Online Global Master of Science - Business Analytics & Information Systems

Tuition/Financial Aid


The Online Global MS is $525/credit hour for core, elective, and capstone courses.

  Global Online MS BAIS - Hybrid 100% Online Requiring Live (Sychronous) Class Participation on Weekends Traditional On-Campus MS BAIS - Classroom-Based MS in Business Analytics and Information Systems
Tuition cost per credit hour $525 x 33 credits FL Resident - $468.43 x 33 credits
Non-Resident - $914.17 x 33 credits
Total program  tuition cost* $17,325 FL Resident - $15,458.19
Non-Resident - $30,167.61
Registration and Availability of High Demand Classes Students are registered by college staff and are guaranteed to have a seat in the required courses when they are offered Students register themselves based upon a priority-setting process defined by the college
Enrollment Cap 45 300
Class Size 30 - 45 50
Target Demographic/Peer Group Working professionals seeking to keep their current jobs while completing a graduate program on  part-time basis. Peer students are working professionals, mostly mid-career, from various regions in USA and outside USA. Average years of experience is 5 years. Working professionals or fresh graduates seeking full-time enrollment in an on-campus immersive program for 18-24 months. Peer students are junior professionals with 1-2 years of work experience or fresh graduates. 
Class Structure
Nine required 5-week online courses (each course is offered once a year) with six required synchronous class sessions held over three weekends for each of the nine required courses - two online electives OR one online elective and a 3-credit project comprise the remainng six credits. Students take only 1 course at a time. This gives students time to focus on only one course along with their busy work schedule. The deadline for assignments and examinations can be flexible to adjust to students' work schedule
Primarily on-campus live instruction with some options for online courses. However, online classes for all required and elective courses are not offered. Students take 3-4 courses simulateneously in a semester format with strict deadlines for assignments and examinations. 
Faculty Interactions
Due to the smaller cohort size students receive more personal attention by faculty members and dedicated staff members.
Due to large cohort size, it is difficult to offer personal attention to each student by faculty members and staffs. Students are on their own in managing their schedule.
Content of courses
The courses are offered with more business focus and objective is to give students a broad understanding so that they can go into managerial positions of data analytics projects. 
The courses are offered with more programming focus. Extensive programming is a must in the courses. The objective is to prepare students for individual contributor role in data analytics projects.
Target Job after Graduation
Data analytics manager, Project Manager (Data Analytics), Business Analytics Manager, Business Analyst Manager
Data Engineer, Software Engineering, Machine Learning Engineer

*Total program cost estimates do not include application fees, late fees, registration fees, educational resources (e.g., textbooks, etc.) or the one-time new graduate student fee.

Please note: With the exception of the Department of Children and Family (DCF) waivers, all other waivers (including State of Florida and USF employee) are not accepted for Self-Funded/Self-Supporting or Market Rate Tuition program courses.

To learn more about the classroom-based program tuition fees per credit hour, please visit: USF Tuition and Fee Information

For additional information, visit: USF Tuition Waiver
Note: Some fees may vary per campus location.

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Financial Aid

Many Online Global MS students benefit from corporate tuition assistance policies granted by their employers. Future students are strongly encouraged to identify what programs are available through their employer.

USF financial aid is available in the form of partial scholarships or loans. A step-by-step guide for financial aid for graduate students and other information about financial aid can be found on USF's University Scholarships & Financial Aid Services website

Post 9-11 GI Bill for Veterans

USF Ranked #2 in the Nation for Best Colleges for Veterans

The Post 9-11 GI Bill covers a large amount of the tuition and program fees for the Online Global MS Program. The USF Office of Veterans Success serves veterans, active duty servicepersons and members of the Selected Reserve, as well as the dependents of veterans eligible for benefits. They offer guidance regarding educational benefits eligibility and assistance with forms and forwarding of documentation to the VA.