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The Sykes College of Business Executive Doctor of Business Administration (EDBA) prepares senior-level professionals with the expertise and credentials to become sought-after leaders in their fields. EDBA students master advanced research and analytical methods, gain global perspectives and learn critical tools for managing risk and making data-based decisions for their organizations.  

Distinguished faculty, a multidisciplinary approach and a flexible schedule empower MBA graduates and working professionals to take the next step in their careers. EDBA graduates are equipped to advance within their organizations, to enter academia as university faculty or administrators, to become management consultants or to achieve the professional development necessary to guide their businesses into new ventures. 

The program is pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).  

Program Structure

  • 32 months (3 academic years, 8 total semesters)
  • 64 credit hours
  • Cohort-based
  • Hybrid remote and in-person classes during fall, spring and summer semesters
  • Each semester includes three in-person weekend residencies held on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday  

Sykes College of Business

The Sykes College of Business is an integral part of a 110-acre university campus in the heart of Tampa. As a comprehensive institution, UT provides AACSBa full  spectrum of resources, qualified faculty and modern facilities.

The Sykes College of Business is one of the elite private schools in the Southeast accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by  AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB International is the premier business accrediting organization, promoting excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education.   

Bloomberg Businessweek

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For the fourth year, UT's Sykes College of Business full-time MBA program has been named to  Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019-2020 at number 81. The list is based on data compiled from more than 9,000 students, 14,920 alumni, 900 corporate recruiters, and compensation and job-placement data from each school.