Welcome from the Associate Dean for Graduate & Certificate Programs
Alison Watkins, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate & Certificate Programs
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Business, I thank you for your interest in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
This globally ranked and AACSB-accredited MBA program is well recognized for preparing students for socially responsible business leadership roles in the global environment of the 21st Century.
We are situated on beautiful Bayboro Harbor in downtown St. Petersburg and welcome students from diverse educational, cultural, and business backgrounds. We are the only program in Florida to offer MBA Essentials, an intensive series of courses designed for students without a recent undergraduate degree in business. Successfully completing these sessions prepares students for our MBA Program with its innovative core classes, emphasizing functional skills in business administration. In addition to the core courses, students can gain advanced knowledge and expertise via concentrations in key areas of business such as: Finance, Marketing Strategy, Management, International Business, and more. Students with backgrounds in accounting may earn credits toward requirements for the CPA exam while choosing MBA concentrations in Forensic Accounting and Taxation.
Your MBA from the USF St. Petersburg will prepare you for a lifetime of opportunities, not just your next job. We understand the importance of the right preparation involving more than functional business knowledge. We offer you the leadership skills, taught with a combination of traditional and interdisciplinary approaches along with opportunities for experiential learning and study abroad, which will prepare you to meet the complex challenges of the ever-changing business environment.
To learn how an MBA from USF St. Petersburg can help you achieve your career goals, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 727-873-4622 to schedule an appointment.