Veteran bay area business educator Dr. Mary B. Prescott has been appointed
the task of developing the revamped MBA program at UT’s John H. Sykes College of
Business. As the college’s new director of graduate programs, it also will be
her job to work with faculty and administration to develop new graduate degree
programs. This fall, UT will add an accelerated full-time day program to
complement its flexible part-time evening program, along with a new
entrepreneurship concentration, new electives and new core content.
"I am very excited by the opportunity to join The University of Tampa and
help implement a newly revised and innovative MBA program that increases its
emphasis on leadership and project management skills," Prescott said. "We look
forward to working with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to explore
additional graduate program opportunities as they develop there. Conversations
also are underway with a prestigious Latin American business school to design a
joint MBA program."
"With Dr. Prescott’s appointment, we are ready for full realization of a new
and unique MBA program that will put UT at the head of the class," said Sykes
Dean Joe McCann. "She’s a great addition to the University team."
Previously, Prescott was director of USF’s Office of Resources for Business
and Industry Training (ORBIT), a program she launched three years ago,
developing Oracle and UNIX classes, a technical leadership workshop, and other
technology-related programming. Before starting ORBIT, Prescott taught in the
Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department at USF.
Prescott received the Internet Business Association’s DIGI 2001 Award in the
academic category for advancing the information technology industry in Tampa
Bay. She holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in management information systems from Indiana
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