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BAIM Advising

M.S. BAIM Program Director, Academic Advisor

Dr. Andrea Everard
Contact: aeverard@udel.edu

M.S. BAIM Academic Advisor

Lisa Berry
Contact: lberry@udel.edu

To contact Lisa Berry, please use email for maximum clarity and a record of the conversation details. Provide your correctly spelled name and SID# so your information can be looked up on UDSIS.

Degree Checklist

Course descriptions
Look up a brief description for any UD class. Graduate-level classes start at the 600-level. Academic/University Breadth Requirements are only for undergraduate classes.

Courses (30 credits)

Foundation Courses:

MISY 604 – Database Design and Implementation
MISY 606 – Object-Oriented Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation
MISY 610 – Telecommunications and Networking

Core Courses (21 credits): Choose 7 courses from:

ACCT 602 – Big Data Technologies
BUAD 620 – Fundamentals of Analytics
BUAD 621 – Decision Analytics and Visualization
BUAD 622 – Optimization and Spreadsheet Modelling
BUAD 625 – Business Analytics Capstone
BUAD 693 – Digital Marketing Analytics
MISY 631 – Data Mining for Business Analytics
MISY 675 – Dashboard Design & Storytelling
MISY 630 – Business Intelligence and Analytics
STAT 674 – Applied Data Base Management (SAS)

MISY 605 – Current Issues in Management Information Systems
BUAD 670 – Managing People, Teams, and Organizations
MISY 615 – Enterprise Architecture: Digitally Transforming Business
MISY 640 – Project Management and Costing
MISY 650 – Security and Control
MISY 655 – Ethics in Technology Management
MISY 673 – Information Technology and Organizational Effectiveness
CPEG 665 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
Other courses with approval from the director

About Grades

See the University catalog for the complete set of grading policies. Below are the issues that come up most often.

The University of Delaware runs on a 4.0 scale. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Index (commonly referred to as a GPA) to remain in good standing. Remember that the GPA is an average of your grades. A grade of C in one class may be offset by a grade of A in another.

Only graded, graduate-level classes with grades of C- or better count toward your degree. If you receive a D+ or lower in a Core/Required class, you must repeat (and pay for) the course until you pass. If you receive a grade of D+ or lower in an elective course, you do not have to repeat it, although you must make up the credits via another graded elective.
In order to graduate, you must have completed 30 graded credits (9 core/21 electives) with a final GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Disputing a Grade

First, being polite and professional at all times only helps the situation. Prepare your argument and then state your case.

Review the syllabus and calculate your grades based on the weights listed. Go as far as you can, then contact the professor to see where the grades differ. Politely inquire to make sure it is not a clerical error. A calm conversation focused on the numbers will keep it moving forward.

Remember that grades can be changed by the issuing professor at any time until your transcript is closed at degree conferral. If the disputed grade is in your final semester class, then you do have a time limit and need to visit with the professor sooner rather than later.

Please note that we do not get involved except in extenuating circumstances (car accidents, medical emergencies, etc.). The dispute process stays between the student and the professor issuing the grade.

Special Advising Requests

Please allow a minimum of 2 business days (more during the first/last two weeks of a semester/session) for us to deliver the following correspondence.

International Students Reduced Enrollment Form

Find this form at OISS. It is used if you need only 1 or 2 classes in your final semester. We need to review and sign prior to the last day of Drop/Add for the respective semester.

Letters of Recommendation

We suggest that you contact a professor from a class you enjoyed or did well in. Your professors have observed your group work, leadership and class participation.

Degree Letters

These are issued by the Office of Graduate & Professional Education once your degree has been cleared and conferred, usually 3-4 weeks after your final semester/session concludes.


Registration Periods

You can register for classes only when a registration period is open, based on the semester/session start date:

  • Spring: Registration opens in mid-November; closes two weeks after Spring Semester starts
  • Summer: Registration opens the first Monday after Spring Break; closes four days after the start of the respective session (Summer I, Summer II)
  • Fall: Registration opens in mid-April; closes two weeks after Fall Semester starts
  • Winter: Registration opens the end of October; closes four days after the start of the session

How to Register

You can register for classes yourself via UDSIS.

  • Go to UDSIS, and sign in with your UD credentials
  • Click Registration & Drop/Add
  • Click the Add A Course (Add one or two classes for part-time, three or four classes for full-time.)
  • Type in the course you want (Example: MISY 604, BUAD 620, MISY 650, etc. )
  • Make sure you choose the right section number
  • Review Course information and click Add
    Note: Per immigration visa requirements, on-campus international students can sign up for no more than one online class per semester.

Full/Cancelled Classes

If a class fills up or closes, you will have to wait until the next semester (or year) to take it. It’s best to register as early in the period as possible. Classes with low enrollment will sometimes be cancelled, so stay registered for the class you want as your vote to keep it open. Always have a Plan B ready in case your course is cancelled, closed or full.

Free Add/Drop Periods

During Free Drop/Add periods, you can add, drop, or change classes without financial penalty. You will receive a 100% tuition refund for classes dropped during this specific time.

  • Fall/Spring Semester – Last day of Free Drop/Add is two weeks after the first day of the semester.
  • Winter/Summer – Last day of Free Drop/Add is the fourth day (Thursday) of the first week of class.

Once the last day of Free Drop/Add has passed, there are no more tuition refunds and you cannot add or drop a class.

Withdrawal Period

After Free Drop/Add has ended, you can withdraw from a class by logging into UDSIS and following the prompts for registration.

Withdrawing from a class results in a $25 fee and a “W” on your transcript. Withdrawing does not negatively affect your GPA.

The Withdrawal period ends 9-10 weeks after the start (mid/late October for Fall; mid/late April for Spring). After that date, you must remain in the class.
International students must maintain 9 graded credit hours per Fall/Spring semester, so be careful when dropping/withdrawing from a class.

Assistance for M.S. BAIM Students

Need help? Let us do it for you. Send a concise email message to Lisa Berry at lberry@udel.edu with your full legal name, SID#, and the class/es you want to register for or withdraw from. If you are getting an error code in UDSIS, give us some information so we can address the issue.

If you need to take a fall or spring semester off for any reason (an illness, relocation, job situation, wedding, etc.) let us know. Email your full legal name and SID# to lberry@udel.edu to request a leave. A Leave of Absence (LOA) does not affect your GPA and there is no fee for this status.