For the past several years, information systems faculties have worked diligently to develop effective curriculums for students majoring in the field. Today, an increasingly important, and perhaps more important role for the information systems faculty is that of educating non-majors -- students who wish to be, ar currently are, general managers. Increasingly, general managers are determining the extent or use of the computer and the effectiveness of the information systems function in their organizations. Systems design and programming is more and more being performed within end-user departments and by end-users themselves. Therefore, in the 80's an increased degree of understanding of the information function by general management is vital. However, "general management" students vary widely. In addition, the amount of material which might be taught is overwhelming. Finally, the amount of time available in general management curriculums for information systems material is limited. Three current approaches to these constraints, and some general conclusions concerning teaching information systems to general managers are presented.
Hoffer, Jeffrey; Merten, Alan G.; and Rockart, John F., "TEACHING THE CURRENTOR FUTURE GENERAL MANAGERS: A CRITICAL FUNCTION FOR THE MIS FACULTY" (1980). ICIS 1980 Proceedings. 6.