ERIC Number: ED306876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Key Success Factors for an Undergraduate Computer Information Systems Program.
Wisconsin Univ., Whitewater.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
The Management Computer Systems major at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is described in this report, is an integrated, intercollegiate undergraduate program designed to provide graduates with both general business skills and the technical computer skills required to bridge the technical-management gap widely reported in industry. Three of the important factors in the success of this program have been: (1) providing the necessary expertise for this venture by staffing the program with both computer science and management faculty; (2) establishing a number of joint academic-industry cooperative projects designed to keep the program viable and current, including an industrial advisory board and student and faculty internships; and (3) revising the curriculum every 3 to 5 years. A brochure for the program is appended. (KM)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Administration Education, College Curriculum, College Programs, Computer Science, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Information Systems, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Internship Programs, Models, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, State Universities, Success
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Whitewater.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.