The AACSB-accredited Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida is all about “transforming minds: transforming business.” Through renowned faculty research endeavors, rigorous curriculum, engagements with professionals and corporations, and active, experiential learning opportunities, Muma fosters innovative, creative, and analytical problem-solving skills. These skills qualify students to embark upon global business issues and provide beneficial solutions.
Bachelors degree students can major in Finance, Advertising, Business Analytics & Information Systems, Accounting, Global Business, Management, Personal Financial Planning, or Marketing. There is also a Pre-Med Dual Degree with Biomedical Sciences. Students pursuing a graduate degree can work towards a Masters in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Applied Technologies, Management, Accountancy, Business Analytics & Information Systems, an MBA in Sport & Entertainment Management, an Executive MBA, or the Weekend Executive Masters in Business Analytics & Information Systems. Doctoral students can earn a Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentrations in Information Systems, Accountancy, Finance, or Marketing, or a Doctor of Business Administration degree.
Many students need financial assistance to afford a degree, and there are a variety of options provided, including scholarships, grants, and the Business Ethics Initiative, which awards qualifying students for exemplifying ethical standards. Immersing oneself into a different culture and learning about how they live, seeing how business is conducted and managed, and even personal reflection can be a life-changing adventure for business students. Whether it is a semester in Chile, Sweden, or Japan, summer in Florence, or Ireland, or an international internship in Prague, students gain an incredible global perspective.
First-year students can take advantage of the Business Living Learning Community, where they live with other business students and participate in an accumulation of academic, social, and networking activities. Another way to engage in these same types of activities is through participation in the many business student organizations. These groups include the Accounting Society, Actuarial Society, Advertising Club, American Marketing Association, Women in Business Society, Student Business Services, Global Business Society, Business Honors Society Association, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc, ENACTUS, and Phi Chi Theta.
To aid in professional insight and development, students can take part in the Corporate Mentor Program and shadow business professionals at their job, in meetings, or presentations. Students can find great success in their educational endeavors with the help of the Collier Student Success Center, which also helps the student develop professionally through career planning, workshops, networking events, and internship opportunities. Other College of Business Centers give students access to research, hands-on experiences, and community outreach in areas like cybersecurity, analytics & creativity, business communications, entrepreneurship, collaborative projects, marketing & sales, supply chain management & sustainability, and small business development.
The online Master of Business Administration degree offers concentrations in Data Analytics; Cybersecurity; or Compliance, Risk, & Anti-Money Laundering.