Title

Preparing Industry-ready Analysts In the Classroom: A Module Injection Approach

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract

The changes in the IT industry have diversified the role of an analyst. Analysts play an influential role in Information System Development (ISD) projects. Previous research indicates that the skill requirements of an analyst are both behavioral and knowledge based. Even though behavioral skills are critical, IS curriculum has typically focused on technological and domain knowledge skills. This research suggests an important focus of IS education should be at providing students with means to hone behavioral skills critical for systems analysts. The paper proposes that such interventions could be achieved in the form of behavioral module injection and demonstrates how such a module may be designed using existing theoretical perspectives from pedagogical research.