UT Launches Revamped MBA Program

Published: Jul 31, 2000
UT's  John H. Sykes College of Business has dramatically redesigned and expanded its MBA program.  The program has been benchmarked against top-ranked business programs worldwide and shaped by the faculty, area business leaders and alumni.
 

In addition to offering a totally new and uniquely integrated core MBA curriculum, the program assumes a strategic leadership perspective and focuses on developing specific leadership competencies.  Each entering MBA student works with a faculty team to identify areas of strength and improvement, and then develops a personal action plan that is monitored with the student during his or her program.  These skills are integrated throughout the MBA program with the intent of focusing students on the essential skills needed during their studies and throughout their careers.

 

The new program design can be customized to the needs of each student.  An Accelerated Full-Time Day Program allows students with a previous accredited business degree to graduate in as little as 16 months.  Working professionals can continue to work and still complete their degrees by participating in the Flex Part-Time Evening Program.  All MBAs work in teams for area businesses and complete required formal training in complex project management before graduation.  A new Entrepreneurship concentration also has been created, with very strong response already noted.

 

The Sykes College of Business is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the strongest accreditation that may be earned by a college of business.  A new graduate director, Dr. Mary B. Prescott, the former director of USF’s Office of Resources for Business and Industry Training (ORBIT) and recipient of the Internet Business Association’s DIGI 2001 Award in the academic category, will implement the new program.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Public Information at publicinfo@ut.edu.