Changes in information technology (IT) necessitate a renewed reflection on graduate programs in Information Systems (IS). As the IT workforce is becoming increasingly global and diverse, graduate education must respond. To maintain relevance within this changing environment and to meet new market demands, master’s programs in information systems, geared especially towards working professionals, are becoming more evident. New integrated formats for learning, with a focus on IT leadership and management, have been emerging in the past ten years. However, the IS/IT education research and literature seem to not have caught on to this new trend yet.
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