Computer Education for Management Students


  • C. Lawrence Merkley


The School of Management at The University of Lethbridge has successfully implemented an innovative program to provide computing literacy to undergraduate management students. During the past year, the School has replaced a programming language course, typical of those traditionally required of undergraduates, with a course which integrates instruction in relevant concepts, terminology and issues in management computing with an extensive experiential component in a microcomputer lab. In the lab a selection of applications packages and a programming language reinforce concepts taught in the class, and provide specific tools for use elsewhere in the student’s program. This paper describes the development of this course, preliminary reactions, and plans for the coming year.