Signature Programs

Overview

25 Under 25

The 25 Under 25 program recognizes 25 outstanding undergraduate student leaders of the College of Business under the age of 25. Students chosen must be individuals who have excelled in academics, professional development, leadership, and community/campus service early in their collegiate careers.

Bulls Business Community

Bulls Business Community residents are all members of the BBN, so building friendships with peers who share common interests and goals is easier. From day one, students can socialize with people who have similar classes, goals, and schedules. Common areas of the hall provide an opportunity to socialize, plus there are all the perks of campus life nearby.

Business Case Competitions

In the competitions, students work on a “live case”: a situation facing a company dealing with real-time strategic and/or operating challenges and opportunities. For the in-house competitions, students apply for one of 20-30 slots in the competition. A team of faculty selects the top students from the applicant pool, who then form 4-6 teams of five students each.

Business Honors Program

Exclusively for the nation’s best and most motivated learners, this highly selective program provides talented students with opportunities to learn from USF’s best faculty. USF’s Business Honors Program blends rigorous coursework and research activities with special residential, service, international, and applied learning opportunities found inside and outside of the classroom.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The USF Center for Entrepreneurship is a nationally-ranked, multidisciplinary, campus-wide center focusing on entrepreneurial education, training, and research. By using innovative, interdisciplinary approaches, the center provides opportunities for students in the fields of business, engineering, health sciences, and sustainability.

Corporate Mentor Program

The Corporate Mentor Program, exclusively for USF business students, has partnered with Tampa Bay's executives to create a program to help. Volunteers in the Corporate Mentor Program are business professionals who provide guidance and opportunities for these first generation Bulls, such as the opportunity to shadow an executive at a Chamber of Commerce meeting, or the chance to tag along on a corporate presentation.

Practicum Internship

Today's businesses are challenged with finding and retaining great employees. Today's students place priority on finding and keeping a great job. The win/win solution is epitomized in the College of Business Marketing Practicum course.

Student Managed Investment Fund

The Student Managed Investment Fund is an educational 'business' housed in the College of Business. The investment fund offers motivated, well-prepared students the opportunity to participate in simulated financial management strategies and decisions as well as to manage 'real money in real time.'