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ERIC Number: EJ822021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Leveraging Alumni and Business Community Relations to Assess the Information Systems Curriculum
Plice, Robert K.; Reinig, Bruce A.
Journal of Education for Business, v84 n3 p142-150 Jan-Feb 2009
A recent Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (2006) task force called for increased interaction between business schools and the business community to identify essential skill sets and help with the curriculum-management process. An information systems curriculum-assessment study solicited input from recent alumni working in the business community who had demonstrated a solid grasp of the curriculum. An analysis of the responses indicates that communications and teamwork skills are perceived as highly important to the business community. Qualitative and statistical analyses show that the business community perceives value in curriculum content that emphasizes managerial and systems development topics and covers technical topics broadly rather than deeply. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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