Title

Teaching enterprise information systems in the United Arab Emirates

Source of Publication

Information Systems Applications in the Arab Education Sector

Abstract

Although the notion of an enterprise information system (EIS) has been around now for several decades, there appears still to be a general lack of understanding within various sections of higher education over the true nature of these systems and subsequently how they should be presented to students. Although the topic itself is currently a hot one, with potential employers around the globe eagerly seeking new graduates versed in various aspects of EIS, this apparent lack of understanding has the potential to translate into courses or curricula that may not provide the most appropriate graduate skill sets. This chapter discusses how one university in the United Arab Emirates is addressing this issue by providing a curriculum and courses that set out to develop local graduates that will be highly valued by organisations seeking to extract full value from their own EIS's. © 2013, IGI Global.

Document Type

Article

ISBN

9781466619845

Publisher

IGI Global

First Page

322

Last Page

337

Publication Date

12-1-2012

DOI

10.4018/978-1-4666-1984-5.ch022

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Tony Jewels, American University in the Emirates

Scopus ID

84900570922

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