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Recommended Citation: McAleer, B and J S Szakas.  Donít Forget the Manager: Management of IT Professionals by IT Professionals for IT Professionals.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2005, v 22 (Columbus OH): §3332. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 4(95). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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Donít Forget the Manager: Management of IT Professionals by IT Professionals for IT Professionals

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Refereed7 pages
Brenda McAleer    [a1] [a2]
Business Administration
The University of Maine at Augusta    [u1] [u2]
Augusta, Maine, USA    [c1] [c2]

Joseph S. Szakas    [a1] [a2]
Computer Information Systems
The University of Maine at Augusta    [u1] [u2]
Augusta, Maine, USA    [c1] [c2]

Computer Information Systems students who enter their profession immediately after college graduation will most probably have positions dealing almost exclusively with information technology services and support. But, it is likely their career ladder will take them at some point into managerial positions. Are these graduates being prepared to assume the duties of a manager of information technology professionals? The core curriculum for these students should not only include those specific computer and information technology skills needed in a constantly changing field, but also include the development of core management skills which embody capabilities and knowledge expected of future leaders in an organization. In this paper, the authors propose an addition to future IT curricula in terms of the outcomes as described in the IS 2002 Model Curriculum.

Keywords: Information technology curriculum, IT curriculum, computer information systems, CIS, organizational behavior, retention of IT professionals, trends in the IT profession, IS 2002 Model Curriculum

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