded the degree within their candidature period.

Career Opportunities

Employment is available with the private sector and government institutions, both in Singapore and around the globe. While the strategies and approaches to implementing KM vary between organisations, it is impossible to identify some generic roles that have been created to implement KM initiatives. While the following list concentrates on full time positions with a formal title, it is important to note that particularly in small organisations, where the size does not warrant full time positions, KM responsibilities are added to existing roles. Similarly, as KM is a multi-disciplinary subject, many jobs do not necessarily use the word Knowledge in their titles.

De qual departamento farei parte?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Opções de estudo


SG$19.000,00 (R$ 58.680) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Agosto 2020


College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

Para estudantes internacionais

To apply to the MSc in Knowledge Management (KM) programme, you need to meet these minimum requirements:

  • A good Bachelor's degree in any discipline,
  • Preference is given to applicants with management or corporate experience in a public or private organisation.

​TOEFL: 600 (paper-based); 250 (computer-based); 100 (Internet-based). IELTS - 6.5