Volume 6

Volume 6, Number 40

March 21, 2008

14 pages679 K bytes

The IS Model Curriculum and Offshoring: A Call for Revision

Bruce A. White
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT 06518 USA

William J. Tastle
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850-7170 USA

Abstract: Offshore outsourcing (or just “offshoring”) has been a growing phenomenon in recent years. Rarely will an IT professional pick up a trade publication or journal without some article relating to outsourcing or offshoring. This in turn raises the question for IS educators – what should we be doing to better prepare our graduates for a future where offshoring is a reality? This paper looks at the following topics as they relate to IS curriculum matters for outsourcing: Outsourcing (offshoring) and success factors; the skills needed to effective manage outsourcing; a look at outsourcing and the IS2002 model curriculum; suggested changes to IS2002 to incorporate outsourcing / offshoring education, and what skills from IS2002 are vital to being prepared for the future.

Keywords: outsourcing, offshoring, IS2002, success factors, IS curriculum issues

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Recommended Citation: White and Tastle (2008). The IS Model Curriculum and Offshoring: A Call for Revision. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (40). http://isedj.org/6/40/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §2513. ISSN: 1542-7382.)