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Designing Undergraduate Curriculum for Management Information Systems (MIS) Education: A Comparison of the MIS Programs of Turkish Universities with those of Global Universities

Author:Eyüp AKÇETİN, Ufuk ÇELİK, Abdulkadir YALDIR, Ali KELEŞ

DOI: 10.18009/jcer.90803

 

May 13th, 2017 by Author

Abstract

Competition in the global environment takes place among multinational corporations, which is directly linked to human resources and the quality of training and education they have. The competitive advantage of the businesses is associated with the excellence of human resources, which is measured by the education quality of the employees. Information systems have become an essential requirement for the businesses of today’s digital age. Therefore, with this study, curricula of 90 universities’ Management Information Systems (MIS) Undergraduate Programs, 57 of which are foreign and 33 are Turkish, were compared. The study methods include data mining approaches namely random clustering and making a text mining analysis. As the number and importance of the MIS programs are rapidly increasing, it is aimed with these approaches to contribute developing a world-class curriculum model to improve the quality of education of them. On that ground, the main purpose of this study is creating a framework that defines a world-class MIS curriculum model by presenting the current situation in Turkey.

Keywords: Management Information Systems Education, Education Curriculum, Comparison of Turkish and Global Universities, Clustering Analysis, Data Mining

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