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Teaching Business Students about the Management of IT: Matching Theory to Practice

Teaching Business Students about the Management of IT: Matching Theory to Practice
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Author(s): Stephen Burgess (Victoria University, Australia) and Gina Reyes (Victoria University, Australia)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch171
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

This paper examines the teaching of concepts related to the management of an information technology department, by examining the development of a subject designed to teach concepts related to the management of information technology in the Masters of Business (Information Systems) program offered by Victoria University in Australia. The lecturers adopt a ‘constructivist’ approach to delivering the subject, encouraging students to relate the subject material to their own view of the world. Two assessment tasks in particular are examined to highlight how the subject has been refined over a two-year period.

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