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A Reference Framework for Enterprise Computing Curriculum

An increasing number of universities are offering one form or another of Enterprise Computing (EC) program, while simultaneously a number of enterprises in the private and public sectors have articulated needs for graduates with knowledge in enterprise applications, analytical skills and competencies. The programs often are structured by the knowledge of their faculty and in collaboration with Enterprise Application Solutions Vendors (EASV) providing solutions in this space. Based on their perception of the educational needs of their primary stakeholders (students, parents, employers, society), both within industry and government. This perception of audience needs is often based on interviews, exchange forums, surveys, and informal assessments. As of now, there is no EC reference curriculum identified by academia or industry. Industry and academia often differ in the definition of the scope of EC curriculum. Consequently, the need for a reference framework for enterprise computing curriculum has often been articulated in a variety of meetings within the enterprise community. The aim of this paper is to propose an EC reference curriculum at the undergraduate level based on the expertise of the authors, a study of the EC program at several local, regional, and international universities, the industry needs of EC competencies and the best practices available in academia and industry.


Munir Majdalawieh    
Zayed University
United Arab Emirates

Adam Marks    
Zayed Unversity
United Arab Emirates


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