Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 5

Volume 5 Number 3, Pages 17-22

Fall 1993

A Proposed MIS Curriculum Modeled on Anthony's Pyramid

Gary A. Williams
Lynn R. Heinrichs

Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA

Abstract: This paper describes a management information systems (MIS) curriculum modelled on Anthony's Pyramid. In contrast to past and present models that tend to organize course content around technologies and methodologies, the proposed model structures course content by type of problem: operations, management, and strategic. After completing two courses covering organizational and technological foundations, the authors propose a two-course sequence at each pyramid level. The first course in sequence emphasizes concepts while the second course emphasizes application of concepts through integrated projects. After presentation of proposed course structures and sequences, curriculum issues are considered.

Keywords: Curriculum, Management information systems, Curriculum model

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Recommended Citation: Williams, G. A. & Heinrichs, L. R. (1993). A Proposed MIS Curriculum Modeled on Anthony's Pyramid. Journal of Information Systems Education, 5(3), 17-22.