An analysis was performed to determine the interest level Keller Graduate School of Management students in St. Louis had in taking information systems courses. A survey was administered to the current students enrolled in the April 1999 term at the St. Louis Downtown and West Centers. Eighty-two surveys were completed. The null hypothesis stated the population of students interested in information systems courses was 10% or less. The alternative hypothesis stated the population of students interested in information systems classes was greater that 10%. A 95% confidence level was chosen. The results of the survey, indicated that we should reject the null hypothesis and accept the alternative. With a 95% confidence level, we can be certain that more than 10% of the St. Louis student population would be interested in taking an information systems course.
Part of Keller Graduate School of Management’s (KGSM) missions is to provide service to working adults. As the student body changes, so do their needs. In the St. Louis market, few information systems courses have been offered. Students, in the past, have not indicated a desire to take information systems courses. Recently, however, St. Louis has received more requests to run information systems courses.
The purpose of this analysis was to determine the interest level St. Louis KGSM students had in taking information systems courses. The following question, in the form of a survey, was posed to the student body, “ Are you interested in taking information
systems courses?”. Interest was defined as pursing a concentration in information systems (4 courses), a certificate in information systems (7 courses), or a Master of
Information Systems Management (15 courses). The current belief was that the interest level in taking information systems courses was 10% or below. The null hypothesis and the alternative were as follows:
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