UT Announces Enhanced Saturday MBA Program for Business Leaders

Published: Mar 27, 2009
A redesigned curriculum to navigate the new economy. A global learning component. A focus on leadership. Competitive, fixed tuition. And a schedule made for working professionals. All of these points highlight The University of Tampa’s newly enhanced Saturday MBA Program for Business Leaders, which is designed for individuals who are motivated to succeed in today’s dynamic economy.

UT’s selective, highly regarded program, which targets Tampa Bay’s top executives, provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary and hands-on approach to mastering the art of leadership in the new and international economy. Enhanced course topics include sustainability, knowledge and innovation management, negotiation and diplomacy skills, leadership and creative global problem solving.

The Saturday MBA also includes a groundbreaking international component, in which MBA participants are required to spend a short time in a foreign country, assessing and building a business strategy with an international company.

According to Bill Rhey, dean of graduate studies, participants in the program will develop the global perspective, strategic vision and innovative thinking needed to make the right decisions and to manage risk in a changing world.

“Everything is evolving in today’s business world,” Rhey said. “This program isn’t business as usual. It’s an advanced model that targets forward-thinking business decision makers who thrive in a complex, dynamic and demanding environment.

“There’s simply no other program in the Tampa Bay region like this. Plus, it’s a great value,” Rhey added.

Participants progress through the two-year curriculum as a team, collaborating as professionals and cultivating valuable business relationships. Except for the international component, all classes are taught at the UT John H. Sykes College of Business on the UT campus in downtown Tampa. The Sykes College of Business is housed in an 80,000 sq.-ft. facility with state-of-the-art resources such as the Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center and more than 1,300 data ports for high-speed access.

The Princeton Review recently named UT’s MBA program with a marketing concentration as one of the top 15 in the country based on student feedback. Plus, UT’s Sykes College of Business is one of only 19 private schools in the Southeast accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

UT’s Saturday MBA tuition, which is extremely competitive with other top executive MBA programs, is fixed – meaning no annual tuition increases.

Fall enrollment is now open.