University of South Florida, Muma College of Business

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USF Muma College of Business Boasts Top Data Analytics Program

Students looking for quality business programs in the United States can find everything they are looking for at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. Its Tampa Bay location means students have access to internship and practical learning experiences that only a vibrant metropolitan area could provide. Studying in Florida also means students enjoy great weather year round, study at a major university located in relative proximity to Brazil, and have opportunities for easy direct flights home.

USF is the ninth largest university in the US and the USF Muma College of Business is one of its largest colleges. The college is home to one of the America’s best accounting schools, a nationally ranked part‐time MBA program, a top‐notch entrepreneurship program, and comprehensive business programs ‐ all led by world‐class faculty.

“Here we do more than disseminate information,” explained Associate Dean for Research and Professional Programs, Professor Kaushal Chari. “We produce graduates who are not only ready for today’s workplace, but who are also trained to be forerunners in tomorrow’s workforce.”

USF Muma College of Business offers eight business programs at the undergraduate level. Graduate programs include two doctoral programs, an MBA, Executive MBA, an MBA‐MS in Sport & Entertainment Management, and various Master of Science degrees. One of its most sought‐after programs is the Master of Science in Management Information Systems, which specializes in analytics and business intelligence.

“Our learning is driven by creativity and powered by analytics,” said Mr. Chari. “Drawing upon the expertise of our information systems and marketing faculty, the USF Muma College of Business is poised to build interdisciplinary centers of excellence in business intelligence, creativity, analytics, and supply chain management.” USF was one of the first US universities to participate in the Science without Borders program and, in 2012, it was selected by the Institute of International Education to promote exchanges with Brazilian institutions of higher education.

Engagement with Brazil is indeed very strong, both in the surrounding community and at the university. Tampa is the sister city of Porto Alegre and many Brazilian companies have branches in the Tampa Bay area.

Currently, 104 USF faculty members are engaged with Brazil in areas such as research, teaching, and conference participation. And with partnership agreements with seven Brazilian institutions, there has been a steady increase in the enrollment of Brazilian students over the past few years. In 2014, the college hosted 67 Brazilians and Mr. Chari hopes to increase this number to 150 over the next two to three years.

Brazilian students will find themselves in good company at USF, especially with the various integration and support services designed to make them feel right at home from the moment they arrive in Tampa.


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