MS in Business Analytics & Information Systems

New Student Information

New & Prospective Students: 

  • All incoming Fall 2021 students will be automatically registered for 3 classes.  International students must send a copy of their visa for USF (send to bwarner@usf.edu) to start the registration process.  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 / TA 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. You can also look for jobs on-campus at our Career website at https://www.usf.edu/career-services.

  • There are three technical and three business prerequisites for our program (see http://www.usf.edu/business/graduate/masters/bais/faq.aspx).  Students may request a prerequisite review by emailing bwarner@usf.edu (please include your USF U number in the email).

  • Department Presentations - all lectures are from 10-11am EST:  
    Questions?  Please contact Anna Bahvala at bahvala@usf.edu
    • April 30,  Team–building through mindful learning, Prof Dejun - Work in modern organizations are largely team-based. However, many work teams do not function as effectively as expected. Why? We will explore key dysfunctions of teams and understand how to overcome them through mindfully-engaged learning.
    • May 14, Principles of Collaboration Prof GJ De Vreede - Collaboration is a fundamental ingredient of organizational life. Yet many organizations struggle to foster productive collaboration processes. People and teams that work together need to overcome many challenges such as goal misalignment, poor processes, poor collaboration technologies, poor leadership, and individual differences. We will discuss how to make sense of these challenges and proactively design successful collaboration efforts.