Volume 5

Volume 5, Number 24

June 12, 2007

8 pages387 K bytes

Incorporating Real World Projects and Emerging Technologies into One MIS Capstone Course

Thomas N. Janicki
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington NC 28403 USA

Dana Fischetti
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403 USA

Alan T. Burns
DePaul University
Chicago, IL 60604 USA

Abstract: Developers of MIS (Management Information Systems) curriculum battle the need for additional courses offerings comprised of technical experience, management theory, IS strategy, communication skills all while living within a finite number of courses that may be required of MIS graduates. Many institutions offer a capstone experience in MIS combining knowledge from their previous courses. This capstone course varies from institution to institution. This paper discusses the experience of one public university’s combination of a project management and emerging technology course into one capstone experience. It details the goals, course structure and results for this constantly evolving course. A key benefit is the implementation and merging of knowledge gained from previous MIS courses into one course where the students interact with real world clients. Students are able to enhance their technical, communication and management skills as a result of this course.

Keywords: MIS Curriculum, Capstone Experience, Project Management

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Recommended Citation: Janicki, Fischetti, and Burns (2007). Incorporating Real World Projects and Emerging Technologies into One MIS Capstone Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 5 (24). http://isedj.org/5/24/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §2712. ISSN: 1542-7382.)