Swedish Undergraduate Information Systems Curricula: A Comparative Study

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The authors do a comprehensive comparison of the Swedish Information Systems undergraduate programs in order to on the one hand get a better understanding of how the Swedish curriculum compares to the Australian and US counter parts and on the other hand also get an understanding of where the IS field has changed over time. This change is debated to get a clearer view of what courses should be core in a post 2020 curriculum. The study points to some significant overlaps where Foundations of Information Systems, Data and Information Management, and Systems Analysis and Design are important for both Swedish, Australian, and US undergraduate IS programs. The study also shows differences in focus in the different countries curriculum, where the Swedish programs have a clear focus towards enterprise architecture and application development in comparison to both the Australian and US counterparts


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer and Information Science


  • Curriculum Design, IS Education, IS Curriculum Classification, Information Systems Curricula, Information System Education
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Information Systems Development
Subtitle of host publicationInformation Systems Beyond 2020 (ISD2019 Proceedings)
EditorsA. Siarheyeva, C. Barry, M. Lang, H. Linger, C. Schneider
PublisherAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Event28th International Conference on Information Systems Development: Information Systems Beyond 2020 - Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN Yncréa Méditerranée), Toulon, France
Duration: 2019 Aug 282019 Aug 30
Conference number: 28


Conference28th International Conference on Information Systems Development
Abbreviated titleISD2019
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