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ERIC Number: EJ832837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Competitive Analysis of MIS in the MBA Core: Are Trends Putting Pressure on the MIS Course?
Shore, Barry; Briggs, Warren
Journal of Information Systems Education, v18 n1 p63-68 2007
In many, if not most, MBA programs, the core has traditionally included a separate course in MIS. During a recent redesign of the MBA curriculum at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics and Suffolk University's Executive MBA Program, core requirements at 42 AACSB schools were reviewed to determine the extent to which this tradition still prevails. The data suggests two very different approaches. In the first, as expected, a stand-alone course remains in the core. In the second, a more unexpected result occurred. When data for "U.S. News & World Report's" twenty top-rated schools was compared, not one school included a stand-alone MIS in the core. These very different results raise questions about the direction that MIS courses are taking and suggest that current trends may be placing pressure on the role of MIS in the core. (Contains 4 tables.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A