Journal of Information Systems Education


A survey was undertaken to develop a comprehensive description of undergraduate programs of information systems (IS) in the United States and Canada. Currently there are two primary curriculum models that describe IS programs: 1) The ACM 1983 Model, and 2) the DPMA 1986 model. This survey was undertaken to form the basis for an update or revision of the existing models. Surveys were mailed to 1002 programs. The data presented is from 161 responses as of August 1989. The survey showed little difference between those who have implemented the ACM and/or DPMA curriculum in terms of program objectives, course content for IS and supporting courses. These data would suggest that a single curriculum model could support all IS curricula. Therefore, the results were used in the formulation of IS ’90.



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