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The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: April 24, 2023.

Contact Information

401 W. Kennedy Blvd
Box F
Tampa, Florida 33606
Admissions Office:
(813) 253-6211

School Data

Annual Tuition: $709 per credit hour (2023-2024)

Acceptance Rate: 28%

Full-Time Enrollment: 177

International: 34%

Female: 41%

Male: 59%

Application Deadlines: Applications are evaluated for fall, spring and summer terms on a rolling basis until classes are full.

The Sykes MBA: What You Need To Know

With one of the largest and most established MBA programs in Florida, the John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa aims to develop strategic thinkers who will add value to organizations and society.

Sykes’ full-time MBA program, ranked 79 on Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the best U.S. Business schools of 2022, focuses on creating innovative leaders. Their use of high-tech facilities allows students to access their potential through hands-on and integrative coursework. Students can manage investments in The Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center and receive training in SAP and enterprise systems.

Sykes appeals to every type of student by providing four MBA format options. The full-time/day program can be completed within 12 months with a 40-credit hour minimum. The part-time/evening program’s courses are taken once a week from 6 to 9:50 p.m. and can be completed in two years. The Professional MBA program follows a flexible evening format and is for those with at least five years of work experience. The Executive MBA program is a cohort-based program designed for the professional with at least seven years of work experience. It can be completed within 21 months.

Students complete a set of core courses concentrating on important business concepts like ethics and social responsibility, personal communication, innovation, critical thinking, and economic sustainability. They are also able to choose from nine concentrations in Accounting, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems Management, International Business, Marketing, and Nonprofit Management.


Tuition & Fees: $558 per credit (full-time)

Mean GMAT: 540

GMAT Range (10th-90th percentile): 460-620

Average GPA: 3.5

Acceptance Rate: 27.4%

Enrollment (Overall): 419

International: 49.9%

Female: 44.2%

Minority: 11.5%

Mean Age: 26

Average Base Salary: $54,250

Average Signing Bonus: $5,375

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: N/A

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: N/A


Sykes MBA Rankings Data

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