U.S. News & World Report Adds UT's Part-time MBA Program to List of Best

Published: Mar 15, 2011
The part-time MBA program in The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business was named one of the top 295 programs in the country in the 2012 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report.

UT’s program was ranked 138, tying such schools as the University of Central Florida, Bradley University and St. John’s University.

“While the part-time MBA at the Sykes College of Business is designed for students with full-time jobs and other commitments, it is no less rigorous than our full-time MBA,” said Frank Ghannadian, dean of the Sykes College of Business. “Graduates of the part-time MBA have developed the global perspective, strategic vision and innovative thinking needed to make the right decisions and to manage risk in a changing world.”

Within an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility, the Sykes 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 Entrepreneurship Center and the Florida Directors’ Institute.

U.S. News’s part-time MBA ranking is based solely on a fall 2010 peer assessment survey that asked business school deans and MBA program directors at each of the nation’s 295 part-time MBA programs to rate the other part-time programs on a 5-point scale.

U.S. News defines a part-time MBA program as being at an AACSB-accredited school with at least 20 students enrolled part time in both fall 2009 and fall 2010. A part-time MBA program had to meet the two-year enrollment and accreditation standard to be included in the ranking.

Highlights of the rankings will be published in the “Best Graduate Schools” 2012 edition book, available April 5.

For more information about “Best Graduate Schools 2012”, visit www.usnews.com/grad.