Overview

Applicants
89
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.75
Years Work Experience
1.5
Average Age
24

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
450 - 600
GPA
3.57 - 3.90

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
December 31

Regular Application Deadline
June 1

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
15:1
Total Faculty
78

92
Full-time
28
Underrepresented Minorities
23
Female
8
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
Supply Chain Management


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 15th 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 USF Patel College of Global Sustainability continues to offer 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
$44,179
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
92%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
90%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

54%
Marketing
32%
Other
7%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

57%
South
18%
Northeast
11%
International
7%
West
4%
Midwest
4%
Southwest

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
Marketing / Sales 54% $43,900 $43,900 $30,000 $70,000
Other 32% $48,000 $46,777 $40,000 $50,000
Operations / Logistics 7% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Non-Profit 7% $38,500 $38,500 $37,000 $40,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 82% $42,000 $44,086 $30,000 $50,000
Non-profit 7% $38,500 $38,500 $37,000 $40,000
Technology 7% $49,000 $49,000 $48,000 $50,000
Media / Entertainment 4% $48,000 $48,000 $48,000 $48,000

Prominent Alumni

Rob Carter
EVP & CIO, FedEx Corporation

Joey Chitwood
COO, Daytona Speedway

Mark Mondello
CEO, Jabil

Brian Lamb
Exec. VP, Fifth Third Bank

Les Muma
Founder (retired), FiServ

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$8,393

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$1,581

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
96%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
96%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
96%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
96%

New Students Receiving Loans
43%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$8,500
Tuition (Out-State)
$16,435
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
$12,600
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,600
Academic Expenses
$900

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
52
Part Time
86%

In State
46.0%
Out of State
54.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

26.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
13.00%
International

48% female
52% 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
James Derr
Assistant Director, Admission

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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