About 1,300 IS educational programs in universities produce IS professionals
IS bachelor and masters degress are usually offered in Business Schools, as well as in a few standalone Information Schools or integrated with Computer Science.
IS programs are classified as STEM and typically called:
- Management Information Systems (MIS)
- Information Systems (IS)
- Computer Information Systems (CIS)
The recruitment, mindset, education, demographics, career paths, skills, and jobs of IS professionals are different and yet remain poorly understood and rarely promoted. Despite its large and growing size, the IS labor market is largely ‘hidden’ because it is mixed with computer scientists and computer engineers.