The enrollment declines in information systems (IS) related fields over the past several years has led to research that has examined the causes of it and a variety of possible approaches to reverse this trend. With the recent economic downturn resulting in cuts in education budgets, the need to increase enrollments in IS has become critical for many departments in this field. The objective of this research is to discuss how international partnerships can be utilized as an additional means to improve enrollments, which is an approach that has not been addressed before in the literature. The author illustrates the opportunities possible with international partnerships through a case involving an IS department located in the Southeastern United States and multiple universities in Asia. This research then highlights strategies to establish a successful international partnership followed by some concluding remarks.
Ciganek, Andrew P., "Addressing Enrollment Declines Through International Partnerhips" (2009). SAIS 2009 Proceedings. 6.