The management degree provides students with the knowledge and specific skills required to develop and lead a global workforce. A business administration minor is available for students not pursuing a major in the College of Business.
Management is more than planning, organizing, and controlling resources; it is the direction of human effort in all facets of business, industry, and government. Therefore, in addition to human resource management, the program focuses on global organizational behavior, international business, and strategic leadership. Electives may be chosen from accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, information and technology management, and marketing.
Students in the program consult with local businesses and nonprofit organizations as part of a semester-long project. By helping organizations solve real-life problems, students gain vital skills on how to assess organizations' operations and competitive environments.
Management majors have held internships at Bank of America, Raymond James Financial, Walt Disney World, and the Port of Tampa, to name a few.
Alumni from the program are employed in management, consulting, and human resource staff positions by Citigroup, Jabil Circuit, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tech Data, TECO Energy and Verizon, among others. Furthermore, graduates of management often enroll in prestigious graduate and law schools.
What Will You Learn?
The management major is at the heart of the Sykes College of Business curriculum. It not only is the largest program, but it also provides a solid foundation for the other majors within the College. In addition to general business concepts, the program focuses on global organizational behavior, international business, and human resource management. Electives may be taken in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, and marketing.
Topics of study include:
- Strategic human resource management
- Leadership and teamwork models and best practices
- Effective corporate cultures and organizational structures in domestic and international settings
- Strategic and operational analysis and planning
- Sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics
- Assessment and development of an organization’s innovative capacity
A business administration minor is available for students not pursuing a major in the Sykes College of Business. UT management students may also supplement their studies with an interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies or a certificate in international studies.
International business and management majors enjoy the benefit of in-depth study in management coupled with an interdisciplinary global perspective, including language proficiency, cultural awareness, and education abroad experience.
Through UT and the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa, MBA students have a unique opportunity to concentrate on nonprofit management. MBA students may also choose innovation management or international business as a concentration. Earning a certificate in nonprofit management is an option for non-MBA students.
Internationally Recognized Program
The Sykes College of Business is accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), an honor held by only six percent of business schools worldwide. It is rated a top-85 graduate business school in the U.S. by Bloomberg Businessweek, and since 2007 has been named among the best business schools in the world by The Princeton Review.
UT’s management programs encourage real-world learning through client projects, internships, case studies, strategic planning, data collection, and analysis. Students consult with local businesses and nonprofit organizations as part of a semester-long capstone project. In addition to helping organizations solve real-world problems, students gain vital skills in how to assess organizations’ operations and competitive environments.
Internships and other hands-on projects take advantage of Tampa’s status as a regional center for business and finance, granting students access to institutions such as Bank of America, Disney World, Moffitt Cancer Center, the Port of Tampa, Raymond James and PwC, to name a few. Internships are arranged by a Sykes College of Business internship coordinator.
Eight hundred of the region’s community leaders serve on UT advisory boards, providing students with a world of professional connections to explore. Students also interact with the business community through in-class consulting projects, guest speakers, field trips, and UT’s Centers and Institutes, which include:
- Center for Ethics
- TECO Energy Center for Leadership
- Naimoli Institute for Business Strategy
- Lowth Entrepreneurship Center
- Florida Directors’ Institute
Management students are encouraged to participate in education abroad trips led by faculty members to locations in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Recent travel courses have explored international business communication in Dublin, Paris, Copenhagen, and Milan; the economics of poverty and income inequality in Argentina and Chile; and international management techniques in China.
The 80,000-square-foot Sykes College of Business building offers state-of-the-art resources such as the Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center, providing Bloomberg Professional™ real-time trading information for hands-on financial management experience. Students have access to the most current technology, and professors often use interactive Web-based programs to share class materials and assignments.
What Can You Do With This Major?
Management is one of the largest, most varied, and interesting areas of work in the global economy. The practice of business management in a given job can vary significantly according to the job’s specific management function and industry. Seasoned executives say one of the most important skills any professional can possess is the ability to effectively manage others. Skilled managers are in high demand. Consequently, management professionals with the right experience and credentials are some of the highest-paid employees in the world.
Successful managers are leaders and visionaries. They focus on meeting organizational goals while maintaining efficiency and addressing performance issues. Managers motivate people to take responsibility and hold them accountable for their jobs. Managers must focus on meeting goals while maintaining efficiency and addressing performance issues. UT management graduates are employed in management, consulting, and human resource staff positions by Citi, General Electric, Jabil Circuit, KPMG, The Nielsen Company, Tech Data, TECO Energy and Verizon, among many other companies.
Management students earning a B.S. degree also enroll in graduate and law schools across the country, such as Columbia University, Stetson University, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the University of Florida. Many management graduates continue their education through UT’s MBA program, choosing a concentration in innovation management, international business, or nonprofit management.
Local Freshman Admissions
- Official high school or secondary school transcript or GED results
- $40 nonrefundable application fee
- SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed guidance counselor recommendation form or recommendation letter from a teacher (not required if you graduated from high school more than two years ago)
- Official college/university transcripts for any credits completed
Undergraduate International Admissions
- Official transcripts for all secondary school or college coursework, with grades translated into English ("Official" means that you must request your school to send your transcript directly to the UT Office of Admissions. If that is impossible, send a copy that has been certified by your school as a "true copy" of the original after it is copied. An official at your school should sign the document as "true copy of the original.")
- $40 nonrefundable application fee
- Essay, written in English (not required if you already graduated from high school and have completed some college credits)
- Completed guidance counselor recommendation form (first-year students only)
- Proof of English proficiency (please submit one of the following):
- TOEFL: the minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based)
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5
- DuoLingo: the minimum acceptable score is 105. The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken online via a computer with a webcam and microphone. The test includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with The University of Tampa when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
- Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.
- Proof of available funds to cover expenses for the first year of study
- Essay (first-year students only)
- Copy of biographical page of your passport (if available)
- International Student Clearance Form (if currently studying in the U.S.)
Note: For special circumstances, additional documentation may be required in all categories.
The deadlines for Bachelors are as follows:
- November 15 - Early Action I deadline; decision by December 15
- January 15 - Early Action II deadline; decision by February 15
- March 1 - Regular Decision deadline; decision by April 1
- March 2 - Applications completed after March 1 are evaluated on a rolling basis
The average cost for full-time undergraduate students
|Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester):||$28,802|
|Mandatory Fees (required):||$2,082|
|Room and Board (double room, 15 meals per week):||$11,526|
|Average Cost of Books (per year):||$1,500|
About the School
The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business is a leading private institution focused on the development of tomorrow’s global leaders. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our AACSB acc ... Read More