University of Tampa Sykes College of Business

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AACSB, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The Sykes College of Business carries a reputation for excellence. The College was recently included among the best programs lists by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Princeton Review, and Business Insider. All business programs at the University of Tampa are AACSB accredited. They are one out of only 19 private schools in the Southeast that carries this standard at both undergraduate and graduate level.

The C.o.B. is housed within an 80,000 square facility that offers up to date resources, a trading center, and over 1,300 data ports for high-speed access. The University also has six specialized centers and institutes that provide unique services to those enrolled in the business programs. The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center is located within the Sykes College of Business and teaches essential skills for the entrepreneurs of the future. The Institute for Sales Excellence gives those going into the field of professional selling relevant and up to date resources specific to their field. Students can also learn from the Center of Ethics and TECO Energy Center for Leadership. These Centers help students become well-rounded leaders in the ever-changing business world.


Business students have 13 majors to choose from at UT. The options include but are not limited to Business Information Technology, Financial Enterprise Systems, Management Information Systems, Cybersecurity, and Accounting. Students who choose to major in another area of study can minor in business by taking 30 credit hours of business courses through the Sykes C.o.B.

Those interested in earning an MBA can complete their degree in five distinct formats. These include Full-Time day, Part-Time evening, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, or MBA 4+1. The Full-Time program can be completed in only one year, while the Part-Time, Professional, and Executive formats are typically finished in two. The MBA 4+1 plan allows students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degree on an accelerated five-year timeline. Other graduate-level offerings include Master’s of Science in Accounting, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, and Nonprofit Management.

Student Life

There are more than 10,000 community and campus-wide events held each year at the University of Tampa. Twenty-eight food venues and over 300 clubs and organizations mean that students always have somewhere to get a bite to eat or hang out with friends. In addition to student organizations, there are also nearly 150 Leadership Programs such as the President’s Leadership Fellows, Leadership Exchange, Leadership Excursions, and ELITE Leadership Program. Internships, Study Abroad, Research Celebrations, and International programs all give UT students the ability to learn through unique experiences. Study abroad participants can learn while visiting other countries for a week, semester, or a year. Recent trips have been to Cambridge, Buenos Aires, Florence, and Rome.

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