University of Wisconsin–Madison

Data/Information Management & Analytics

Do you hope to work with data and information in educational, nonprofit, government, start up or business settings? Do you aspire to a career in which you analyze information and data to contribute to good decision making? Are you interested in opportunities in the expanding fields of data analytics?

If so, the Data/Information Management and Analytics (DIA) concentration at the iSchool can help you achieve your educational goals.

For a list of recommended courses by concentration, see:  iSchool Course Planning by Concentration and Emphasis


Katie Fox, a 2015 program graduate, works as a Research Analyst in the Colorado Department of Education.  She writes “The many opportunities I had at the iSchool led to my current position – a career I did not know existed when I started the program! I was able to navigate messy data projects and tailor the program to pursue my specific goals.  Faculty helped me see new opportunities to learn and connected me to a knowledgeable network of professionals.”

Suggested coursework for all students in DIA Concentration

  • Research & Evaluation Methods
  • Strategic Information Services
  • Database Design & Management
  • 768 Digital Humanities Analytics
  • Metadata & XML
  • Systems Analysis/Project Management
  • Info Ethics and Policy
  • Information Visualization
  • Concepts and Tools for Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Leadership

Additional courses for analytics specialization

  • Statistics (see your advisor for course suggestions)
  • Code and Power
  • CS  Intro to Data Programming
  • C&I Computational Research Methods
  • Workshops in statistical software such as R

Additional courses for data/information management specialization

  • Digital Curation & Collections
  • Records Management
  • Linked Data
  • Managing Digital Information

Related job titles

  • Data Manager
  • Digital Asset Manager
  • Research Analyst/Data Analyst
  • Evaluation Specialist
  • Analytics Specialist
  • Research Data Librarian