The emergence of the knowledge-based economy has highlighted the need for effective exploitation of knowledge, making knowledge management an essential area of activity in organisations. Knowledge management (KM) is a systematic process of taking advantage of intellectual capital and knowledge assets for organisational success. It helps build the capacity of the organisation by developing, organising, retaining and utilising human and knowledge resources which contribute directly to its survivability and profitability.

With the increased realisation of the value of knowledge and the need to exploit it in day-to-day operations, both public and private sector organisations have embarked on KM initiatives. Many have created formal positions and formed new divisions or departments to look into ways and means to apply KM in their operations. This has created a need for the training of KM professionals capable of taking the lead in the development and implementation of KM initiatives within their organisations.

Programme Overview

  • KM, being inter-disciplinary in nature, draws upon the theories and practices of many disciplines such as business management, library and information science, information systems, computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, epistemology, and many others.
  • KM is a systematic process of leveraging intellectual capital and knowledge assets for organizational success
  • KM helps build the capacity to develop, organize, retain and utilize human and knowledge resources
Programme Structure

The programme commences each year in early August and is available in both full-time and part-time. Students are required to complete 30 Academic Units (AU) to be awarded the degree within their candidature period.

Programme Structure

Students have two option of study:

  • Coursework and Dissertation
    In this option, students take 2 core courses, at least 4 Group A electives, 2 Group B electives and an individual project on which the student must submit a dissertation. To pursue dissertation, students require a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.00 and above. Students may require additional semesters for completion of their project.
  • Coursework Only
    In this option, students take 2 core courses, at least 4 Group A electives, 3 Group B electives and Critical Inquiry (group project).

Students can take one additional Group ‘A’ elective in lieu of one Group ‘B’ elective.

Each course carries 3 Academic Units (AU) while Dissertation carries 6 AUs. Students may graduate after completing the programme requirement from either option of study.


Candidates may apply either for full-time or part-time programme. To be awarded the degree, students will need to complete their programme requirement within their candidature period. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.50 is required to successfully complete the programme.

Admission Requirements

To apply to the MSc in Knowledge Management (KM) programme, you need to meet these minimum requirements:

  • A good Bachelor’s degree in any discipline,
  • Preference is given to applicants with management or corporate experience in a public or private organisation.

For undergraduate degree not awarded by an English-medium University or is awarded by an English-medium University but the language of instruction was not English, you must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement.

Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link, #04-39
Singapore 637718

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