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UT’s MBA Program Placed in Top Tier by CEO Magazine; EMBA Program Ranked 43rd

Published: March 21, 2018
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The ranking was compiled by CEO Magazine in an effort to “cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review.”

In a ranking of MBA programs that stressed “fact based criteria,” The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business was placed in the “Tier One” of worldwide programs. Additionally, UT’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program was ranked 43rd out of 85 schools in Tier One of EMBA programs.

The ranking was compiled by CEO Magazine in an effort to “cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review.” The factors (and percentage weighting) for rankings included quality of faculty (34.95), international diversity (9.71), class size (9.71), accreditation (8.74), faculty to student ratio (7.76), price (5.83), international exposure (4.85), work experience (4.85): professional development (4.85), gender parity (4.85) and delivery methods (3.8).

UT’s MBA program, within the Sykes College of Business, is one of the largest, most established and most exclusive in Florida. The MBA is offered in four formats:

  • The Full-time/Day MBA program designed for accelerated completion with a group of peer students.
  • The Part-time/Evening MBA program designed for students who work full time jobs and need to complete the program at their own pace.
  • The Professional MBA program designed to help professionals with at least five years of work experience take their career to the next level.
  • The Executive MBA program designed for professionals with seven or more years of work experience.

Students can take additional courses in nine concentrations, including business analytics, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, finance, information management systems, innovation management, international business, marketing and nonprofit management.

Frank Ghannadian, dean of the Sykes College of Business, said the Sykes College of Business attracts students from around the globe and is renowned for graduating students who make immediate impact in the business community and within their countries.

“This ranking validates the increasing worldwide reputation and prestige of the Sykes College of Business and its MBA program,” Ghannadian said. “Our program is proven to help students develop the sophisticated strategic mindset demonstrated by successful executives.”

Within an 80,000-square-foot central facility, the Sykes College of Business offers state-of-the-art resources such as the Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center, the Center for Ethics, TECO Energy Center for Leadership and the Naimoli Institute for Business Strategy. The Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building adds a variety of new spaces, including high tech cybersecurity labs and the award-winning Lowth Entrepreneurship Center.

The Sykes College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is one of the few business schools in the Southeast accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Other Florida universities in rankings include Florida International University, Jacksonville University and the University of South Florida. The University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management was listed as the number one EMBA school.

View the rankings.