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Published: February 01, 2024

UT Becomes Preferred Education Partner for Tampa Electric Company Employees

The University of Tampa announced this week that it has partnered with Tampa Electric Company (TECO) to become a preferred provider of education for TECO employees pursuing a UT graduate program.

UT announced this week that it has partnered with Tampa Electric Company (TECO) to become a preferred provider of education for TECO employees pursuing a UT graduate program.

Beginning in Fall 2024, TECO employees who are admitted and enrolled in a UT graduate program will be awarded a TECO Partnership Tuition Grant, receive dedicated academic advising and have access to enrollment support from UT. Eligible graduate and certificate programs are:

Graduate Degrees

  • MBA
  • Professional MBA
  • M.S. in Accounting
  • M.S. in Business Analytics
  • M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • M.S. in Entrepreneurship
  • M.S. in Finance
  • M.S. in Information and Technology Management
  • M.S. in Marketing
  • M.A. in Professional Communication
  • M.A. in Social and Emerging Media

Graduate Certificates

  • Accounting Analytics
  • Accounting Taxation
  • Assurance Services
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cybersecurity
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Project Management

Through this partnership, TECO will identify their employees who wish to pursue a UT graduate degree or certificate and connect them with a dedicated UT admissions liaison to begin the application process. Eligible TECO employees must meet all applicable admission requirements. Once admitted, TECO students pursuing a graduate program will be awarded the TECO Partnership Tuition Grant for $50 per credit hour for each course they are enrolled.

Art Goon, assistant vice president and director of graduate and continuing studies, said UT is pleased to support TECO’s commitment to investing in the growth of their employees and the development of leaders. “Their stated mission mirrors UT’s own commitment to providing a rich and inclusive environment for all students to prepare them for careers and lifelong learning,” Goon said.

Goon added that he hopes this agreement is the first of many that will be developed with other employers and businesses in the Tampa area.


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