Overview

Applicants
435
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.50
Years Work Experience
2
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
480 - 550
GPA
3.3 - 3.7

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
June 1

Regular Application Deadline
July 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
97

81
Full-time
39
Female
23
Underrepresented Minorities
19
Part-time


Students Say

The MBA program at the University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business provides “a great, friendly place to study,” with “small class sizes” that “enhance class interaction and active participation” and a “cheap tuition” that students can’t help but appreciate. The school offers students three curricular options: a full-time program that can be completed in sixteen months, a part-time program (with “a course schedule that is excellent for the working professional”) that is typically completed in about three years, and a six-term Executive MBA program for business leaders (“the only true Saturday program in the area,” one student tells us). Roughly one-third of the student body attends full time.

In all programs, students tout the curriculum, which “is outlined with a lower core, integrated core, and principal concentration that involves three electives. The program is flexible with the electives if you wanted to do a general MBA concentration.” “Most of the classes require heavy interaction instead of just the instructor speaking,” one MBA student writes, adding, “This leads to a lot of good insight and interesting conversations.” Concentrations are available in entrepreneurship, finance, information systems management, international business, [innovation] management, marketing, and nonprofit management.

MBAs are just as sanguine about their instructors. UT Professors “are willing to give their personal cell phone numbers and adapt to office hours at the students availability.” Their only complaint is that they feel some instructors aren’t utilized “to their full potential. For example, for finance courses, it would be cool if students got a field trip to a trading floor somewhere in either Tampa, or anywhere in the U.S. Other more hands on activities like that for other majors too would be good.” Still, students generally concur that, overall, “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.” Administrators “focus on teamwork and building an environment that puts very little stress on the student.” Students also appreciate how the administration “strives to remain cutting edge by preparing students as leaders in this new global marketplace.” One student sums up, “The University of Tampa does an excellent job preparing you for the business world.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Marketing

Certificate Programs

Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Using management tools in sustainability and sustainable development, students will be able to analyze business environments and develop corporate strategies that are responsive to the multiple stakeholders of the firm. Students will analyze sustainable business practices and identify best practices in the field.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Worked with the Earth Charter U.S. to establish local criteria for sustainability in business and to set standards for the Sustainable Business Awards of Tampa Bay

School's environmental commitment 1:
The majority of cleaning products used by staff members meet standards that reduce health and environmental impacts compared to similar non-green products. These include general purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, disinfectants, floor strippers, waxes, polishes and other kinds of cleaning products.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The University of Tampa has periodically analyzed its energy utilization and systematically reviewed ways to conserve energy. UT’s most recent energy audit was completed in Sept. 2007. It focused on evaluating electricity, natural gas and water consumption and identifying savings opportunities throughout the campus. Based on a comprehensive audit, several areas have been targeted with energy saving initiatives that are being implemented as resources permit.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The University of Tampa regularly recycles – directly or through vendors – the following items: batteries (consumer and golf cart), steel, copper, old appliances, old window air conditioning units, old wiring and cabling, computers, computer monitors and cell phones. Carpet waste is returned to the mills for recycling. Photocopier and printer toner cartridges are also sent back to manufacturers or vendors for recycling.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$64,018
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
61%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
63%
Graduate Facilitated
19%
School Facilitiated
19%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
67%
Unknown Facilitiated
19%
Graduate Facilitiated
15%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

14%
Finance/Accounting
12%
Marketing
12%
Other
6%
General Management
6%
Information Technology
4%
Consulting
2%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

80%
South
6%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
Midwest
4%
International
4%
Northeast

Students Say

UT’s Office of Career Services provides Sykes MBAs with a battery of services, including assessment tests, workshops in business etiquette and business dress, one-on-one coun- seling, and job fairs. Students here praise “the professors’ desire to help students obtain careers after graduation.” Attendees of a recent on-campus career fair included ADP, Central Intelligence Agency, Chase Retirement Services, Deloitte, Franklin Templeton Investment, Geico, New York Life Insurance Company, Raymond James Financial, Syniverse Technologies Inc., Target Corporation, T. Rowe Price, The Nielsen Company, U.S. Department of State, and USAA.

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
Finance / Accounting 14% $55,000 $55,833 $42,500 $72,500
Marketing / Sales 12% $72,500 $88,083 $32,500 $200,001
Other 12% $52,500 $48,500 $32,500 $62,500
Information Technology 6% $52,500 $50,833 $42,500 $57,500
General Management 6% $85,000 $85,000 $62,500 $107,500
Consulting 4% $62,500 $62,500 $62,500 $62,500
Operations / Logistics 2% $42,500 $42,500 $42,500 $42,500
Non-Profit 2% $42,500 $42,500 $42,500 $42,500

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 16% $55,000 $55,833 $42,500 $72,500
Consulting 12% $52,500 $54,500 $47,500 $62,500
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 8% $32,500 $39,167 $32,500 $52,500
Consumer Products 6% $42,500 $45,833 $42,500 $52,500
Other 6% $102,500 $121,667 $62,500 $200,001
Government 2% $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $92,500

Prominent Alumni

Dennis Zank
COO, Raymond James

John M. Barrett
President and CEO, First Citrus Bank

Robert Weisbord
CEO, Sinclair Digital

Jack Amor
Executive Director of Corporate Relations, TECO Energy

R. Searing Merrill
President, Boykin Barnett Companies

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$14,838

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$11,298

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
61%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
71%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
57%

New Students Receiving Loans
14%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$13,995
Tuition (Out-State)
$13,995
Fees (In-State)
$80
Fees (Out-State)
$80

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$596
Tuition (Out-State)
$596
Fees (In-State)
$40
Fees (Out-State)
$40

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,810
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$7,000
Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
186
Part Time
52%

In State
75.0%
Out of State
25.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
32

Demographics

15.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
36.00%
International

44% female
56% male

Campus Life

Students Say

UT students reap the benefits of “a beautiful campus and of course, warm weather and beaches” as well as a “business building that is top notch, with up-to-date facilities.” MBAs enjoy access to “outstanding educational, professional and social events for future business leaders,” including “numerous seminars in which well-known CEOs and entrepreneurs make presentations throughout the semester. This provides excellent networking opportunities.” The MBA program hosts “numerous clubs and local activi- ties advertised weekly,” and students with the time to spare also enjoy “sporting events on and around campus.”

Not all can. About one-third of students here attend full-time, and they generally reap the benefits of the gorgeous, lively campus. The rest are part-timers, typically working full time in addition to their class work; they have little time for anything other than school assignments. The school draws a diverse student body “with people from dif- ferent cultures and countries” as well as different professional backgrounds. The school works hard to build cohorts that exploit these differences “so that everyone brings some- thing to the table. We get along great and have in-depth discussions.”

Students’ wish list for quality of life improvements include more parking facilities. One writes, “Parking has always been an issue for this school. The student population is constantly growing, thereby requiring an increase in faculty and staff. Most of the area on campus is developed with various types of buildings (administrative, classrooms, residence halls, etc.) and although there are two parking garages it is sometimes difficult to find convenient parking.” Some full-timers also feel that “day care is needed as well as the introduction of family activities in order to get spouses and children more involved in students’ lives. Many of us are so busy studying and doing assignments that our home life is highly affected.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Brent Benner
Admissions Director, Graduate and Continuing Studies

Address
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Box O
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
United States

Phone
813-253-6211

Fax
813-259-5403

Email
utgrad@ut.edu


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