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ERIC Number: ED422949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 8
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The MIS Core Course: A Revolutionary Look.
Novitzki, James E.
This paper discusses the remaking of the MIS (Management Information Systems) core course in a graduate business degree program. The graduate MIS course has many of the same problems as the undergraduate one, which has been described as "the widow maker." Several attempts to modify the course resulted in lower evaluations. The course then underwent a major redesign. The new course does not teach technology--rather, students learn about how basic business functions and operations can be impacted in both good and bad ways through the use of technology. Technical issues are brought up only to the level that the discussion of functional organizational issues requires technical knowledge for understanding about what is happening and why. Initial results indicate significant improvement in students' understanding important concepts, perceiving the need for management involvement, and recognizing the importance of the course. Finally, the revised course resulted in higher satisfaction with the entire course for both students and instructors. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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