This research in progress describes an exploratory study that investigates the Systems Analysis and Design (SA&D) skills, knowledge, and practices that are considered most important by industry practitioners and compares with the course content, skills, and coverage in a typical undergraduate SA&D course. We present preliminary results and analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with industry practitioners and outline the next steps. We believe that the final findings of this study should lead to a better understanding of the gap between what is currently taught in a typical SA&D course and what is considered as important by practitioners. It should assist educators in structuring their SA&D course to be more aligned with the contemporary needs of the industry.
Senapathi, Mali, "Understanding the Curriculum Gap in Systems Analysis and Design: An Exploratory Study" (2016). ACIS 2016 Proceedings. 55.