About the College
Points of Pride
The USF Muma College of Business boasts one of the nation's best accounting schools, a top-ranked entrepreneurship center, a nationally-ranked MBA program, and world-class research faculty. The USF Muma College of Business and Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy are separately accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The hallmark of excellence in business education, AACSB's Board of Directors reaffirmed USF's accreditation in 2013, one of just 185 institutions worldwide certified for quality in both overall business and accounting programs. Overall, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked USF's part-time MBA program 32nd in the nation among both private and public universities in 2016. The USF Muma College of Business is ranked No. 16 nationwide in Military Times' Best for Vets roster in 2016 for business education. Our Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked No. 10 nationwide by Entrepreneur magazine and the Princeton Review, naming the center the best graduate program in the Southeast in 2016-2017.
- The University of South Florida part-time MBA program is also ranked No. 102 nationwide
by U.S. News and World Report in 2016.
- USF's Online Graduate Business Program in Management Information System is ranked
No. 22 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's Online Education Program in 2016.
- The University of South Florida's Center for Entrepreneurship was the only Florida
school on the list of the nation's best entrepreneurship education programs for 2016- 2017. The rankings have placed the center in the top 25 for the past 10 consecutive years.
- According to U.S.News and World Report, there is 100% job placement for Sport MBA
graduates from 2014 to 2016.
- The Muma College of Business' Marketing Department is ranked among the top 60 departments worldwide in terms of research productivity from 2014-2016, according to the University of Texas-Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings.
Additional Points of Pride
- USF has the first Business Honors Program in Florida, helping the university to recruit high achieving students from across
the nation. The average high school GPA for incoming Business Honors Program students
was 4.04, with an average ACT score of 27.5 and average SAT score of 1220. All graduates
of the Business Honors Program held internships and have a study abroad experience.
For the last three years, every Business Honors Program student has had a job or acceptance
to a graduate program a graduation. The Bulls Business Community – a living learning
center for honors students and other top performers – has been the home for 512 students
since its inception in 2007.
- This year, the Corporate Mentor Program served 123 first-generation college students. Additionally, program staff hosted
65 events for the students and/or mentors, helping prepare them for the workplace.
30 Corporate Mentor participants received $84,000 in scholarships . For consecutive
semesters, 100 percent of all graduating seniors who were active in the program were
either placed in meaningful jobs in their chosen field of study or had elected to
attend graduate school. Seven of the students selected for the 25 Under 25 program
were Corporate Mentor Program participants.
- Business students explore the world as part of their USF educational experience. More than a quarter of all USF students who took advantage of summer study abroad excursions were business majors. In the 2015- 2016 school year, 161 business majors participated in the study abroad programs. Together, the USF Muma College of Business and the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy awarded $101,250 in study abroad scholarships from private contributions. Some of these trips gave students the chance to explore established marketplaces and visit with global business leaders in distant locations such as China, England, Italy and India. Some students took part in semester-long exchange programs at internationally respected institutions.