University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics (SERBIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 5711-5717
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Curriculum development is a complex, iterative process with a great number of sub processes and activities. Managing curriculum redesign requires continuous review and adjustment of its numerous features with regional and national interests, universities’ strategic documents, requirements set by national and international accreditation standards, as well as with different needs of many external and internal stakeholders. Business Informatics curriculum redesign process had been carried out more frequently over the past decade, primarily due to persistent major changes in information technology and expansion of its application in business. Contemporary innovative aspects of this process intensely contribute to the need for curriculum redesign. Among the most important ones that necessitate detailed analysis and purposeful modification of key competencies, as well as the content of core and elective courses of curricula, are digital product, process and business model innovations, along with the interdisciplinary approach to development.

This paper proposes a modified curriculum development process based on ADDIE model, specifically intended to recognize the roles of different stakeholders and utilize their input for curriculum redesign. ADDIE model is a general purpose development model, generic, systematic, step-by-step framework for iterative design, structured into five phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation.

The modified curriculum redesign process presented in this paper is based on different university stakeholders’ needs. It was applied at the Faculty of Economics in Subotica in the development of a business informatics curriculum. Details of core and elective courses influenced by digital innovation and interdisciplinary approach in the study programme realization are presented as well.
Business informatics, curriculum, redesign, digital innovation, interdisciplinary approach.