Abstract: This research investigates the knowledge and skills required by potential employers of students graduating from undergraduate Information Systems programs. For this study, job listings were collected and analyzed from several Internet web sites specializing in technology related employment. The job listings, collected over a four month period, were for entry level jobs that specifically required an undergraduate degree in Information Systems or a related program. The results show that potential employers are most interested in “soft skills” such as written and oral communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills as well as general technical skills. The article then compares the knowledge and skills required by potential employers to the suggested curriculum of the 2010 ACM/AIS Information Systems Curriculum Guidelines.
Keywords: Information Systems Knowledge and Skills, Information systems curriculum, IS employment
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Recommended Citation: Burns, T. J., Gao, Y., Sherman, C., Klein, S. (2018). Do the Knowledge and Skills Required By Employers of Recent Graduates of Undergraduate Information Systems Programs Match the Current ACM/AIS Information Systems Curriculum Guidelines?. Information Systems Education Journal, 16(5) pp 56-65. http://isedj.org/2018-16/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2017)