Dean Dr. James Curran

JimCurran2015Thank you for your interest in the College of Business at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Please take a look around our website and we believe you will find a lot to like about the education you can receive at USFSM.

One of the things that you will notice is that we are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which is the hallmark of excellence in business education that has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. You will find that we offer bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Finance, General Business, Information Technology, Management, and Marketing and we also offer a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).

A key to the high quality education you will receive at USFSM is our world-class faculty. Our faculty are acknowledged experts in their fields, caring teachers, and accomplished researchers. The student to faculty ratio on our campus is about 13 to 1 meaning that our classes are relatively small and our students will work closely and directly with faculty to complete their courses. With regard to research, our faculty members have published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles that have been cited more than 8,000 times by other researchers. Most importantly, all of our faculty have joined USFSM to help our students succeed in the courses they take here and in the professions they choose to pursue after they graduate.

As a student in the College of Business you will find that our local business community is also invested in providing you the best business education possible. Business leaders from across the region visit our classes as guest speakers, work with our students on projects, discuss business issues, provide internships, and hire our graduates. There are many opportunities for our students to learn about business in meaningful ways both in and out of the classroom and to investigate the opportunities that may await them as graduates of USFSM.

If you are looking for a complete business education in one of the most beautiful places you will find, take a close look at what we offer. If you would like to learn more about our College of Business or the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee or set up a visit to our campus, please feel free to contact me or our admissions advisors.

Dr. James Curran, Dean
Phone: 941-359-4605
Curriculum Vitae