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Preliminary Insights into the Nature of Graduate IS Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract : Extant Information Systems (IS) curriculum research has focused on the nature of undergraduate IS programmes, particularly in the US and UK, eliciting calls for studies on graduate IS programmes and in regions beyond the US and UK. This study, consequently, looks at the nature of graduate IS programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Using a direct survey method, IS courses information were collected from the websites of top universities in SSA based on a 2019 webometric world ranking of universities. The course offerings from these universities are mapped to the competencies specified in the Global competency model for graduate IS programmes (MSIS 2016). The findings generally indicate, among others, non-adherence of graduate IS programmes in SSA to the MSIS 2016. The reasons for the non-adherence to the MSIS 2016 curriculum model is recommended for future research.
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Mark-Oliver Kevor, Richard Boateng, Emmanuel Kolog, Acheampong Owusu, Anthony Afful-Dadzie. Preliminary Insights into the Nature of Graduate IS Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. 19th Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E), Apr 2020, Skukuza, South Africa. pp.545-556, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-44999-5_45⟩. ⟨hal-03222840⟩

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