Published: November 07, 2023
UT Entrepreneurship Programs Earn Highest Rankings Yet, According to Princeton Review
The Princeton Review has ranked The University of Tampa’s entrepreneurship program as the 15th best program nationally for undergraduate programs and the 16th best program for graduate programs. This is the highest rank UT’s program has received from The Princeton Review.
The University also clinched the first and second spots in the South for its undergraduate and graduate programs, respectively.
Rebecca White, the James W. Walter Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship, said the ranking exemplifies the program's outstanding faculty and curriculum.
"These rankings underscore our commitment to nurturing innovative minds and fostering entrepreneurial excellence,” White said. “We don't just teach entrepreneurship; we cultivate success stories.” White recently received the prestigious Legacy Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
The undergraduate entrepreneurship major at UT prepares students for the complexities of planning, launching and leading a new business. The program's curriculum emphasizes creativity and innovation, new venture planning, entrepreneurial finance and sustainable business growth. Students engage in real-world applications like developing feasibility studies and business plans, which are critiqued by Tampa Bay entrepreneurs and forwarded to national competitions.
The M.S. in Entrepreneurship provides a cutting-edge curriculum covering various aspects of entrepreneurial success. From planning and finance to marketing and legal considerations, the program equips students with the essential skills to launch new ventures.
Both programs are housed within the Sykes College of Business, closely linked to the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center. The center, awarded the NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence from GCEC in 2017, offers comprehensive services and programs like the Spartan Incubator and Accelerator, where students gain invaluable hands-on experience, benefiting from a customized, experiential learning approach.
“We are so proud of our outstanding entrepreneurship center within the Sykes College of Business, our entrepreneurship curriculum and the faculty involved with these programs,” said Frank Ghannadian, dean of the Sykes College of Business.
For further information, contact Bert Seither, manager of operations at the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, at email@example.com.