Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 19

Volume 19 Number 4, Pages 403-410

Winter 2008

Identifying Employer Needs from Accounting Information Systems Programs

Thomas W. Dillon
S. E. Kruck

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA

Abstract: As the need for new hires with accounting and information technology knowledge increases, a new major in accounting information systems (AIS) has emerged. This new AIS degree is a hybrid of accounting concepts and common business subjects combined with key information technology issues. Employers were presented with 56 core content areas found in the curriculum for the AIS major and asked to rate the importance of each. We present the results of the survey along with company demographics. Conclusions are then drawn to determine if the employers are hiring new employees with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to fill these employment trends.

Keywords: AIS major, Accounting information systems major, Employer needs

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Recommended Citation: Dillon, T. W. & Kruck, S. E. (2008). Identifying Employer Needs from Accounting Information Systems Programs. Journal of Information Systems Education, 19(4), 403-410.