ERIC Number: ED431424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
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Managing Information Technology for Performance: Information Systems Education for Executives.
Lassila, Kathy S.; Borton, John D.
This paper offers a theory-based course development methodology for the creation of an information systems (IS) course to address the needs of top executives. A survey of institutions offering the Executive MBA (Masters of Business Administration) degree was conducted that focused on: (1) the extent to which the IS course is included in MBA programs; (2) why the IS course has been excluded from some MBA programs; (3) content/topic areas included in IS courses; and (4) processes/learning strategies employed in IS courses. Findings revealed that many executive management programs fail to provide course coverage of important IS management topics. The content and delivery of the IS component of the Executive MBA program can be substantially enhanced through the use of a course development methodology grounded in relevant IS research and theories of adult, individual, and organizational learning. A model course created with a theory-based development methodology was implemented and evaluated by Executive MBA students. Results show that the IS course in Executive MBA programs can be both relevant and valuable for executives when careful attention is paid to the development of course content and process. Key issues in IS management/education are listed, and the model IS course outline is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Content Analysis, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Educational Methods, Higher Education, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Management Information Systems, Masters Programs, Postsecondary Education, School Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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