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The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business

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Application Deadlines:

Diversity is a hallmark of the MBA program at the John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa. Some 40% of the students are international and more than half are minorities. Their diverse backgrounds and work experiences make for a rich and varied learning environment. 

The Sykes College of Business offers its MBA in three formats: the full-time/day program, which can be completed in as few as 12 months; the part-time/evening program, which can be completed in two years; and the Executive MBA program, which takes 24 months.

As one of the largest and most established MBA programs in Florida, the Sykes MBA aims to develop strategic thinkers who will add value to organizations and society. Students complete a set of core courses and may select additional courses from seven concentrations: entrepreneurship, finance, information systems management, innovation management, international business, marketing, and nonprofit management.

ADMISSION 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.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2013): NR

BusinessWeek (2012): NR

U.S. News & World Report (2015): NR

Forbes (2013): NR

Financial Times (2014): NR

The Economist (2013): NR

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

(UPDATED – 2014)

Contact Information

Location:
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606
Admissions Office:
1-888-646-2738
(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.

ACCREDITATION

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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