MS in Business Analytics & Information Systems

Analytics & Business Intelligence Concentration

In addition to the Technical Core and Capstone courses, students must complete the following:

Required courses – 12 credits

Students will have to complete four out of the following seven courses:

Course Credits Title
ISM 6136 3 Data Mining*
ISM 6218 3 Advanced Database Management
ISM 6208 3 Data Warehousing
ISM 6137 3 Statistical Data Mining*
QMB 7566 3 Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods
ISM 6930 3 Statistical programming for Business Analytics*
ISM 6930 3 Big Data and Ecommerce

In addition, graduate students who take the required four courses for this concentration and earn an average GPA of 3.00 or higher in these courses, will receive a "Joint SAS/USF Certificate in Analytics and Business Intelligence," when they use a SAS analytics package as part of some of these courses.

Specifically, graduate students will need to use, among other tools, SAS Enterprise Miner or an equivalent SAS analytics package in the Data Mining, Statistical Data Mining and Statistical programming for Business Analytics courses. If students take at least one of the courses marked with a * as part of the analytics and business intelligence concentration, they will receive a "Joint SAS/USF Certificate in Analytics and Business Intelligence"

To complete the Analytics and Business Intelligence concentration, students will need to meet the 33 credit hour requirement for the MS in BAIS degree program by taking graduate level electives for the program. Other electives from across the campus may also be taken to meet the 33 credit hour requirement with prior approval of the academic advisor of the program.