A Comparison of Information Systems Programmes Taught to Undergraduates at Saudi Arabian Colleges
Abdisalam Issa-Salwe

Abdisalam Issa-Salwe, Department of Information Systems, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Manuscript received on 15 December 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 December 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2015 | PP: 100-103 | Volume-5 Issue-2, December 2015 | Retrieval Number: B4370125215/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents a comparison of information systems (IS) programmes taught to undergraduates at 20 Saudi Arabian colleges. The colleges were divided into two groups: one group of 10 colleges and programmes focused on management information systems (MIS) and another group of 10 colleges and programmes on computerized information systems (CIS). Despite a shared core focus on IS, the two programme types differ in terms of where they are taught (at either business or science colleges) and the types of courses they offer. Regardless of type, all programmes tend to be internationally accredited. Programmes of the first type seek accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), whereas programmes of the second type seek accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Keywords: Information Systems (IS), Curriculum Comparison, ABET, AACSB, Accreditation, IS Environment, IS Specialisation.

Scope of the Article: Information-Centric Networking