Abstract—In today’s world of fast paced technology growth
and the ability in incorporating information technology (I.T.)
into business, students who desire careers in Information
Systems Management (ISM) are declining. The decline is due to
a number of causes, including outsourcing of jobs and recent
lackluster economic activity. Information Systems Management
is a major where students study how to analyze, design or
prescribe and manage systems which integrate data a company
creates into value-addedand usable information for use at the
management level. Information Systems professionals’ foci
include but not limited to, managing databases for a company
and ascertaining that data captured and maintained within the
databases and systems provides integrity and value. Careers in
Information Systems Management has high job security in
today’s marketplace and a higher than average salary. But,
there is a stigma associated with those career options and it is
preventing current generation of students from considering the
major. There has been such a severe shortage of trained
professionals within the field of Information Systems
Management that companies have to continue to outsource
because there are relatively few or no qualified individuals
available domestically for hire. The main reasons for the decline
are students’ misperception of Information Systems
Management as a field of study and that young college entrants
are not educated aboutits career possibilities and future
prospects in the field.
Index Terms—Career, information systems, major.
Zachary Wong is with Sonoma State University, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Zachary Wong, "Student Attitudes toward Information Systems Management as Major and Career Options," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 409-413, 2015.