Master’s Degree in Records and Information Management in Business
The mission of Master’s Degree in Records and Information Management in Business (MGDIE) is to train professionals who will be able of planning, designing, implementing and taking advantage of records and information management policies and systems in business, from the framework of an Information Governance program, as well as integrated to business’s procedures. The aim of the Master is to build bridges of knowledge:
- Between technology and organizational methods,
- Between records management and process management,
- Between the production and the internal use of information.
Students of the MGDIE Master’s will be able to design RIM systems and implement them using Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technology, as well as to analyze and improve work procedures, and automating them using Business Process Management (BPM) technology. They will also be able to take maximum advantage of internal information and provide support for decision-making and for strategic positioning of the company using BI technology.
A little background
Master’s Degree in Records and Information Management in Business (MGDIE) of the University of Barcelona was born in 2011 aiming to cover a training gap existing between records and information management, process management and IT solutions (what today is called Information Governance), and to build bridges of knowledge between technology, organizational methods and use of information, and also between university and Consulting, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) market companies.
The first course, two years long, was the main attempt to experience with some innovative blended training techniques, and was designed as a attendance weekly classroom and a series of tutorial activities, online broadcasted and fully recorded, that was completed with specific and individual tutoring, always virtual. The success of this edition can be evaluated by the final master projects arising from it, and converted in real ECM and BPM projects in organizations like Banc de Sabadell, Oxfam Intermon, Médicos sin Fronteras, or the same University of Barcelona.
To open to spanish and latin-american market, second and third editions were designed as fully online. This allowed to receive students from several spanish-speaking countries and from a wider professional profiles, what becomes the most important factor for promotion and integration of records manager profile with other professionals like process analysts, data analysts and IT developpers.
Today, MGDIE offers a consolidate new model of virtual Master’s degree, based on concurrent and interactive sessions with teachers, prerecorded sessions and conferences, multichannel tutorial activities (virtual conferences, shared desktops, chatting, instant messaging like Whatsapp, phone...), preference for multimedia learning material, and integrated use of several cloud platforms (private website, virtual campus, virtual IT laboratory and others). The IT laboratory goes far away from classical IT learning, providing the students with real licenses and environments where not only continue with post-sessions practices, but also practice and discover new features and develop experimental projects inside MGDIE learning communities.
Since third edition, it is possible to course the full Master’s degree (four content modules and a final practical project), and also only some of the four modules, what offers the student the possibility to cover specific areas of his curriculum.
What does the students think about the Master?
"As a freelance, the most valued aspect of this program is that I can apply immediately the knowledge and skills acquired into my work."