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Published: September 15, 2023

Bloomberg Businessweek Gives UT Sykes College of Business High Marks for Diversity

The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business was recognized in the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-School listing as the No. 29 school in the world for diversity.

Bloomberg Businessweek Gives UT Sykes College of Business High Marks for DiversityThe University of Tampa Sykes College of Business was recognized in the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-School listing as the No. 29 school in the world for diversity.

Schools are separately ranked on five component indexes — compensation, networking, learning, entrepreneurship and diversity. UT ranked highest in the area of diversity and was ranked in the top 50 in learning and entrepreneurship. Seventy-seven schools were included in the rankings.

The diversity index rewards schools for recruiting both minority students and women and nonbinary students, with additional weight given to underrepresented minorities.

The list is based on survey data compiled from students, alumni and corporate recruiters. In the ranking, students and alumni were quoted describing UT’s strengths as:

  • “My classmates, and their willingness to collaborate and flush out problems together.”
  • “Small classrooms and ability to get teachers’ time.”
  • “Small classrooms, good professors, a lot of quality professional events.”
  • “Working with real local businesses on projects for class.”
  • “Incredible professors, top-notch access to the business community for network connections.”

The complete 2023-2024 rankings can be found at bloomberg.com/business-schools/.

The Sykes College of Business offers both undergraduate and graduate coursework. Graduate students can pursue an MBA, as well as master’s of science degrees in accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, cybersecurity, marketing and information and technology management. There are joint M.S./MBA degrees, as well as professional and executive MBA schedules. UT also offers an Executive Doctor of Business Administration degree.

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

“I’m proud of all the business students who work extremely hard to reach their goals, faculty who are outstanding teachers and scholars, and the vibrant business community that supports the Sykes College of Business every day,” Ghannadian said.


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