Knowledge Management Education: An Overview of Programs of Instruction

  • Stephen Ruth
  • Nancy C. Shaw
  • Virgil Frizzell
Part of the International Handbooks on Information Systems book series (INFOSYS, volume 2)


This chapter provides a broad overview of university-based and other KM training worldwide, with particular emphasis on courses that can assist students in qualifying for Chief Knowledge Officer and other jobs in organizations that have KM programs. First, an overview of KM teaching categories is presented, showing the breadth of approaches that are possible. Second, we provide sample data on graduate KM courses at universities in the US and abroad, concentrating on schools of business and engineering, the two units where KM teaching predominates. Third, we summarize the current offerings of non-university KM training courses and KM certification programs. Finally, we outline the roles, qualifications, and responsibilities of jobs in the knowledge-based organization.


Tacit to Explicit Transformations Knowledge Ecology Knowledge Management KM Certification programs Tacit to Explicit Knowledge Transfer Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) CKO Role CKO History KM Training KM Education Teaching Approaches Knowledge Management Roundtable 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Ruth
    • 1
  • Nancy C. Shaw
    • 2
  • Virgil Frizzell
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.School of ManagementGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology, School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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