Published: Oct 20, 2009
For the fourth year in a row, The University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes
College of Business has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review
— and recognized as one of the 301 best business schools in the world. The Princeton Review
features the school in the 2010 edition of “The Best 301 Business Schools.” The Princeton Review
the list based on evaluations of schools’ academic excellence and
surveys of students during the 2008-09, 2007-08, and 2006-07 academic
years. In The University of Tampa write up, students are quoted as
saying that “the academic experience is excellent…[UT] strives to remain
cutting edge by preparing students as leaders in this new global
marketplace.” Students also appreciate the “cheap tuition,” and that
“most of the classes require heavy interaction instead of just the
instructor speaking.” Lastly, students also praise the “beautiful
campus” with “a business building that is top notch, with up-to-date
The John H. Sykes College of Business offers both
undergraduate and graduate coursework. Graduate students can pursue an
MBA, as well as master’s degrees in accounting, finance and marketing.
There are joint MBA degrees, as well as a part-time, full-time and
Saturday MBA schedules.
There are 6,200 students who attend The
University of Tampa, of which approximately 430 are graduate students in
the College of Business.
Frank Ghannadian, dean of the College
of Business, said students at UT are successful in that they have ample
opportunities to mix classroom work with real-world business
“The College of Business is renowned for graduating
students who are well prepared to make immediate impacts in the
business community,” Ghannadian said. In fact, he added, numerous
businesses recruit annually at The University of Tampa, including T.
Rowe Price, Citigroup, Syniverse Technologies, Coca-Cola Enterprises and
Franklin Templeton Investments.
Within an 80,000 sq.-ft.
facility, the College of Business offers state-of-the-art resources such
as the Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center and more than 1,300
data ports and Wi-Fi for high-speed access. It is also home to the
Center for Ethics, TECO Energy Center for Leadership, Naimoli Institute
for Business Strategy, Florida Entrepreneur and Family Business Center
and the Florida Directors’ Institute. The Princeton Review
only those schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business (AACSB). The John H. Sykes College of Business is
one of the few business schools in the Southeast accredited at both the
graduate and undergraduate levels.
“We chose the 301 business
schools in this book based on our opinion of their academic programs and
offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from
the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students
attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at
their schools on our survey for the book,” said Robert Franek,
Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing. “We are pleased to recommend The
University of Tampa to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com
, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”
Best 301 Business Schools” provides academic, admission, financial aid,
campus life and career information for each school listed. The book was
released by Random House/Princeton Review and can be purchased at local
and online bookstores.