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What Every Business Student Needs to Know About Information Systems
Communications of the Association for Information Systems
  • Blake Ives, University of Houston
  • Joseph S. Valacich, Washington State University
  • Richard T. Watson, Terry College of Business University of Georgia
  • Robert W. Zmud, University of Oklahoma
  • MARYAM ALAVI, Goizueta Business School
  • RICHARD BASKERVILLE, Georgia State University
  • JACK J BAROUDI, University of Delaware
  • CYNTHIA BEATH, University of Texas at Austin
  • THOMAS CLARK, Louisiana State University
  • ERIC K. CLEMONS, The Wharton School of the University of
  • GORDON DAVIS, Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota
  • FRED DAVIS, Walton College of Business University of Arkansas
  • ALAN R. DENNIS, Indiana University
  • OMAR A. EL SAWY, Marshall School of Business University of Southern California, University of Southern California
  • JANE FEDOROWICZ, Bentley College
  • ROBERT D. GALLIERS, Bentley College
  • JOEY GEORGE, Florida State University
  • Paul Gray, Claremont Graduate University
  • RUDY HIRSCHHEIM, University of Houston
  • SIRKKA JARVENPAA, University of Texas at Austin
  • LEN JESSUP, Washington State University
  • Chris F. Kemerer, University of Pittsburgh
  • JOHN L. KING, University of Michigan
  • BENN KONSYNSKI, Emory University
  • KEN KRAEMER, UC Irvine
  • Jerry N. Luftman, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • SALVATORE T. MARCH, Vanderbilt University
  • M. L. MARKUS, Bentley College
  • RICHARD O. MASON, Southern Methodist University
  • F. W. MCFARLAN, Harvard Business School
  • EPHRAIM R. MCLEAN, Georgia State Unversity
  • LORNE OLFMAN, Claremont Graduate University
  • MARGRETHE H. OLSON, Bentley College
  • JOHN ROCKART, Sloan School of Management
  • V. SAMBAMURTHY, Michigan State University
  • PETER TODD, University of Virginia
  • Michael Vitale, Australian Graduate School of Management
  • RON WEBER, University of Queensland
  • ANDREW B. WHINSTON, University of Texas at Austin
Publication Date

Whether Information Systems should or should not be part of the core business school curriculum is a recurring discussion in many universities. In this article, a task force of 40 prominent information systems scholars address the issue. They conclude that information systems is absolutely an essential body of knowledge for business school students to acquire as well as a key element of the business school's long-run strategic positioning within the university. Originally prepared in response to draft accreditation guidelines prepared by AACSB International, the article includes a compilation of the concepts that the authors believe to be the core information systems knowledge that all business school students should be familiar with.

Citation Information
Blake Ives, Joseph S. Valacich, Richard T. Watson, Robert W. Zmud, et al.. "What Every Business Student Needs to Know About Information Systems" (2002)
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