Businesses are increasingly indicating a need for business graduates who have an integrated understanding of its operations, and an ability to address the multiple perspectives required in applying technology in a business setting. It is not always easy for undergraduates, with limited world experience, to gain such a holistic understanding. This paper discusses a ‘scaffolding’ approach to help them make the valuable links between one subject and another by deploying business, information/data and process modelling perspectives and their enabling technologies/tools. It proposes a detailed evaluation of this approach as the students progress from one subject to another.
Leonard, Jennifer and Seethamraju, Ravi, "Towards a holistic undertanding of business and an applied understanding of information systems: the use of a "scaffolding" approach" (2005). ACIS 2005 Proceedings. Paper 103.