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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

An exploratory survey of 111 colleges and universities that offer an MIS specialization in the MBA program was conducted. Survey data was compared to data obtained on nonrespondents to test for sample bias. No significant differences were found between respondent and nonrespondent schools. The data was then combined and reported. Most MBA-MIS specialization programs require little prior computer experience. Most of the entering students have professional experience and about one-quarter have IS related experience. A majority of programs emphasize IS analyst skills. Systems analysis and design and database management systems were the most prevalent of course offerings. Employer and student demand for these programs appear to be increasing.

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