*2014 ISECON Proceedings - Panel Presentation*

## What is the Appropriate Mathematics Foundation for a Program in Computer Information Systems?

### David Feinstein

University of South Alabama

Bart Longenecker

University of South Alabama

Harry Reif

James Madison Univerity

Dina Shresthat

University of South Alabama

**Objectives**

Many programs use the Business Calculus course. Is this appropriate or is there a better choice.
As a convenient subset of IS programs we looked at the 51 IS programs currently accredited by ABET. Many of these come from AACSB schools. While many of these programs used the business calculus there were a wide range of choices from algebra to geometry. In addition, our recent survey for the CIS Curriculum Task Force found the following sentiment for mathematics:
The ABET Criteria for Computing Programs (which include CS and IT) mathematics are extremely general: “In addition, the program must include mathematics appropriate to the discipline beyond the pre-calculus level.” Can we be more specific?
These results will be the beginning point of the discussion.

**Targeted Attendees**

Individuals who teach in or design IS or CIS programs

**Recommended Citation: **Feinstein, D., Longenecker, B., Reif, H., Shresthat, D., (2014). What is the Appropriate Mathematics Foundation for a Program in Computer Information Systems?. *The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference*, v.31 n.3156, Baltimore, Maryland