Determining what skills employers of new IS graduates desire is important in guiding IS educators in designing curriculum and in advising students. This study reports the results of a pilot study which attempts to gain insight into the previously mentioned question. The findings indicate that basic technical skills, such as systems analysis and design, and database concepts, and non-technical skills, such as teamwork and communications skills, are more important than specific technical skills.
Van Slyke, Craig; Kittner, Marcy; and Cheney, Paul
"Skill Requirements for Entry-Level IS Graduates: A Report from Industry,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 9
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol9/iss3/2