Published: March 26, 2009
Students in The University of Tampa’s MBA-Marketing program in the John
H. Sykes College of Business have rated the program as one of the top 15
in the country. The designation was made in The Princeton Review’s
“Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” list for MBA-Marketing
The "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools"
lists each name 15 graduate schools of business that were most highly
rated by their students in six categories: accounting, finance, general
management, global management, marketing and operations. The lists were
derived from the opinions of MBA students attending the schools.
Rhey, dean of graduate studies, said the survey results from students
validate the success UT is having at providing MBA students a
“Clearly UT business students value their
degrees and their experience, and have proven success both in the
classroom and after graduation. It’s a great honor to be on this list,”
In fact, he added, MBA-Marketing students have
obtained jobs at such businesses as Johnson & Johnson, FMI
Corporation and Busch Gardens.
In addition to marketing, UT MBA
students can also specialize in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship,
finance, international business, management, management information
systems and nonprofit management. There are joint MBA degrees, as well
as part-time, full-time and Saturday MBA schedules.
programs listed in the MBA-Marketing category include Duke University
Fuqua School of Business, Harvard Business School and HEC School of
Management – Paris. UT is the only business school in Florida to make
The Princeton Review compiled the lists from a
national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 296 business schools
profiled in its book,
Best 296 Business Schools: 2009 Edition
, in which UT’s Sykes College of Business is included.
80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus
experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several
areas. The Princeton Review tallied the "Student Opinion Honors" lists
based on students' assessments of how well they felt their business
school courses had prepared them in each of the six areas.
The report was published in the April 2009 issue of