This article provides a brief report on progress and continuing challenges facing the recently merged accountancy and computer information systems programs at Arizona State University. It provides a case study of programmatic evolution and curricular redesign in information systems. Distinctions between computer information systems programs and programs in other functional areas of business are becoming blurred. Students are increasingly choosing to enter dual degree programs which combine computer information systems educational preparation with preparation in more traditional functional areas of business. Additionally, increasing numbers of recruiters are hiring students from both traditional functional areas and computer information systems programs. This report describes a curricular strategy involving the merged programs which integrates interleaved program delivery, heterogeneous cohorts, and an intertwined prerequisite structure.
Goul, M.; Philippakis, A.; Reneau, H.; and Smith-David, J., "Merging Accountancy and Computer Information Systems Programs at Arizona State University:A Snapshot of Current Progress and Continuing Challenges" (1997). AMCIS 1997 Proceedings. 193.