USFSP’s Online MBA Ranked No. 18 in Nation, No. 3 in Florida

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U.S. News & World Report ranked the Online MBA Program at USF St. Petersburg among the nation’s top 10 percent in its 2017 survey of Best Online MBA Programs. Of the 180 ranked universities, USFSP ranks No. 18 in the nation and No. 3 in Florida behind the University of Florida and Florida State University. The rankings were based on five general categories: Student Engagement, Admissions Selectivity, Peer Reputation, Faculty Credentials and Training, and Student Services and Technology. USFSP’s program scored especially well in Faculty Credentials and Training, landing at No. 1 in Florida.

“The program is grounded in a tradition of quality, with online courses that are taught by the same highly-credentialed faculty who teach our face-to-face graduate courses,” said USFSP Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. “This latest ranking is again a tribute to the dedication and talents of the faculty and staff at the Kate Tiedemann College of Business.”

USFSP’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business is accredited by AACSB International in both Business and Accounting, a distinction held by only 1 percent of business schools globally.

“Much like our traditional MBA students, online students continue to engage in rigorous group projects and case discussions in their coursework,” said Sridhar Sundaram, dean of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business. “We work hard to maintain the same level of student-engagement in our online courses, meeting national standards of Quality Matters certification.”

USFSP’s Online MBA students have the option of taking some classes on campus. Courses are offered in eight-week sessions, allowing students to complete the program at a part-time pace. Additionally, USFSP offers a suite of MBA Essentials modules, which provides a fast-tracked alternative to non-business students who may be missing prerequisite courses.

Recent USFSP MBA graduates are employed at international companies, with many landing at Florida’s top corporations, including Raymond James, Franklin Templeton, Wells Fargo, Nielsen, and Jabil. The average base salary for recent MBA recipients is $63,000.