Certifiably KM Oct 1, 2004 This article appears in the issue October 2004 [Volume 13, Issue 9] Tweet The George Washington University now offers graduate certification in knowledge and information management, a program developed in partnership with the university’s School of Business and School of Engineering and Applied Science. The program is designed to prepare students to harness a firm's strategic assets so their commercial potential can be realized and protected. The four-course, 12-credit program integrates management and engineering disciplines and will be taught by distinguished faculty from GW's business and engineering schools, as well as industry practitioners and government executives. It will prepare students to form organizational structures and systems--i.e. knowledge capture systems, communities of practice and online knowledge repositories--that facilitate knowledge management and encourage innovative solutions to difficult problems, which can be introduced to the market and economically implemented. Students will be admitted to the program in groups of about 30 and will study together throughout all four courses. This approach will provide opportunities for teamwork, networking and class solidarity. Students will enroll in one course per semester and will complete the entire certificate program in four semesters. The evening courses will be offered at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus, and the certificate program graduates can apply their credits to a GW Master of Business Administration degree or the Master of Science in knowledge management degree. GW’s School of Business, increasingly regarded as one of the world's best, prepares students for professional management careers. The depth and variety of its academic and professional programs, including five specialized master's programs, provides rich opportunities for students in the school's core Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration and doctoral programs. The School of Engineering and Applied Science prepares engineers to address society’s technological challenges by providing undergraduate, graduate and professional educational experiences and by stimulating and providing innovative, fundamental and applied research activities. For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Knowledge and Innovation Management or the information session, call Francesco Calabrese at (703) 288-4275 or William Halal at (202) 994-5975.