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Generic attributes of IS graduates : an Australian academic view

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Robert SnokeRobert Snoke
This paper reports on a follow-up study that validates a group of generic attributes of graduates of Australian undergraduate degree programs with majors in Information Systems (IS). A three round Delphi questionnaire was used. Major findings include the high ratings of generic interpersonal attributes involving teamwork, problem definition, analysis of various solution, oral and written communication, listening are rated as essential team participation and the commitment to further learning and intellectual development. Oral and written communications are significantly rated as more important than a comprehensive knowledge of IS. There has been a shift in the top ranking attributes with information retrieval and defining problems in a systematic way being ranked above the previous studies top ranking attributes of teamwork and the commitment to further learning and intellectual development. This study has a very strong overall correlation with previous Australian and Queensland studies.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems.

Start Page

338

End Page

344

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

01/01/2007

ISBN-13

9780909756963

Location

Toowoomba, Qld.

Publisher

Unviersity of Southern Queensland

Place of Publication

Toowoomba

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australasian Conference on Information Systems