Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance

Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance

The Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance (KTSBF) will be home for all the Finance programs (undergraduate and graduate) across all three USF campuses and the online MBA program. The School is grounded in student success, thought leadership and community engagement. Our academic programs embrace the philosophy of a foundational education (Relevant Knowledge), experiential application of knowledge (Experiential Learning) and a commitment to student professional development (Personal Growth). Our faculty are conducting cutting-edge research in finance and related areas with significant impact on extant literature and the profession. The School will play a key role in the region’s economic development through its academic programs and community outreach. The opening of Lynn Pippenger Hall in 2017, the home for the KTSBF, is a pivotal milestone in our history. Lynn Pippenger Hall brings together students, faculty and staff, allowing for an engaged educational experience. We are grateful to Kate Tiedemann, Ellen Cotton, Lynn Pippenger and all our donors who have helped us serve our students and the community.  

I invite you to engage with the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance as we build a lasting legacy in serving the needs of our students, businesses, and the community with the level of excellence that has come to represent the University of South Florida.

Dr. Sridhar Sundaram
Tiedemann-Cotton Dean
Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
Muma College of Business

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5,627

Total First Time Individual Donors in FY19

111,114,271

FY 2018-19 Total Commitment

40,696

Total Donors in FY19