May 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business


Dean Theodore R. Richardson III, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, Academics
Enrique M. Perez, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Online and Off-Campus Programs
Christian J. Sonnenberg, Ph.D.

DBA Program Chair
Emily Martinez Vogt, Ph.D.

Industry Education Programs
Thomas J. Stauffacher, M.S., Director

Professors

LuAnn G. Bean, Ph.D.; accounting choice decisions, financial reporting and valuation, internal auditing, information technology

Anthony J. Catanese, Ph.D.; president emeritus, real estate finance, architecture, urban planning

B. Andrew Cudmore, Ph.D.; quality perceptions, internet marketing, persuasion knowledge, customer-salesperson interaction, store brand management, customer complaining behavior

Theodore R. Richardson III, Ed.D.; strategy, marketing strategy, leadership

Michael H. Slotkin, Ph.D.; international economics, strategic trade policy, managerial economics, environmental and resource economics

Abram L.J. Walton, Ph.D.; organizational and human behavior, leadership, motivation, high-performance work teams, industrial design, lean enterprise, product life cycle management, intellectual property, technology innovation, entrepreneurship

Associate Professors

Darrell N. Burrell, D.H.Ed.; health-care management, leadership coaching, human resources, marketing, management

Najy Daher, Ph.D.; Education Center director, Orlando; management

Ivonne A. Delgado-Perez, Ph.D.; PHR, SHRM-CP; management, human resources management, entrepreneurship

Amitabh S. Dutta, Ph.D.; finance, corporate policy, investments, portfolio performance, pedagogy

Edward Haberek Jr., Ph.D.; management

Robert R. Schaller Sr., Ph.D.; public policy, community development, program management

Denise V. Siegfeldt, Ph.D.; management, organizational development, public administration

Christian J. Sonnenberg, Ph.D.; web usability, mobile accessibility, human-computer interaction, adaptive interfaces, software engineering

Alexander R. Vamosi, Ph.D.; economic impact assessment, ecotourism, monetary policy, economic growth

Assistant Professors

Charles Bryant, DBA; international business, international strategy, international entrepreneurship, regionalization, globalization, global finance

Jeffrey D. Cerny, DBA; management

Keiron E. Hylton, J.D.; creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, philosophy of education, leadership, strategic planning, corporate strategy and governance, growth models, mergers, acquisitions

Robert F. Keimer, DBA; entrepreneurship, supply chain management, project management

Vicky Knerly, DBA; management

Fengkun Liu, Ph.D.; social networks, recommender systems, mobile application adoption

Alina Malkova, Ph.D.; labor economics, economic financial markets, economics and entrepreneurship

Angel R. Otero, Ph.D.; CPA, accounting information systems, financial audits, internal controls, information systems auditing, information security auditing, risk assessments

Jignya Patel, Ph.D.; software testing, information technology integration, boundary-spanning behavior

Enrique M. Perez, Ph.D.; health management, public administration, strategic management, corporate social responsibility

Steven Rivet, DBA; corporate strategy, marketing

Penny Vassar, Ph.D.; online learning, educational leadership, management

Emily Martinez Vogt, Ph.D.; higher education leadership and governance, institutional outreach policies and practices, college transitions, employment transitions, qualitative research studies

Visiting Professors

John C. Barranti, Ed.D.; organizational behavior and development, human resources management, interpersonal relations

Jonathan Reed, DBA; strategic management, entrepreneurship, business development, negotiations, project management

Instructors

Trudie J. Infantini, MBA; accounting

Lynne Mims, MBA; sport management, marketing

Tim Muth, MBA; international business

Thomas J. Stauffacher, M.S.; industry education programs

Participating Faculty

William Northcutt, Ph.D.

Professors Emerita

S. Ann Becker, Ph.D.; Carolyn J. Fausnaugh, Ph.D.; Joan Wiggenhorn, Ph.D.

Professors Emeriti

Norman W. Chlosta, MPA; David E. Clapp, Ph.D.; John F. Clark, Ph.D.; Gerald F. Goldberg, Ph.D.; A.T. Hollingsworth, Ph.D.; A.L. Holt, Ph.D.; T. Roger Manley, Ph.D.; Ronald L. Marshall, Ph.D.; John S. Patton, DBA; F. Robert Searle, DBA; K.C Zieg Jr., Ph.D.

Mission Statement and Overview

Curricula in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business are designed to develop and expand a student’s skills and capabilities in preparation for successful leadership in today’s dynamic business environment. The programs provide foundational knowledge in all areas of business and expose students to ethical decision-making and being responsive to a rapidly changing global workplace. Additionally, each student in the college becomes involved in research that provides exposure to interrelationships inherent in a knowledge-based competitive environment.

On-campus undergraduates experience real-world challenges through a program that requires a hands-on work assignment during the senior year. This program is assisted by the college’s advisory board, whose charter is to support the programs of the college and make available opportunities for students to prepare for their professional careers.

The college is a member of the Southeast U.S. Higher Education Consortium for International Business, a partnership between colleges and universities in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina that shares information, faculty development, teaching material preparation, and proposal and grant writing.

The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is a member with accredited programs of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). A list of accredited business programs can be found on the Accreditation and Memberships webpage. The master of business administration-project management degree program is also accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

The faculty of the college are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of their disciplines and to offer students the chance to grow and reach their full potential. The small class sizes and activities available to the students create a close student-faculty relationship from the first class all the way to graduation.

The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business offers a variety of discipline-based programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All programs include a global perspective of today’s economy and the use of technology in furthering the business enterprise. Programs are provided in three delivery modes: on campus, at off-campus education centers and online. All emphasize the quality of instruction and the best preparation possible for business students preparing for one of the most exciting professional careers available today.

The college offers online associate degrees and a number of bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. Courses are open to those seeking degrees as well as those wishing to take selected subjects for professional development. Degree requirements can be met by a combination of Florida Tech courses, transfer credits from other accredited institutions and transfer credits from certain military schools for those courses designated by Florida Tech.

Accelerated Business Programs

Accelerated business programs offered by the college provide focused students the opportunity to finish a degree faster and decrease the cost when compared with a standard-paced approach.

Beyond the traditional four-year bachelor’s degree, new students interested in business may choose one of the following options:

  • Three-Year Program: Complete a bachelor’s degree in business in three years.
  • Four-Year (3+1) Programs: Complete a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in four years, or complete a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Accounting and Financial Forensics in four years and be ready to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure exam.
  • Five-Year (4+1) Programs: Complete either the B.S. to MBA or B.S. to M.S. program as described above in five years.

Students work with their advisor to design a program plan that fulfills all degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to enroll in one of Florida Tech’s accelerated business programs must meet standard undergraduate freshman or transfer admission requirements and be admitted to and enroll in a full-time, on-campus degree program.

It is recommended that students who wish to accelerate the bachelor’s degree have scored a combined (evidence-based reading and writing and math) SAT of 1200 or composite ACT of 25 or higher. However, all admitted Florida Tech business students are encouraged to discuss acceleration with an advisor. Admission does not require the GMAT or the GRE.

To transition seamlessly from the accelerated bachelor’s degree to one of the accelerated master’s degree programs, a student must:

  • Be a declared business major
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete the bachelor’s coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed 78 credit hours toward their undergraduate degree

Transfer Credit

A possible three semester hours of transfer credit will be allowed and is consistent with current university policy regarding transfer credit. The transfer course must be from an accredited university or an approved military equivalent and must have an earned grade of B or better.

Minor Programs

Minors in accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management, management, and management information systems are offered through the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. The intent of the minor is to encourage and recognize focused study outside the student’s major. Therefore, no more than 9 credit hours of the minor may be named courses in the major and at least 9 credit hours of the minor must be taken at Florida Tech. Additional restrictions may be placed on the minor. Requests to pursue the minor will require approval by both the major and minor program chairs.

The minor will be indicated on the student’s transcript and resulting diploma. A minor program GPA of at least 2.0 is required to receive recognition for the minor on the student’s diploma, and the minor is only awarded at the same time as the major. The request for a minor must be made before filing the petition to graduate and must be indicated on the petition.

A complete policy statement regarding minors can be found under Undergraduate Academic Information .

Research

Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Development (CENBD), Dr. Robert Keimer, Director: The center integrates entrepreneurial education, training and research in pursuit of enterprise creation, sustainability and growth. The center fosters partnerships among students, faculty, community members and entrepreneurs. These partnerships support an educational environment bridging theory and practice in pursuit of early-stage innovation, business leadership and new business ventures. The center encompasses Momentum, the Student Business Incubator (SBI) and the Entrepreneurial Training Services (ETS) program. Momentum offers students physical space, resources, guidance and mentorship, access to financial capital and education directed at assistance in launching student-owned businesses. The ETS program offers entrepreneurs intensive training on business development, supported by business faculty, community leaders and business area experts. The center offers students a variety of extracurricular activities and events targeting the need for new venture creation knowledge. These events include a series of Entrepreneur-in-Residence talks, business plan competitions and cross-disciplinary hackathons.

Center for Innovation Management and Business Analytics (CIMBA), Dr. Abram L.J. Walton, Director: The mission of the center is to serve as an interdisciplinary center for the development of national and international research on, certification in, and the dissemination of, education and best practices related to the science, management and practice of innovation, and the use of business analytics concepts, processes and practices in industry.

Center for Ethics and Leadership, Dr. Theodore Richardson III, Director: The center promotes the practice of ethical behavior and effective leadership through activities providing a forum for research, discussion and a better understanding of ethics and leadership among all stakeholders in society. The objectives of the center are achieved by organizing and participating in events such as conferences, guest speaker appearances, publishing written materials and student competitions. The center seeks to continually promote the importance of ethical behavior and leadership in society in both domestic and international environments.

weVENTURE Women’s Business Center

Kathryn Rudloff, Executive Director

weVENTURE Women’s Business Center (WBC) is a program of the Bisk College of Business, funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration. weVENTURE WBC offers a wide range of programs and services to support the economic prosperity of the community through the growth of small businesses. weVENTURE offers a customized business mentoring program called IGNITE 360®, business coaching and one-on-one counseling sessions, business education workshops, technical assistance, and networking opportunities. For more information, visit the weVENTURE website

Programs

Associate of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Nondegree

Certification

Master of Business Administration

Master of Public Administration

Master of Science

Doctor of Business Administration