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Published: February 15, 2024

AACSB Grants Reaccreditation to UT’s Sykes College of Business

The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

	AASCB Grants Reaccreditation to UT’s Sykes College of BusinessThe University of Tampa Sykes College of Business has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The reaccreditation noted several strengths of the Sykes College of Business that demonstrate a positive social impact, including:

It was also noted that Sykes College of Business students have a six-year graduation rate of 70.6%, compared to the national median of 58% for all college students.

AACSB requires all accredited schools to undergo a peer review process every five years to maintain accreditation.

With the reaccreditation, UT students will continue to earn accredited degrees in such undergraduate programs as accounting, finance, business information technology, management, marketing, entrepreneurship and cybersecurity, as well as MBA and other master’s degrees and a doctoral degree.

“Our reaccreditation reaffirms our efforts in meeting high standards of business education and research,” said Sykes College of Business Dean Frank Ghannadian. “AACSB is the gold standard in accreditation and keeps us in a prestigious group of business schools worldwide.”

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and today 1,013 business schools in more than 60 countries and territories maintain AACSB accreditation.

Stephanie Bryant, executive vice president and global chief accreditation officer at AACSB, said that the “commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of each school’s dedication — not only to its students, alumni network and greater business community — but to society as a whole.”

UT was first accredited for all its undergraduate and graduate programs in 1998.


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