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Towards A Career Skills Oriented Undergraduate Information Systems Curriculum

, New York Institute of Technology, United States

IJICTE Volume 8, Number 2, ISSN 1550-1876 Publisher: IGI Global


The Information Systems (IS) curriculum needs to be updated to be current with the advances in information systems (IS), the technologies that drive IS, and also industry’s skill requirement of IS graduates. This paper is for IS academicians and it describes a career skills oriented approach to enhance the IS curriculum based on current information from recent career skills studies, IS2002 model curriculum recommendations, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the current demand for information security professionals, professional certifications in demand, and the availability of the resources of a School of Management. Employers in industry are in serious need of IS professionals with the specialized skills required to strive in the Internet economy. The career skills oriented approach is an effective method to enhance the IS curriculum to educate and train IS undergraduates to meet the IS skills needs of industry.


Khoo, B. (2012). Towards A Career Skills Oriented Undergraduate Information Systems Curriculum. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 8(2), 1-19. IGI Global. Retrieved June 1, 2020 from .