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The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: May 20, 2020.

School Data

Application Deadlines: Fall semester: June 1 for non-binding Early Action admission or July 15 for regular admission. After July 15 applications will be accepted based on space availability.

Spring semester: Nov. 1 for non-binding Early Action admission or Dec. 15 for regular admission. After Dec. 15 applications will be accepted based on space availability.

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 81 on Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the best U.S. Business schools of 2019-2020, focuses on creating innovative leaders. Their use of high-tech facilities allows students to access their potential through hands-on and integrative coursework. Students are able to 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 takes place 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 eight concentrations in: 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

Relevant Features:

Ten Biggest Surprises In Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2019 MBA Ranking

Contact Information

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606
Admissions Office:
(813) 253-6211
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From the University of Tampa: 

The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business is a hidden gem of a business school that offers small class sizes, a scholarly faculty and a cutting-edge curriculum. The Sykes College of Business has been named among The Princeton Review’s “294 Best Business Schools,” top-ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” listed as having a best-value Executive MBA program by Fortune magazine, and ranked among Eduniversal’s “Excellent Business Schools in the U.S.” In addition, The Princeton Review’s “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” named UT’s MBA-Marketing program one of the top 15, alongside programs at Duke, Harvard and the HEC School of Management in Paris.

The Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa is the place where tomorrow’s business leaders — from just around the corner to the far reaches of the globe — come to learn, develop and network. The Sykes College of Business draws together talented faculty, sophisticated technology and an advanced curriculum to provide students with the tools to succeed in a changing world. Highly qualified students of diverse ages and backgrounds receive advanced training in an array of disciplines from faculty members with a pulse on the business community.


At the Sykes College of Business we are proud of the features that distinguish us among the world’s top business programs: Highest Accreditation. The Sykes College of Business is an elite private school accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier business accrediting organization, promoting excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education. Only 6 percent of business schools have earned this accreditation, placing the Sykes College of Business among the best in the world. Our uniquely designed curriculum promotes business fundamentals with the understanding that tomorrow’s innovation and technology are essential for business success. The Sykes College of Business offers an MBA program with seven concentration options, an Executive MBA program, three M.S. degrees and a nonprofit management certificate. One advantage of being a private...

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