Two USF Business Programs Among Best in U.S. Says Women 3.0 Magazine

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2008) – Two business programs at the University of South Florida in Tampa have been cited by Women 3.0 magazine as among the best programs in the nation for women. USF is the only Florida school to be included in the magazine’s ranking of Top 50 Executive MBA programsfor women as well as its roster of Top 50 MBA programs for Entrepreneurship programsfor women. The rankings will be included in the February/March issue of Women 3.0.

This is the second time in recent months that a business program at USF in Tampahas been ranked nationally; USF’s program for budding entrepreneurs was recently included in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Ten listing.

Women 3.0 based the ranking on several criteria, including: a heavy focus in accounting, operations, marketing, management and finance; talent of the program’s faculty; a customizable degree with a variety of electives; close proximity to a major business hub; and flexible schedules for working students and executives.

College of Business Dean Robert Forsythesaid such rankings confirm that the program’s reputation as a premier program for working professionals in the Tampa Bay area. “We are pleased that Women 3.0 has determined that our EMBA and entrepreneurship programs are indeed among the best in the nation. The recognition is a testament to the high quality of education at the College of Business,” he said.

Women 3.0 is a business, investing, and wealth-building resource for women, which provides business information and advice to professionals and executives in the business sector. It also provides information on careers, entrepreneurship, fiscal management and education for women in business.

The University of South Florida’s College of Business is accredited by the AACSB and offers six master’s degree programs, including a part-time, full-time, and weekend Executive MBA program.

The University of South Florida is among the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community engaged public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is one of Florida's top three research universities. USF was awarded more than $300 million in research contracts and grants last year. The University offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The University has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 45,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

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