IS 2010: Curriculum guidelines for undergraduate degree programs in information systems

Heikki Topi, Joseph S. Valacich, Ryan T. Wright, Kate Kaiser, Jay F. Nunamaker, Janice C. Sipior, Gert Jan de Vreede

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IS 2010 is the latest in a series of model curricula for undergraduate degrees in Information Systems. It builds on the foundation formed by this earlier work, but it is a major revision of the curriculum and incorporates several significant new characteristics. IS 2010 is the third collaborative effort by ACM and AIS. Both organizations have worldwide membership, and, therefore, IS 2010 includes elements that make it more universally adaptable than its predecessors. IS 2010 is not directly linked to a degree structure in any specific environment but it provides guidance regarding the core content of the curriculum that should be present everywhere and suggestions regarding possible electives and career tracks based on those.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-428
Number of pages70
JournalCommunications of the Association for Information Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Computing education
  • Curriculum development process
  • Model curriculum
  • Undergraduate IS curriculum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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