The ACM/AIS MSIS 2016 Global Competency Model has now been approved by both the ACM Education Board and Council and AIS Council. The approved version of the document is available as a CAIS article here .
The purpose of this site is to provide general information about the MSIS 2016 revision process and to solicit feedback from Information Systems and general computing communities regarding the deliverables of the joint ACM/AIS MSIS 2016 task force and the project in general.
The purpose of this revision process is to carefully review the MSIS 2006 curriculum recommendation and revise it so that it can provide up-to-date guidance to schools, departments, and individual faculty members designing master’s level curricula and courses in Information Systems.
The MSIS 2016 revision process was formally launched in December 2014 / January 2015 after a preliminary review task force had recommended this action to ACM and AIS in August 2013, both organizations had decided to include it in their budgets for the 2014-2017 fiscal years, and the task force had been named in 2014 through an open call to the IS community. The task force released its first public deliverable in June 2015, the second one in March 2016, and a comprehensive MSIS 2016 draft in July 2016. After the final round of revisions, the model was approved by ACM Education Board and Council in November 2016 and by AIS Council in December 2016.