Knowledge Management

Knowledge management (KM) is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organisation. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge.

An established discipline since 1991, KM includes courses taught in the fields of business administration, information systems, management, library, and information sciences. Other fields may contribute to KM research, including information and media, computer science, public health and public policy. Several universities offer dedicated master's degrees in knowledge management.

Many large companies, public institutions and non-profit organisations have resources dedicated to internal KM efforts, often as a part of their business strategy, IT, or human resource management departments. Several consulting companies provide advice regarding KM to these organisations.

Knowledge management efforts typically focus on organisational objectives such as improved performance, competitive advantage, innovation, the sharing of lessons learned, integration and continuous improvement of the organisation. These efforts overlap with organisational learning and may be distinguished from that by a greater focus on the management of knowledge as a strategic asset and on encouraging the sharing of knowledge. KM is an enabler of organisational learning.

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Matching Knowledge Management Colleges

Saint Joseph's University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,700 average out-state tuition; $43,700 average in-state tuition

Full Sail University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $19,929 average out-state tuition; $19,929 average in-state tuition

Bellevue University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $7,152 average out-state tuition; $7,152 average in-state tuition

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Four or more years; Public; $24,117 average out-state tuition; $11,883 average in-state tuition

Xavier University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $37,000 average out-state tuition; $37,000 average in-state tuition

Grantham University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $6,360 average out-state tuition; $6,360 average in-state tuition

University of Miami

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,040 average out-state tuition; $47,040 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Knowledge Management Majors

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Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

$35,000 Varies See Details
 

Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

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$35,000

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Christine and Clarence Day Business Scholarship

University of Mississippi

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Christine and Clarence Day Business Scholarship

University of Mississippi

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$10,000

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3M Business Development Fellowship

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

3M Business Development Fellowship

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

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$10,000

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Business Information Technology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details
 

Business Information Technology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,700

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School of Business Gold Scholarship - TSU

Texas Southern University

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

School of Business Gold Scholarship - TSU

Texas Southern University

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$6,000

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Frances C. Amos School of Business Admin. Alumni Affiliate Scholarship

Oakland University

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Frances C. Amos School of Business Admin. Alumni Affiliate Scholarship

Oakland University

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$5,000

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, School of Business

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, School of Business

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$5,000

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Tom and Marye Kate Aldridge Business Scholarship

University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business

$5,000 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Tom and Marye Kate Aldridge Business Scholarship

University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business

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$5,000

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February 01, 2021
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Footstar/Meldisco Scholarship

Ramapo College of New Jersey

$4,300 October 01, 2020 See Details
 

Footstar/Meldisco Scholarship

Ramapo College of New Jersey

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$4,300

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October 01, 2020
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John L. and Margaret S. Fraley Scholarship

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

$4,000 Varies See Details
 

John L. and Margaret S. Fraley Scholarship

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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$4,000

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