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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Greeting from the Interim Dean
Gary A. Patterson, Ph.D.
Gary Patterson
Gary A. Patterson, Ph.D. Interim Dean of the College of Business


At the USF St. Petersburg College of Business we approach each day as an opportunity to act as change agents for our students and the community at large. Our goal is to help students develop the skills and maturity they need to be successful and socially responsible leaders in today's rapidly changing global environment. We know we've done our job when we witness the impact our alumni have in the community. Ultimately we see our students not just getting jobs, but creating them.

Our broad portfolio of AACSB accredited curricula across eight undergraduate majors, including the separately accredited program of accountancy, four undergraduate minors, and our US News Top Ranked MBA Program allow students to develop a solid understanding of all aspects impacting business. Faculty develop courses that incorporate real-world engagement with businesses both small and large, giving our undergrads an early opportunity to work directly with potential future employers on special projects. Closing the loop, the College of Business boasts a dedicated Career Management Office where students get help with resume writing, internship coordination, and kick-starting their career.

The upcoming construction of our new College of Business building reaffirms our commitment to the long term success of our students and community. Our new home will be an engine of innovation for the Tampa Bay region. It will give our students and alumni a place to build stronger networks, develop their ideas, and create a positive impact for years to come. The USF St. Petersburg College of Business is a true gem in the Tampa Bay community, and I welcome you to explore all it is that we have to offer.


Gary A. Patterson, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Professor of Finance


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