This paper describes the implementation of a capstone project management course that is a requirement for graduating seniors in an undergraduate Computer Information Systems (CIS) program at a regional university. The description provides a model which includes the culmination of students’ academic training in Information Systems, IS, curriculum which is part of a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in an accredited college of business. The requirements include an application of technical and business skills, as well as systems development and project management skills—all working on an actual information technology project for an external sponsoring organization. Rationale for implementing this type of course includes the benefits it provides to the students, the project sponsors who participate in the projects, and the IS department providing the training. Feedback from the course is used as integral part of the curriculum assessment process used for accreditation purposes.
McCoy, Randall and Wymer, Scott, "An Information Systems Project Management Course Using a Client-Based Model" (2004). SAIS 2004 Proceedings. 9.