To us, the business world is our classroom and USF's undergraduate curriculum provides rich opportunities to bridge theory and practice, just as our metropolitan location provides opportunities for student internships, part-time jobs, and cooperative education experiences relevant to students' career goals.
USF's high‐quality graduate programs link theory and practice to prepare students to take leading positions in business and society. There are 16 graduate programs offered through the USF Muma College of Business.
While admissions for graduate programs are led by USF's Graduate School, the Muma College of Business Office of Graduate Studies offers curriculum advising as it relates to MBA program requirements, course sequencing, and course transfers. All services for the Executive MBA program are coordinated through this office as well.
The Business Analytics and Information Systems major in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida prepares students to enter the rapidly changing world of business technology. The degree gives students a strong foundation in business while preparing them for a variety of positions in business analytics and information systems.
The program focuses on analytics and creativity, by including analytics and business intelligence as an integral part of the curriculum. Students are equipped with specific tools to develop and manage technology solutions and analyze data.
The Master of Science in Business Analytics and Information Systems blends technology and business skills. Students specialize in business intelligence, information assurance, business analytics, project management, software engineering and compliance, risk and anti-money laundering.
The Executive Master of Science in Business Analytics and Information Systems integrates technology development and data analytics.
A strong focus on leadership development equips students to overcome issues that include communication, self-awareness, team orientation, and accountability.
Information Systems and Information Technology have had tremendous impact on business, society and even everyday life. In the world of business, IS and IT continue to make a profound impact on other business functions such as strategy, finance, marketing and operations. A PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems will give you the opportunity to design your own projects, assemble your own team of experts, work on your own schedule, and use your own preferred choice of methodologies. In addition to making an impact as a researcher, as a university professor you will also get to design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Systems, thereby helping to train and develop future generations of IS professionals.
Alan R. Hevner is an Eminent Scholar and Professor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. He holds the Citigroup/Hidden River Chair of Distributed Technology. Dr. Hevner's areas of research interest include design science research, information systems development, software engineering, distributed database systems, healthcare systems, and service-oriented computing. He has published over 200 research papers on these topics and has consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Hevner received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. He has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hevner is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and INFORMS. Additional honors include being named a Schoeller Senior Fellow at Friedrich Alexander University in Germany, receiving the Design Science Research Lifetime Achievement Award, and being inducted into the Purdue University ROTC Hall of Fame. From 2006 to 2009, he served as a program manager at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate.