As the knowledge economy continues to take shape in the 21st century, the factors of production are shifting from physical financial capital to intellectual capital. In this environment, the success of organizations will depend on their ability to generate, adopt and diffuse knowledge –– to become knowledge organizations. The Knowledge Management program at Kent State University provides the education KM professionals need to succeed in this new economy.
Kent State is taking a leadership role in developing standards and competencies that define the field of knowledge management. Students in KM at Kent State get a firm foundation from full-time faculty and internationally recognized KM experts working in the field. They learn best practices from their peers, many of whom are also professionals working in KM. Through coursework, projects and internships, students get real-world, practical experience.
1. Invest in the knowledge economy and knowledge organizations by providing top-notch graduates and by providing a forum for exchange of ideas for all KM professionals.
2. Promote the development of knowledge professionals to lead knowledge organizations.
3. Provide students with opportunities for real-world experience through internships, class projects and other opportunities.