As part of an effort to keep an MIS curriculum in line with market demand, a sample of job postings from Monster.com was taken over a one year period. A list of most frequently requested skills and knowledge was created for jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree in information systems (IS) or management information systems (MIS). The results support the importance of verbal and written communications. The skills lists were further broken down into four traditional career paths: database, networking, systems analysis, and programming. A cluster analysis of the data revealed three basic skill groups: analysis, programming, and networking.
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