This paper examines the directives for ethics content in the Information Systems curriculum as recommended by AACSB, the IS 2002 Model Curriculum, and ABET standards. In summary, ethics is expected to be included in the IS curriculum by all three constituencies. The AACSB accreditation standards discuss the importance of ethics in the business curriculum, but it does not provide any specifics as to which class or which business discipline it should be taught. ABET accreditation standards are such that ethics must be taught somewhere in the Information Systems curriculum as a recognizable area of study, but it does not specify it to be addressed in a particular IS core class or indicate how much content must be presented. And finally, the IS 2002 Model Curriculum explicitly recommends that it be included in the scope of topics for three of the ten recommended courses.
Rogers, Camille, "Ethics in the IS Curriculum: A Summary of Directives from AACSB, IS2002, and ABET " (2006). SAIS 2006 Proceedings. 16.