Whether Information Systems should or should not be part of the core business school curriculum is a recurring discussion in many universities. In this article, a task force of 40 prominent information systems scholars address the issue. They conclude that information systems is absolutely an essential body of knowledge for business school students to acquire as well as a key element of the business school's long-run strategic positioning within the university. Originally prepared in response to draft accreditation guidelines prepared by AACSB International, the article includes a compilation of the concepts that the authors believe to be the core information systems knowledge that all business school students should be familiar with.
Ives, Blake; Valacich, Joseph S.; Watson, Richard T.; Zmud, Robert W.; ALAVI, MARYAM; BASKERVILLE, RICHARD; BAROUDI, JACK J.; BEATH, CYNTHIA; CLARK, THOMAS; CLEMONS, ERIC K.; DAVIS, GORDON; DAVIS, FRED; DENNIS, ALAN R.; SAWY, OMAR A. EL Marshall School of Business University of Southern California; FEDOROWICZ, JANE; GALLIERS, ROBERT D.; GEORGE, JOEY; Gray, Paul; HIRSCHHEIM, RUDY; JARVENPAA, SIRKKA; JESSUP, LEN; Kemerer, Chris F.; KING, JOHN L.; KONSYNSKI, BENN; KRAEMER, KEN; Luftman, Jerry N.; MARCH, SALVATORE T.; MARKUS, M. L.; MASON, RICHARD O.; MCFARLAN, F. W.; MCLEAN, EPHRAIM R.; OLFMAN, LORNE; OLSON, MARGRETHE H.; ROCKART, JOHN; SAMBAMURTHY, V.; TODD, PETER; Vitale, Michael; WEBER, RON; and WHINSTON, ANDREW B.
"What Every Business Student Needs to Know About Information Systems,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 9, Article 30.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol9/iss1/30