Overview

Applicants
82
Acceptance Rate
39%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.50
Years Work Experience
1
Average Age
24

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
430 - 600
GPA
3.28 - 3.70

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
65

90
Full-time
26
Underrepresented Minorities
25
Female
10
Part-time


Students Say

The Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida qualifies itself as “powered by analytics” and “driven by creativity.” The school offers a traditional full-time MBA degree as well as a 21-month executive MBA program, and an online MBA program. The college’s strongest concentrations are in Sport and Entertainment Management and Supply Chain Management; students can also choose to do a dual MBA/MS in Sport & Entertainment. The “large healthcare sector in Tampa Bay” attracts a large number of students who take advantage of the healthcare management coursework offered by Muma. Other certificate programs include analytics and business intelligence; business analytics; business foundations; compliance, risk, and anti-money laundering; entrepreneurship; human resources; and project management. The University of South Florida has “great diversity and…rich resources,” and Muma specifically has a “receptive administration” with “excellent” professors “who communicate key concepts solidly and stress their understanding,” “are transparent about assessment,” and “value [each] student’s unique contribution and original thinking.” Students can also take advantage of the option to take on a “second year residency” that comes with a “tuition waver.” The school shows its commitment to sustainability in a number of ways: the first of which is the Building Sustainable Enterprise track. The course “Social, Ethical and Legal Systems” is a required course that examines “economic, technological, political, social, and ecological environments…within the context of business decision making, ethics, and social responsibility.” Several faculty members are “actively engaged in sustainability research,” and the school publishes a sustainability journal, Organization and Environment. Additionally, the university has the “Patel College of Global Sustainability” where students can pursue a dual degree with the Center of Entrepreneurship.

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Sustainability Management

Certificate Programs

Analytics and Information Management
Business Foundations
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Pharmaceutical Management
Sustainability Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Information Systems/Information Technology


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
One of the required courses in our MBA program is Social, Ethical and Legal Systems in Business that discuss sustainability issues in businesses. Economic, technological, political, social, and ecological environments are examined within the context of business decision making, ethics, and social responsibility. Students are expected to include ethical and social responsibility analysis in their capstone course. We also offer MBA Track in Sustainability. Several other courses in supply chain, marketing and leadership incorporate significant sustainability related topics.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
We offer six masters level courses in ?Building Sustainable Enterprise? track, and several offer practicums and applied research projects. It is widely known that much of our environmental harm can be linked to economic activity, and several faculty members here believe the key to meeting the challenges posed by climate change is to actively engage business in the process. Some challenge students to find ways to make sustainable practices affordable and, whenever possible, profitable in order to get business involved. Much work has been focused on engaging key stakeholders in the process of positive change and facilitating a shared, strategic vision among business leaders. Faculty have coordinated and conducted numerous business action research projects on sustainability issues in the construction, agriculture, aquaculture, hotel and food service industries, marketing and sustainable development initiatives. Applied research has been conducted on many publicly held and private organizations, as well as government agencies. This gives students many opportunities to apply tools learned in the classroom to real life cases and improve the organizations sustainable performance.

School's environmental commitment 1:
We have an entire track in our MBA program (now in its 14th year) Building Sustainable Enterprise, which enables students to take electives in the field or become certified. We have a sustainability journal, Organization and Environment, managed at the USF Muma College of Business, and several faculty members are actively engaged in sustainability research.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The university started a new Patel College of Global Sustainability that offers a dual degree with the Center of Entrepreneurship. http://entrepreneurship.usf.edu/programs/sustainability/ and http://sgs.usf.edu/m-a-program/section/curriculum.

School's environmental commitment 3:
We have developed a unique web based course ?Special Topics in Management and Sustainability? that provides models for greening all types of organizations. It is now required in the USF MA in Global Sustainability programs http://sgs.usf.edu/m-a-program and the masters in Sustainable Entrepreneurship program.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$41,250
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
92%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
92%
Graduate Facilitated
8%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

28%
Marketing
24%
Other
14%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

57%
South
10%
International
9%
Northeast
9%
Southwest
5%
Mid-Atlantic
5%
Midwest
5%
West

Students Say

Muma’s Collier Student Success Center, working in tandem with USF’s Career Services, “assists students with career planning, hosts corporate networking events, and coordinates workshops to help students with professional development.” Students report being sold on the program in part by the “high [job] placement rate.” In particular, students were impressed by the “100 percent job placement” rate through the “residency program” in the sports and entertainment management program. Other working students in the area appreciate the “amazing career growth opportunities” they find through Muma’s networks.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Quantitative 29%
Marketing / Sales 28%
Other 24%
Operations / Logistics 14%
Non-Profit 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 90%
Government 5%
Media / Entertainment 5%

Prominent Alumni

Rob Carter
Co-CEO & CIO, FedEx Corporation

Joey Chitwood
COO, Daytona Speedway

Mark Mondello
CEO, Jabil

Brian Lamb
Exec. VP, Fifth Third Bank

Les Muma
Founder, FiServ

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$7,669

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$1,612

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
98%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$11,216
Tuition (Out-State)
$20,600
Fees (In-State)
$37
Fees (Out-State)
$37

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$381
Tuition (Out-State)
$805
Fees (In-State)
$87
Fees (Out-State)
$108

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$15,500
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$17,000
Academic Expenses
$2,700

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
48
Part Time
86%

In State
48.0%
Out of State
52.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

25.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
19.00%
International

42% female
58% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The students at Muma are diverse, ranging broadly across “demographics and work experience.” Students find “broad…perspectives” across the “political spectrum.” A high number of working professionals in Muma’s MBA program means that the campus culture may be less community-oriented than others. As one student puts it: “Since there’s no cohort system, many students are disconnected. That being said, many students have found their own circle of peers.” But students are “very engaged in class discussions and support one another through their learning processes.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Irene Hurst
Director, Graduate Studies

Address
4202 E. Fowler Ave. BSN 3403
Loc BSN 103
Tampa, FL 33620
United States

Phone
813-974-3335

Fax
813-974-4518

Email
bsn-mba@usf.edu


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