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Published: September 17, 2021

UT Ranked Among Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools of 2021-2022

The University of Tampa has been named to Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2021-2022.

The Sykes College of Business MBA program was ranked overall No. 74 out of 84 schools in the U.S., up seven positions from last year.

Sykes College of BusinessBloomberg Businessweek ranked 119 MBA programs around the world.

The list is based on data that includes surveys from students, alumni and corporate recruiters, as well as reviewed compensation and job-placement data from each school.

In the ranking, students and alumni were quoted describing UT’s strengths as:

  • “Learning, great structure, lots of applicable knowledge, fantastic professors, small class sizes, strategy-focused program.”
  • “Opportunity to enhance my analytical skills and advance in my career, with the help of great professors who were willing to assist at all times.”
  • “Extremely diverse cohort where everyone drew from each other’s ideas, creativity, experiences and knowledge — very valuable.”

In addition to the overall ranking, schools are separately ranked on five component indexes — compensation, networking, learning, entrepreneurship and diversity — providing students more ways to evaluate what schools have to offer them. UT ranked highest in the areas of learning (No. 20) and diversity (No. 23).

The complete 2021-2022 rankings can be found at

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.

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 College of Business every day,” Ghannadian said.

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