College of Business
Opening Minds, Expanding Opportunities.

College of Business
140 7th Avenue South BAY 111
St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Phone: 727-873-4154
Fax: 727-873-4192

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Vision, Mission and Values

To be a College of Business recognized for fostering student intellectual and personal growth in a dynamic academic environment while distinguishing itself regionally and nationally in select programs.


The mission of the College of Business at USF St. Petersburg is to prepare our graduates to be effective in their future management and leadership roles in a global environment. We strive for quality education, meaningful research, ethical awareness, intellectual and cultural diversity, and practical service to the community with a focus on sustainability and innovation in a stimulating environment.


1. Continuous improvement in our programs and processes

2. Continuing development of faculty, staff, and administrators

3. An inclusive, collaborative and ethical learning environment

4. Creativity and innovation

5. Academic freedom and responsibility

6. Community and civic engagement

7. The multidisciplinary nature of management education, research, and practice

8. Sustainability and corporate responsibility as a distinct field of study in management education

9. Practical experience, lifelong learning, and the continuous development of our alumni

10. An atmosphere of collegiality and cooperation

11. The efficient use of our resources while recognizing responsibilities to various stakeholders

12. Meaningful refereed research

13. Diversity in students, faculty, and staff

14. Our students and the individual attention required to meet their academic and professional needs



*Adopted unanimously by the College of Business faculty on December 14, 2012.


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