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Aligning IS programs with industry: linking business analysis curricula design with the professional body

Tan, Y. L., Nakata, K. and Debra, P. (2016) Aligning IS programs with industry: linking business analysis curricula design with the professional body. In: 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 11-14, 2016, San Diego, USA.

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Abstract/Summary

Aligning information systems (IS) solutions with business goals and needs are crucial for IS activities. IS professionals who are able to work closely with both the business and technical staff are key enablers of business and IT alignment. IS programs in higher education (HE) institutions have a long tradition of enabling graduates to develop the appropriate skills needed for their future careers. Yet, organizations are still having difficulty finding graduates who possess both the knowledge and skills that are best suited to their specific requirements. Prior studies suggest that IS curricula are often ill-matched with industry/business needs. This study reports on the business analysis curricula (re) design which was undertaken to align it with a key professional body for the IS industry. This study presents the approaches taken in the (re) design of the module, and provides a discussion of the wider implications for IS curricula design. The results show a positive outcome for the HE and professional body partnership.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Henley Business School > Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
ID Code:65654

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