MIS Students Perception of Most Wanted MIS Job Market Skills

Samer M. Barakat, Khalil Yaghi, Zaina Hamdan


The rapid advancements in information technology and the global economic crisis have affected the MIS job market. Recruiters are no longer looking for Grade Point Average as a hiring criterion. New skill sets has been adapted by human resource departments with respect to hiring new MIS graduates. Keeping up to date with these new changing and rapidly growing skills is a continuous and challenging process for MIS curriculum developers at academic institutions. There is a growing need for a study to investigate the skills gap between MIS recruiters in Jordan and MIS graduates from Jordanian universities. This study is going to highlight the most important skills needed for entry level positions as perceived by MIS students at Applied Science University.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/cis.v4n3p33

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