Title: A proposal towards computer information systems curriculum

Authors: Mehdi Sagheb-Tehrani

Addresses: College of Business, Columbus State University, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, GA, 31907, USA

Abstract: It is important to study how to redesign the curriculum for survival in the current economic environment. An understanding of these programs will help us create a more consistent MIS/IS/CIS curriculum that will be challenging and yet attractive to more students. One hundred and five (105) IS programs are evaluated in the USA. This study examines some of the differences in the IS curricula at different institution of higher education accredited by AACSB. The study provides descriptive statistics for testing hypothesis. The main purpose is to compare these programs with 2010-IS model and show the differences that exist between these programs regarding core and elective courses credit hours. A curriculum is proposed based on studying these 105 IS programs and 2010-IS model. The results show a significant difference between institutions of higher education with respect to core and elective course credit hour offerings in their IS programs.

Keywords: management information systems; MIS; computer information systems; CIS; information technology; IT curriculum; information systems; computer science; computer education; USA; United States; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2016.076248

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2016 Vol.22 No.2, pp.211 - 234

Received: 06 Oct 2014
Accepted: 08 Jan 2015

Published online: 30 Apr 2016 *

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