Volume 6

Volume 6, Number 27

March 4, 2008

13 pages578 K bytes

Extending the Value of MIS Programs

Deborah F. Beard
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 USA

Dana Schwieger
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 USA

Ken Surendran
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799 USA

Abstract: In recent years, the educational fields of computer science and related computer disciplines have experienced a downturn in student interest. Although the demand for computer technologists is expected to increase, the number of students entering this field of study has steadily declined. Affected departments are resorting to innovative approaches to cope with the situation. Since the value of computing and communications technologies lies in their application, it is natural to consider the possible support Management Information Systems (MIS) programs could provide to other disciplines and professionals. In this paper, the authors explore the extended value of MIS to Accounting majors in their preparation for acquiring professional certification. They specifically examine the technology content of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification examination and determine the degree to which the MIS curricula (2002 Model and its implementation in their university) meet the content specifications of the examination. Through this illustration, they put forward an approach for extending the value of MIS programs.

Keywords: MIS program, Certified Internal Auditor Examination, IS2002 Model Curricula

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Recommended Citation: Beard, Schwieger, and Surendran (2008). Extending the Value of MIS Programs. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (27). http://isedj.org/6/27/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §3525. ISSN: 1542-7382.)