Published: July 31, 2000
UT's John H. Sykes College of Business has
dramatically redesigned and expanded its MBA program. The program has been
benchmarked against top-ranked business programs worldwide and shaped by the
faculty, area business leaders and alumni.
In addition to offering a totally new and uniquely integrated core MBA
curriculum, the program assumes a strategic leadership perspective and focuses
on developing specific leadership competencies. Each entering MBA student works
with a faculty team to identify areas of strength and improvement, and then
develops a personal action plan that is monitored with the student during his or
her program. These skills are integrated throughout the MBA program with the
intent of focusing students on the essential skills needed during their studies
and throughout their careers.
The new program design can be customized to the needs of each student. An
Accelerated Full-Time Day Program allows students with a previous accredited
business degree to graduate in as little as 16 months. Working professionals
can continue to work and still complete their degrees by participating in the
Flex Part-Time Evening Program. All MBAs work in teams for area businesses and
complete required formal training in complex project management before
graduation. A new Entrepreneurship concentration also has been created, with
very strong response already noted.
The Sykes College of Business is accredited by the AACSB (Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the strongest accreditation that may be
earned by a college of business. A new graduate director, Dr. Mary B. Prescott,
the former director of USF’s Office of Resources for Business and Industry
Training (ORBIT) and recipient of the Internet Business Association’s DIGI 2001
Award in the academic category, will implement the new program.
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