Communications of the Association for Information Systems


The integration of Enterprise Systems into the curriculum of Business, Engineering, and Information Technology Faculties and Schools is a major challenge for many universities. Many interesting attributes are associated with this challenge: students generally have a strong interest to learn the subject and are often biased towards product-focused materials and skills; Enterprise Systems are comprehensive and particularly complex; and practical knowledge about Enterprise Systems is often lagging. This paper provides some structure to the Enterprise Systems education issue and will help academics distinguish among different approaches for the integration of these software packages into their curriculum. Various examples will assist beginners as well as experienced academics in evaluating their efforts. The ideas in this paper were presented in a special pre-conference workshop at the 2001 annual meeting of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in Boston.