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Business Observer Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 3 years ago

Masterful performance from area business school

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The University of Tampa's executive-level MBA program scores high marks.

A graduate-level degree program offered by the University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business has received a hearty pat on the back.

CEO Magazine ranked UT’s executive MBA (EMBA) program No. 34 out of 91 institutions worldwide that offer an EMBA course of study. In a news release issued by UT, the magazine that it stressed “fact-based criteria” in its rankings, in an effort to “cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review.”

Criteria included quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, accreditation, faculty-to-student ratio, price, international exposure, work experience, professional development, gender parity and delivery methods.

Topping the list was the EMBA program offered by the EU Business School in Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Florida International University, Jacksonville University and the University of South Florida also appear in the rankings.

“This ranking validates the increasing worldwide reputation and prestige of the Sykes College of Business and its MBA program,” states Frank Ghannadian, dean of the Sykes College of Business, in the release. “Our program is proven to help students develop the sophisticated strategic mind-set demonstrated by successful executives.”

UT’s EMBA program is targeted at professionals with seven or more years of work experience. The university also offers a traditional MBA for full-time students and a part-time/evening program for people who work during the day. It also has a “professional” MBA program for people with at least five years of work experience who want to advance their careers.

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