Title: An analysis of human resource information systems courses in accredited schools of business

Authors: Robert C. Hoell; Alyssa Oravec; Jacqueline F. Hoell; Sarah M. Greenhalgh

Addresses: Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8154, Statesboro, GA 30460-8154, USA ' Department of Small Business Development, Peace Corps, 3708 Staunton Ave, Charleston, WV 25304, USA ' Department of Operations and Information Management, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Suite 260 Hariri Building, Washington, DC 20057, USA ' PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1800 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102, USA

Abstract: A study was conducted to gauge the extent to which accredited schools of business offered coursework in human resource information systems. The courses were also evaluated to understand the teaching emphasis and methodology, the type of software or other technology used, and whether courses focused on imparting the students with more general or applied knowledge. The results of this study showed a wide range of diversity in terms of teaching methods and topics covered in the courses. Further research is needed to determine the kinds of software taught across Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredited schools, as well as specifics on course architecture.

Keywords: HRIS; human resource information systems; human resources; enterprise resource planning; curriculum development; college courses; university courses; AACSB; Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; business schools; business education; coursework; teaching methods; topics covered; software types.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2012.051589

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2012 Vol.5 No.1, pp.7 - 23

Received: 13 Jul 2011
Accepted: 16 Oct 2011

Published online: 29 Nov 2014 *

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