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Published: April 27, 2023

Part-Time MBA Program, Master’s in Nursing Named Among the Best

The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business’ part-time MBA and UT’s master’s degree in nursing were named among the best programs in the country in the 2023-2024 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report.

	Part-Time MBA Program, Master’s in Nursing Named Among the Best UT’s part-time MBA program was ranked 168 out of 299 programs nationwide.

UT’s master’s degree in nursing (MSN) program was ranked 130 out of 184 programs nationwide.

To be included in the ranking, schools were required to offer master’s programs accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The rankings are based on faculty resources, research activity, quality assessment, student selectivity and master’s program size.

UT has offered the Master of Science in Nursing degree and four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs for many years. UT’s NCLEX passage rate for first-time test-takers in 2022 was 7 percentage points and 23 percentage points higher, respectively than national and statewide passage rates. UT’s NCLEX passage rate has surpassed national and state trends for over a decade.

UT’s additional health science programs include a doctoral degree in nursing practice (DNP), physician assistant medicine, allied health, human performance, athletic training and graduate exercise and nutrition science.

The nursing program is housed in the Jenkins Health and Technology Building, which includes simulation labs, a digital anatomy lab and all the latest health technology and equipment.

UT’s part-time MBA program was ranked 168 out of 299 programs nationwide, tied with Penn State-Harrisburg, Queens University, University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Northern Iowa and the University of San Francisco.

U.S. News’ part-time MBA rankings are based on peer assessments, part-time student ratio and totals, GMAT/GRE scores, undergraduate grade point average and student work experience.

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, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, Institute for Sales Excellence and the Florida Directors’ Institute.

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