MS in Business Analytics & Information Systems

New Student Information

New & Prospective Students: 

  • Questions?   
    • Current students, please contact me during my online Teams hours.  Links are posted in our MS BAIS Canvas group. 
    • Prospective students, please contact me at or join Prof. Jones and myself on Mondays, noon EST via MS Teams.   Use your USF email address to access.  No meeting on 7/5/21 (USF closed)

  • Fall 2021 New Student Information PDF  -  Please review this document and let me know if you have any questions ( .  It includes inforatmion about the department orientation, registration, Student Health Services holds, and more.  Also please review the Graduate College's Admitted Student Checklist. ** Please note that our department orientation, scheduled for 8/20/21, will be held on-campus but will also be available via Teams for those quarantining or still traveling to Tampa. 

  • 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 Fall 2021 starting terms. Please see the USF Covid FAQ page as well as the International Student Services FAQ page.  

  • From our New Student Information PDF, 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 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.  Refer to our New Student Information PDF for details.

  • 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

  • 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).

  • Want to contact a current student?  The following students welcome questions from prospective and incoming students: