Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 15

V15 N1 Pages 68-79

January 2017

The Role of IT Industry Certifications in an AACSB-Accredited Institution

David Lee Gomillion
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855, USA

Abstract: Instructors, practitioners, and students have different goals, and as such, different perspectives on industry certifications. University and technical school programs focused solely on certifications struggle to retain relevance and compete against boot camp certification programs; yet programs without certifications may not be serving the needs of their students as well as they could be. This paper explores possible roles for certification in an Information Systems program at an AACSB-Accredited College of Business. Using mixed-methods to analyze survey results from recent graduates, the role of certifications as an assurance of learning is supported.

Keywords: Certification, Education, Assurance of Learning

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Recommended Citation: Gomillion, D. L. (2017). The Role of IT Industry Certifications in an AACSB-Accredited Institution. Information Systems Education Journal, 15(1) pp 68-79. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2016)