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The MBA program at the University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business provides “a great, friendly place to study,” with “small class sizes” that “enhance class interaction and active participation” and a “cheap tuition” that students can’t help but appreciate. The school offers students three curricular options: a full-time program that can be completed in sixteen months, a part-time program (with “a course schedule that is excellent for the working professional”) that is typically completed in about three years, and a six-term Executive MBA program for business leaders (“the only true Saturday program in the area,” one student tells us). Roughly one-third of the student body attends full time.

In all programs, students tout the curriculum, which “is outlined with a lower core, integrated core, and principal concentration that involves three electives. The program is flexible with the electives if you wanted to do a general MBA concentration.” “Most of the classes require heavy interaction instead of just the instructor speaking,” one MBA student writes, adding, “This leads to a lot of good insight and interesting conversations.” Concentrations are available in entrepreneurship, finance, information systems management, international business, [innovation] management, marketing, and nonprofit management.

MBAs are just as sanguine about their instructors. UT Professors “are willing to give their personal cell phone numbers and adapt to office hours at the students availability.” Their only complaint is that they feel some instructors aren’t utilized “to their full potential. For example, for finance courses, it would be cool if students got a field trip to a trading floor somewhere in either Tampa, or anywhere in the U.S. Other more hands on activities like that for other majors too would be good.” Still, students generally concur that, overall, “the academic experience is excellent. The school has built an environment that pushes the students to talk to each other, and ask each other for support.” Administrators “focus on teamwork and building an environment that puts very little stress on the student.” Students also appreciate how the administration “strives to remain cutting edge by preparing students as leaders in this new global marketplace.” One student sums up, “The University of Tampa does an excellent job preparing you for the business world.”

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Brent Benner
Admissions Director, Graduate and Continuing Studies

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Box O
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
United States





Applicants: 435
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.50
Years Work Experience: 2
Average Age: 24



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