The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2008: §3153
|Sat, Nov 8, 8:30 - 8:55, Kachina B Paper (refereed)
|Recommended Citation: Kizior, R J and G J Hidding. A Shift in Strategy to Increase IS Majors. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2008, v 25 (Phoenix): §3153. ISSN: 1542-7382.
A Shift in Strategy to Increase IS Majors
The paper will describe the strategy that the faculty at Loyola University Chicago School of Business adopted in light of declining enrollment in the IS area. In the face of Y2K overhang, the dot com bubble, and the popular press extolling the ramifications of offshoring technology to India, the faculty felt that a new strategy and focus had to be taken in order to stimulate interest in the area of information systems management. A long term strategy will be explained in terms of curriculum change and a change in emphasis to “Business Analysts”. We realize that this approach may not be the best for all schools. But, if you have not been successful in revitalizing your IS major, we hope that this paper will demonstrate that there is another approach that could be viable.
Keywords: IS Curriculum, Business Analyst, Systems Analyst
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