Courses & Curriculum | MS Information Systems | UF Warrington

Courses & Curriculum

Program Structure

In the Warrington College of Business, graduate courses are organized in a modular system. The modular system allows students to focus intensely on course content over an eight-week period with a one week break in between. Our courses are designed to give you a deep dive into the world of analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

We offer four concentrations:

  • Business Analytics:
    Learn how to become a crucial translator of business functional needs into analytics processes and analyses. This concentration focuses on combining business functional knowledge and related data with analytics skills to meet the growing needs of analytics teams supporting businesses.
  • Data Science:
    Learn essential skills to design systems and processes to collect and analyze data. Acquire statistical and business intelligence tools necessary to extract and communicate crucial insights effectively. This concentration combines programming, information systems, business intelligence, and quantitative business courses to provide a technical foundation for students pursuing a career in data science.
  • Information Technology:
    Become an information technology architect. Learn how to design, implement, and manage systems that support a comprehensive IT strategy. In addition to technical competence, students will acquire the necessary skills to analyze and lead IT initiatives for any industry.
  • Supply Chain Management:
    Master the complexity of supply chain management. Learn to analyze and effectively manage the process of creating, transporting, and delivering goods and services to consumers. The coursework includes topics such as logistics, sourcing and IT systems.

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Traditional Master’s

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Business Analytics Concentration

Business or Non-Business Degree

This concentration starts in the fall only.

Semester 1

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6128

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

1

ACG 5005

Financial Accounting

2

none

1

MAR 5806

Problems & Methods in Marketing Management

2

none

1

GEB 5212

Professional Writing

1

none

1

QMB 6938

Analytics Processes for Business Bootcamp

1

none

1

QMB 6358

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

2

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

2

ACG 5075

Managerial Accounting

2

‘C’ or better in ACG 5005

2

MAN 6366†

Organizational Staffing

2

none

2

QMB 6942

Analytics Project Practicum 1

1

Analytics Process Bootcamp

2

Semester 2

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6405

Intro to Business Intelligence

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215 and in ISM 6358

3

ISM 6413

Intro to Python

2

none

3

FIN 5437†

Corporate Finance I

2

none

3

MAN 6930†

Human Capital Analytics

2

none

3

MAR 6668†

Marketing Analytics 1

2

‘C’ or better in MAR 5806

3

QMB 6943

Analytics Project Practicum 2

1

Analytics Project Practicum 1

3

ISM 6423†

Data Mining for Business Intelligence

2

‘C’ or better in I SM 6405

4

ISM 6562†

Business Data Presentation and Visualization

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215

4

ACG 7848†

Data Analysis and Skills

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6413

4

MAR 6669†

Marketing Analytics 2

2

‘C’ or better in MAR 5806

4

GEB 5215‡

Professional Communications

1

none

4

QMB 6944

Analytics Project Practicum 3

1

Analytics Practicum 2

4

Semester 3 (Summer A)

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

QMB 6755†

Managerial Quantitative Analysis

2

none

5

ISM 6304†

Artificial Intelligence Methods

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6413

5

ACG 7849†

Web Crawling & Text Analysis

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6413

5

FIN 6779†

AI & ML Applications for Finance & FINTECH

2

’C’ or better in FIN 5437 and ISM 6413

5

GEB 5215‡

Professional Communications

1

none

5

† Indicates optional electives. Must choose at least 7 of these for a total of 14 credits in order to graduate.

‡ Indicates optional timing for GEB 5215. Students can choose to take this either in Spring or in Summer.

Total credits: 36

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Data Science Concentration

Business Degree or Minor

Semester 1

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6128

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6222

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I

2

none

1 or 3

QMB 6755

Managerial Quantitative Analysis I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6129

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

2 or 4

QMB 6358

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

2 or 4

QMB 6756

Managerial Quantitative Analysis II

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

2 or 4

Summer C (if Spring start)

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

QMB 6941

Corporate/UF Internship or Elective

2

Semester 2

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

GEB 5212

Professional Writing

1

none

1 or 3

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

1 or 3

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6129

1 or 3

GEB 5215

Professional Communications

1

none

2 or 4

ISM 6216*

Business Database Systems II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215

2 or 4

ISM 6251*

Programming for Business Analytics

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6257

2 or 4

Summer C (if Fall start)

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

QMB 6941

Corporate/UF Internship or Elective

2

Semester 3

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

Elective

Graduate level business course

2

1 or 3

ISM 6405*

Business Intelligence

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6358 and ISM 6215

1 or 3

MAN 6581

Project Management

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6423*

Data Mining for Business Intelligence

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6405

2 or 4

ISM 6485

Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)

2

must be taken in the final semester unless otherwise approved

2 or 4

ISM 6562*

Business Data Presentation and Visualization

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215

2 or 4

*Indicates concentration courses.

Total credits: 36

Non-Business Degree

Semester 1

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6128

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6222

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I

2

none

1 or 3

QMB 6755

Managerial Quantitative Analysis I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6129

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

2 or 4

QMB 6358

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

2 or 4

QMB 6756

Managerial Quantitative Analysis II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6755

2 or 4

Semester 2

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

GEB 5212

Professional Writing

1

none

1 or 3

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

1 or 3

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6129

1***

Core Business Courses

Choose 1 of the following: ACG 5005, ECP 5702, FIN 5437, MAN 5246

2

3**

ISM 6216*

Business Database Systems II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215

2 or 4

ISM 6251*

Programming for Business Analytics

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6257

2***

Core Business Courses

Choose 1 of the following: ACG 5075, FIN 5439, MAN 5502, MAR 5806

2

4**

Semester 3

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6129

1**

ISM 6405*

Business Intelligence

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6358 and ISM 6215

1**

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5005, ECP 5702, FIN 5437, MAN 5246

4

3***

GEB 5215

Professional Communications

1

none

2 or 4

ISM 6251*

Programming for Business Analytics

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6257

2**

ISM 6423*

Data Mining for Business Intelligence

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6405

2**

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5075, FIN 5439, MAN 5502, MAR 5806

4

4***

Semester 4

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6405*

Business Intelligence

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6358 and ISM 6215

1***

MAN 6581

Project Management

2

none

1 or 3

Core Business Courses

Choose 1 of the following: ACG 5005, ECP 5702, FIN 5437

2

3**

ISM 6423*

Data Mining for Business Intelligence

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6405

2***

ISM 6485

Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)

2

must be taken in the final semester unless otherwise approved

2 or 4

ISM 6562*

Business Data Presentation and Visualization

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215

2 or 4

Core Business Courses

Choose 1 of the following: ACG 5075, FIN 5439, MAN 5246, MAR 5806, MAN 5502

2

4**

*Indicates concentration courses.

**If starting the program in the Fall.

***If starting the program in the Spring.

Total credits: 40

Information Technology Concentration

Business Degree or Minor

Semester 1

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6128

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6222

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I

2

none

1 or 3

QMB 6755

Managerial Quantitative Analysis I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6129

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

2 or 4

QMB 6358

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

2 or 4

QMB 6756

Managerial Quantitative Analysis II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6755

2 or 4

Summer C (if Spring start)

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

QMB 6941

Corporate/UF Internship or Elective

2

Semester 2

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

GEB 5212

Professional Writing

1

none

1 or 3

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

1 or 3

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6129

1 or 3

GEB 5215

Professional Communications

1

none

2 or 4

ISM 6236*

Business Objects I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215, ISM 6222 and ISM 6258****

4**

ISM 6223*

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6222

2***

ISM 6258*

Advanced Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6257

2 or 4

Summer C (if Fall start)

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

QMB 6941

Corporate/UF Internship or Elective

2

Semester 3

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6259*

Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6258

1 or 3

MAN 6581

Project Management

2

none

1 or 3

Elective

Graduate level business course

2

1 or 3

ISM 6216*

Business Database Systems II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215

2 or 4

ISM 6223*

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6222

2**

ISM 6236*

Business Objects I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215, ISM 6222 and ISM 6258

4***

ISM 6485

Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)

2

must be taken in the final semester unless otherwise approved

2 or 4

*Indicates concentration courses.

**If starting the program in the Fall.

***If starting the program in the Spring.

**** We will allow co-taking of ISM 6258 and ISM 6236 only if the student started the program in the Fall and the student is planning and able to graduate at the end of next Fall.

Total credits: 36

Non-Business Degree

Semester 1

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6128

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6222

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I

2

none

1 or 3

QMB 6755

Managerial Quantitative Analysis I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6129

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

2 or 4

QMB 6358

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

2 or 4

QMB 6756

Managerial Quantitative Analysis II

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

2 or 4

Semester 2

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

GEB 5212

Professional Writing

1

none

1 or 3

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

1***

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6129

1***

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5005, ECP 5702, FIN 5437, MAN 5246

4

3**

GEB 5215

Professional Communications

1

none

2 or 4

ISM 6216*

Business Database Systems II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215

2***

ISM 6258*

Advanced Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6257

2***

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5075, FIN 5439, MAN 5502, MAR 5806

4

4**

Semester 3

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

1**

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

none

1**

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5005, ECP 5702, FIN 5437, MAN 5246

4

3***

ISM 6216*

Business Database Systems II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215

2**

ISM 6223*

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6222

2**

ISM 6236*

Business Objects I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215, ISM 6222 and ISM 6258

4***

ISM 6258*

Advanced Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6257

2**

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5075, FIN 5439, MAN 5502, MAR 5806

4

4***

Semester 4

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6259*

Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6258

1 or 3

MAN 6581

Project Management

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6223*

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6222

2***

ISM 6236*

Business Objects I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6215, ISM 6222 and ISM 6258

4**

ISM 6485

Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)

2

must be taken in the final semester unless otherwise approved

2 or 4

*Indicates track courses.

**If starting the program in the Fall.

***If starting the program in the Spring.

Total credits: 40

Supply Chain Management Concentration

Business Degree or Minor

Semester 1

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6128

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6222

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I

2

none

1 or 3

QMB 6755

Managerial Quantitative Analysis I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6129

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

2 or 4

QMB 6358

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

2 or 4

QMB 6756

Managerial Quantitative Analysis II

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

2 or 4

Summer C (if Spring start)

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

QMB 6941

Corporate/UF Internship or Elective

2

Semester 2

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

GEB 5212

Professional Writing

1

none

1 or 3

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6129

1 or 3

MAN 6528*

Principles of Logistics/Transportation

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

3**

MAN 6573*

Purchasing and Materials Management

2

none

2***

GEB 5215

Professional Communications

1

none

2 or 4

MAN 5502*

Operations Management

2

none

1 or 3

QMB 6845*

Supply Chain Analytics: Gaming the Supply Chain

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

4**

Elective

Graduate level business course

2

2**

Summer C (if Fall start)

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

QMB 6941

Corporate/UF Internship or Elective

2

Semester 3

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

1 or 3

MAN 6528*

Principles of Logistics/Transportation

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

3***

MAN 6573*

Purchasing and Materials Management

2

none

2**

MAN 6581

Project Management

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6485

Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)

2

must be taken in the final semester unless otherwise approved

2 or 4

MAN 6511*

Production Management Problems

2

none

2 or 4

QMB 6845*

Supply Chain Analytics: Gaming the Supply Chain

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

4***

*Indicates concentration courses.

**If starting the program in the Fall.

***If starting the program in the Spring.

Total credits: 36

Non-Business Degree

Semester 1

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6128

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6222

Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I

2

none

1 or 3

QMB 6755

Managerial Quantitative Analysis I

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6129

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

2 or 4

QMB 6358

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

2 or 4

QMB 6756

Managerial Quantitative Analysis II

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6755

2 or 4

Semester 2

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

GEB 5212

Professional Writing

1

none

1 or 3

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

1***

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6129

1***

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5005, ECP 5702, FIN 5437, MAN 5246

4

3**

GEB 5215

Professional Communications

1

none

2 or 4

MAN 5502*

Operations Management

2

none

1 or 3***

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5075, FIN 5439, MAR 5806

4

4**

Semester 3

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

ISM 6215

Business Database Systems I

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6128

1**

ISM 6257

Intermediate Business Programming

2

‘C’ or better in ISM 6129

1**

MAN 6573*

Purchasing and Materials Management

2

none

2**

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5005, ECP 5702, FIN 5437, MAN 5246

4

3***

MAN 5502*

Operations Management

2

none

2**

MAN 6511*

Production Management Problems

2

none

2**

MAN 6528*

Principles of Logistics/Transportation

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

3***

QMB 6845*

Supply Chain Analytics: Gaming the Supply Chain

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

4***

Core Business Courses

Choose 2 of the following: ACG 5075, FIN 5439, MAR 5806

4

4***

Semester 4

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisiteModule

MAN 6528*

Principles of Logistics/Transportation

2

Prereq: ‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

3**

MAN 6573*

Purchasing and Materials Management

2

none

1***

MAN 6581

Project Management

2

none

1 or 3

ISM 6485

Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)

2

must be taken in the final semester unless otherwise approved

2 or 4

MAN 6511*

Production Management Problems

2

none

2***

QMB 6845*

Supply Chain Analytics: Gaming the Supply Chain

2

‘C’ or better in QMB 6755

4**

*Indicates concentration courses.

**If starting the program in the Fall.

***If starting the program in the Spring.

Total credits: 40

Independent Study (QMB 6905)

An independent study involved doing a project, such as a system design, website implementation or data analysis, for an agency at UF or outside UF. For these projects, the student should develop the proposal in cooperation with the person who will actually be supervising the work. The work supervisor will have to sign off on the project before the independent study starts, and eventually report on the student’s performance. The instructor will then assign the grade for the course after he/she receives the report from the work supervisor. Email your advisor to obtain the independent study application which should be submitted prior to registering for the independent study.

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Combination Degree

Students who are admitted into the MSISOM Combination Degree program may enroll in 12 credits (non-IS majors) or 16 credits (IS majors) of graduate course work during their junior and senior years. If earned with a grade of “B” or better, these credits will satisfy requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, pending admission to the Graduate School. Students will then have 20-28 credits of course work over 1-1.5 years at the graduate level to complete requirements for the Master’s. If the student does not continue on to graduate school, the course work taken will still satisfy undergraduate degree requirements.

Students only need to repeat graduate MSISOM courses for which they earn below a “C.” For undergraduate Combination Degree students who earn a B-, C+ or C in a course, the credits will not transfer to the graduate degree, but there is no need to repeat the course. Instead, students may take a graduate business elective during the graduate portion of the program to replace the credits that do not transfer over. This may extend their time in the graduate portion of the program, however.

Barring unusual medical circumstances or other unanticipated events, a gap of more than two semesters (including summer) between completing the bachelor’s degree and beginning the master’s degree is not permitted.

ISOM Majors

During the undergraduate portion of the program, ISOM majors will take the
following courses:

Semester 5

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

ISM 6128
(replaces ISM 4113)

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

ISM 6129 (replaces ISM 4210)

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development II

2

ISM 6128

Semester 6

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

ISM 6222 (replaces ISM 4220)

Business Telecom Strategy & Applications I

2

none

QMB 6358 (replaces ISM 4330)

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

Semester 7

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

QMB 6755 (replaces QMB 4701)

Managerial Quantitative Analysis I

2

none

QMB 6756 (replaces QMB 4702)

Managerial Quantitative Analysis II

2

QMB 6755

Semester 8

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

ISM 6257 (replaces ISM 3254)

Intermediate Business Programming

2

ISM 6129

Choose one of three:

ISM 6251 (replaces ISM 3255)

BIA Track: Advanced Business Programming

2

ISM 6257

ISM 6258 (replaces ISM 3255)

IT Track: Advanced Business Programming

2

ISM 6257

MAN 5502 (replaces ISM 3255)

SCM Track: Operations Management

2

Total credits: 16

ISOM undergraduates enrolled in the Combination Degree program should
not take ISM 4330.

Non-ISOM Majors

During the undergraduate portion of the program, ISOM majors will take the
following courses:

Semester 6

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

ISM 6128 (replaces ISM 4113)

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development I

2

none

ISM 6129 (replaces ISM 4210)

Advanced Business Systems Design & Development II

2

ISM 6128

Semester 7

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

QMB 6755 (replaces QMB 4701)

Managerial Quantitative Analysis I

2

none

QMB 6756 (replaces QMB 4702)

Managerial Quantitative Analysis II

2

QMB 6755

Semester 8

CourseTitleCreditsPrerequisite

ISM 6222 (replaces ISM 4220)

Business Telecom Strategy & Applications I

2

none

QMB 6358

Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions

2

none

Total credits: 12