What will I learn?

Program Description

The CSUN Master of Knowledge Management (MKM) degree prepares graduates to meet a variety of organizational, social and ethical challenges in the digital age. In a globally competitive, fast-paced world, harnessing knowledge and maximizing workforce efforts are the linchpins of organizational success. Those who lead will need to know how to leverage organizational knowledge to create a competitive advantage and to do so in a way that is sensitive to the impacts of these efforts on communities—especially communities of color—within and outside of the workplace. This fully online, cohorted program equips its graduates to acquire, develop, use and share knowledge that creates value for themselves and their organizations. Moreover, its home in the College of Humanities means that students will adopt a critical, humanistic perspective that emphasizes the social and political dimensions of knowledge production and access. The program’s interdisciplinary content includes many topics covered in a traditional MBA program, but also emphasizes specialized skills and perspectives that are relevant to the fair and responsible management of knowledge in a 21st-century enterprise. These include utilizing relevant technologies; understanding the relation of knowledge and power; engaging modern communications; managing distant and diverse staff; promoting and sustaining a fair and equitable knowledge-sharing environment; leveraging global networks to achieve competitive strategic goals; recognizing and responding to the needs of diverse knowledge communities; and anticipating the potentially disproportionate impact of knowledge management strategies and technologies on communities of color. The program balances knowledge management theory and practice in order to uniquely prepare the managerial leader for the 21st-century economy and organization.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the CSUN Master of Knowledge Management program will: Distinguish knowledge from understanding; Demonstrate how to develop and implement knowledge management, systems and communities of practice in the organizational context; Demonstrate how knowledge management is applied in an organizational context; Acquire and demonstrate the analytical, strategic-thinking and communication skills that are essential to creating and maintaining a successful KM program.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$8,472.00 per year
Tuition and fees: USD $4,236 for seven or more units per semester plus USD $396 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2022


College of Humanities

Sierra Hall 461 (roof),

18111 Nordhoff Street,



91330, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a post-secondary degree equal to a U.S. bachelor's degree.

For international students

To be admitted to the Master of Knowledge Management program, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

At least one of three degree requirements: A bachelor’s degree in any major from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.5-2.99 and a passing score (50th percentile or higher) in the verbal section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); A master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Have been in good standing at the last institution attended.

IELTS Academic - International English Language Test System: 6.5

PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English: 58

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet Based score: 79; Paper-based score: 550

iTEP Academic - International Test of English Proficiency: 4.0

DET – Duolingo English Test: 105

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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