With our publications we cover the most diverse research areas that arise in the field of man, task and technology. In addition to traditional Business Information Systems topics such as knowledge management and business process management, you will also find articles on current topics such as blended learning, cloud computing or smart grids. Use this overview to get an impression of the range and possibilities of research in Business Information Systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Type of Publication: Research report

Development of IS Teaching in North-America: An Analysis of Model Curricula - ICB Research Report

Author(s):
Schauer, Carola; Schmeing, Tobias
Number of Report or Contribution:
17
Location(s):
Essen
Publication Date:
2007
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:10.17185/duepublico/47133
Link to complete version:
https://duepublico.uni-duisburg-essen.de/servlets/DerivateServlet/Derivate-46295/ICB_Report_17.pdf
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Abstract

This research report is part of a series of papers on the development and status of the Information Systems (IS) discipline in North-America and Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) its counterpart in the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The corresponding research project (IFWIS) aims at comparing both disciplines. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

In this report we aim at reconstructing the development of teaching programs in IS at North-American universities. To this end official model curricula for undergraduate and graduate IS programs since the 1970s until today serve as primary source for relevant prescriptive as well as descriptive information. Our analysis results indicate that the IS discipline has undergone considerable changes in terms of (recommended) teaching contents and structures, the role of practice experience in teaching, and the variety of recommended future job positions. An additional literature analysis focuses on the actual adoption of model curricula at US universities. Analysis results indicate that IS programs are rather diverse and have very few courses in common – even when focusing on “IS core” courses.