Online Global Master of Science - Business Analytics & Information Systems

Generic Schedule

2022-2023 Cohort Schedule

A typical 52-week schedule of live class meeting dates is below. These are only the live class sessions. There will be independent work between sessions with materials posted online.

Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

For course descriptions, view the program listing in the USF Catalog.

SEMESTER 1

Course Title Date Time (EST)
Orientation/Python Bootcamp Week 0 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Advanced Systems Analysis and Design

Software: ICASE Tool – ArgoUML

Week 1 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4 No Live Class /
Project Work
Week 5
Break Week 6

Advanced Database Management

Software: Oracle DBMS, SQL Developer (from Oracle), Microsoft Visio, and Gliffy

Week 7 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 8 
Week 9
Week 10 No Live Class /
Project Work  
Week 11
Break Week 12 

Data Mining

Software: RapidMiner, Weka, SAS Enterprise Miner and Python

Week 13 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16 No class/project work
Week 17

SEMESTER 2

Course Title Date Time

Analytical Methods for Business    

Software: R, R Studio, Excel

Week 18 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 19
Week 20
Week 21 No class/project work
Week 22
Break Week 23
Break Week 24

Data Science Programming

Software: Python and related tools in the Anaconda distribution

Week 25 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 26
Week 27
Week 28 No class/project work
Week 29 

Big Data for Business Applications

Software: NoSQL Database (Cassandra and MongoDB). Hadoop HDFS, Hive/Impala, Map-Reduce, Databricks Spark

Week 30 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 31
Week 32
Week 33 No class/project work
Week 34
Break Week 35  
Break Week 36  

SeMESTER 3

Course Title Date Time

Statistical Data Mining

Software: R

Week 38 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 39
Week 40
Week 41 No class/project work
Week 42

Distributed Information Systems

Software: Visual Studio, Github, Azure, Wireshark

Week 43 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 44
Week 45
Week 46 No class/project work
Week 47

Enterprise Information Systems Management

Software: Microsoft Powerpoint/Prezi slide deck

Week 48 Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Week 49
Week 50
Week 51 No class/project work
Week 52