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Education related to the use of computers in organizations

The ACM Curriculum Committee on Computer Education for Management has been carrying out a study on “Curriculum Development in Management Information Systems Education in Colleges and Universities” under a grant from the National Science Foundation. This position paper provides a framework for the study. Preliminary conclusions are presented on the need for education in administrative information systems, and appropriate college curricula and courses are suggested. Also, the role of professional societies and organizations using computers is discussed, and the plans of the Committee are outlined. The initial approach of the Committee has been to describe the education necessary for the effective use of computers in organizations, to classify the positions for which education is required, and to survey educational programs now available.

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