Development of IS Teaching in North-America: An Analysis of Model Curricula

Essen: Institut für Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik (ICB), Universität Duisburg-Essen (2007) (ICB research report ; 17), IV, 34 S.
Buch / Monographie / Fach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Abstract:
This research report is part of a series of papers on the development
	and status of the Information Systems (IS) discipline in North-America
	and Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) its counterpart in the German speaking
	countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The corresponding research
	project (IFWIS) aims at comparing both disciplines. It is funded
	by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In this report we aim at
	reconstructing the development of teaching programs in IS at North-
	American universities. To this end official model curricula for undergraduate
	and graduate IS programs since the 1970s until today serve as primary
	source for relevant prescriptive as well as descriptive information.
	Our analysis results indicate that the IS discipline has undergone
	considerable changes in terms of (recommended) teaching contents
	and structures, the role of practice experience in teaching, and
	the variety of recommended future job positions. An additional literature
	analysis focuses on the actual adoption of model curricula at US
	universities. Analysis results indicate that IS programs are rather
	diverse and have very few courses in common – even when focusing
	on “IS core” courses.