EDM Council, Columbia University Partner for Data Management Course

A dozen Columbia University students are making history by incorporating a data management module into their finance-related degrees, developed in partnership with the EDM Council. Joanne Faulkner learns more.

Mike Atkin

Mike Atkin, managing director of the EDM Council and one of the faculty members teaching the course, describes it as “the first of its kind.” While other schools offer data management courses, “Almost all of them are statistical analysis, data quality profiling concepts. This is the core of data management, which is how you manage meaning inside a large integrated organization,” he says.

Atkin says he was approached by Columbia in March after the School of Professional Studies decided to create

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