MS in Business Analytics & Information Systems

New Student Information

New & Prospective Students: 

  • Questions?   Current students, please contact me during my online Teams hours.  Links posted in our MS BAIS Canvas group.  Prospective students, please contact me at

  • COVID-19 Update: The college shares student, parent and staff concerns about Covid-19.  Program directors are working with college and university administration and International Student Services be prepared for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 starting terms.  Each spring 2021 in-person class will have a corresponding online class, giving students a choice of formats and allowing the department to be responsive to the Covid situation in Tampa.  Please contact me at if you have questions.  

  • Spring 2021 New Student Information is now available.  Please review this document and let me know if you have any questions ( .  Also please review the Graduate College's Admitted Student Checklist.
  • When it's time to register for classes, all new students will have registration holds in place. International students can send a copy of their visa for USF (send to to remove the hold or request online course registration.  Domestic students can send an email noting that they are local and don't need a visa. As a note to international students with i-20s.  Your i-20 will have a major listed as something like "computer systems analysis /analyst"  - this is fine for our MS BAIS program. 

  • GA positions - General Info: Many students have questions about scholarships and graduate assistant positions. U.S. universities have relatively few graduate scholarships available.  Scholarship opportunities will be emailed to all incoming students.   Most graduate students fund their tuition privately or receive a GA /TA position on-campus. The FAQ has more information on those positions.  When applications are open for GA positions, current and incoming students will be notified via email. International students will need to send a copy of their visa before being considered for a position.  Note: there are few positions compared to the number of applications received.  PLEASE, do not contact individual faculty members or department chairs about GA positions; all GA hiring is centralized.

  • GA positions Spring / Fall 2021: Spring positions have been filled.  I'll email all current and incoming students when we are accepting positions for the fall term.  You can also look for jobs on-campus at our Career website at

  • Internship Update! We are currently working with International Student Services to add a new fall internship class.  This will allow students to participate in an internship (CPT)  after one semester on-campus. We'll keep you posted! 

  • There are three technical and three business prerequisites for our program (see  Students may request a prerequisite review by emailing (please include your USF U number in the email).

  • Department Presentations: Dates, Times & Links. 
    Questions?  Please contact Anna Bahvala at