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Top School in Tampa for a Business Degree

Students interested in studying business in Tampa have several schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

School and Ranking Information

The institutions offering business programs in Tampa are largely 4-year non-profit and for-profit schools. Based on school type, program offerings and rankings, the following school is considered a top area school for studying business:

  • Winner: University of South Florida is a 4-year public school with a high student retention rate that offers programs in the field. The institution offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration.

School Info Chart

Category University of South Florida
Rankings Tied at #161 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Tampa, FL
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $6,410 (in-state), $17,324 (out-of-state)**
Business Administration Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 284**
Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2013 Master's (169 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 63%**
Noteworthy USF has several business student groups, including the Entrepreneurship Club and Student Finance Association***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of South Florida

University of South Florida

  • USF's business college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Business students have multiple study abroad opportunities available to them, including those for studying as well as interning
  • The Muma College of Business has several centers for learning and research, including ones for entrepreneurship and cyber security

University of South Florida's main campus in Tampa has an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, including nearly 9,000 graduate students. USF has available nearly 200 different academic programs to choose from and greater than 600 different student groups. This institution has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

The Muma College of Business' undergraduate offerings include a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science with a Business Administration major. In addition to fulfilling major requirements, students also pick up 2 minors from options including management information systems and accounting. The MBA features evening classes and allows students to choose either a sports management or supply chain management concentration. Required MBA courses include business analysis and management communication.

The business college's executive MBA requires 5 year of management experience for admissions and features weekend classes. This program can be completed in less than 2 years. Some executive MBA courses examine human behavior, management information systems and marketing. The Doctor of Business Administration can be be completed in 3 years and includes coursework on business analytics and sustainability.


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