Tampa — The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business has been named as an outstanding business school with an on-campus MBA program by The Princeton Review — and recognized as one of the 243 best business schools.
The Princeton Review tallied its “Best Business Schools for 2023” based on institutional data gathered from business school administrators and surveys of students attending the schools who rate and report on their experiences at them. The rankings for 2023 are based on surveys in 2021-2022 of administrators at 397 business schools offering on-campus and/or online MBAs, and surveys of 29,900 students enrolled in the schools over the past three academic years.
In the UT write-up, students are quoted as saying that at the Sykes College of Business, “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” and that “The University of Tampa does an excellent job preparing you for the business world.”
Students also appreciate the “cheap tuition” and that “most of the classes enhance interaction and active participation.” Lastly, students note that the University “strives to remain cutting edge by preparing students as leaders in this new global marketplace.”
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, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and cybersecurity. There are joint M.S./MBA degrees, as well as part-time, full-time and executive MBA schedules, and an Executive Doctor of Business Administration degree.
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 immediate impacts 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.
Ghannadian added that numerous businesses recruit annually at UT, including T. Rowe Price, Citigroup, Syniverse Technologies, Deloitte and Franklin Templeton Investments.
The College of Business offers state-of-the-art resources such as the Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center and more than 1,300 data ports and Wi-Fi for high-speed access. It also encompasses the Center for Ethics, TECO Energy Center for Leadership, Naimoli Institute for Business Strategy, the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center and the Institute for Sales Excellence.
“We recommend these schools highly and with great regard for the MBA programs they offer,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief.
The Sykes College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is one of the few business schools in the Southeast accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University has about 200 programs of study and serves about 11,000 students from all 50 states and most of the world’s countries.