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KM Certificate

The KM certificate is for individuals seeking to improve skills and employment opportunities in the knowledge management field. Online courses link students, instructors, and guest speakers on a global scale and offer the flexibility of coursework completion at times convenient to the student.

This certificate is a valuable component to business, computer science, information science, management, and other similar degrees. Employees with knowledge management training are highly valued by many organizations and agencies. Kent State graduates are employed by leading firms in the region and nationwide.

Program Outline

Download the KM Certificate Advising Sheet

Courses below are marked with the semesters in which they are usually offered.  Schedules are subject to change, this this serves as a guideline for how a student might progress through the program.


(6 credit hours)
IAKM 60301 – Foundational Principles of Knowledge Management (fall, spring, summer)
IAKM 60302 – Foundations of Document Management (fall)


(choose any three courses)
IAKM 60303 – Knowledge Assessment and Evaluation
IAKM 60304 – Research Methods for Knowledge Management
IAKM 60306 – Organizational Culture (spring)
IAKM 60307 – Organizational Learning (fall)
IAKM 60310 – Intellectual Capital Management (spring)
IAKM 60311 – Business Process Management (summer)
IAKM 60312 – Business Intelligence – Competitive Intelligence (fall)
IAKM 60313 – Communities of Practice (spring)

Special topics courses such as:

Business Narrative and Storytelling
Futures Research
Expertise Management
Organizational Network Analysis

Other KM courses under development.


(3 credit hours)
IAKM 61081 Capstone Experience OR
IAKM 61096 Individual Investigation

Download all of the course descriptions from the university catalog.  Search this PDF document for "IAKM" to get to the courses listed above.