IS enrollment continues to present a threat to IS programs and pose a serious problem to companies in desperate need for IS professionals. The research attributed low enrollment and shortage of IS talent to misperceptions of the nature of IS programs, IS careers, and job prospects. Recent research [Bailey, 2012] suggests that enrollment is still low despite the improved perceptions of the IS job market. This begs the question of whether the misperceptions of IS careers and IS programs still exist and whether that is the main factor in why students do not pursue the IS field. This paper provides a longitudinal view of the misperceptions of IS, how they have changed, and ways in which to combat this problem meaningfully.
Annabi, Hala and McGann, Sean T., "MIS-Understood: A Longitudinal Analysis of MIS Major Misconceptions" (2015). Proceedings of the 2015 AIS SIGED: IAIM International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 3.