Journal of Information Systems Education


This study was made to determine the most useful information systems knowledge and skills recommended for a business management student graduating with a bachelor's degree. A random group of business program graduates from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management was surveyed to determine what they actually found on the job to be the most useful knowledge and skills that would help them succeed in the workplace. A group of professional information systems managers from similar industries was also surveyed. The information systems managers were queried because it was thought they would be able to provide a validating perspective. There was considerable agreement between the two groups as to the basic knowledge and skills, yet, there seems to be some disagreement concerning the value of programming languages and systems development tools and methodologies. Details of the most and least important topics as rated by the two groups are included.



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