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2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.


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Major Code: 8300 Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, online, blended online, off-site Admission Status: Graduate
Admission Materials: Résumé/CV, transcripts

Location(s): Florida Tech Online; main campus - Melbourne; Orlando, Fla.; Spaceport, Fla.

Note: Not all specializations are available at all campuses.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a graduate professional program that emphasizes the breadth of preparation in the various competencies required of business executives. The MBA program is ideally suited not only for individuals with undergraduate degrees in business but also for individuals with undergraduate degrees in other fields who have career goals that demand the competitive edge of quality graduate education in managerial decision-making.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the master of business administration program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Applicants who are graduates of non-business programs are also encouraged to apply. An applicant is assigned an advisor soon after acceptance into the MBA program and should meet with the advisor to prepare a program plan outlining the courses needed for the MBA degree.

The admissions decision is based on a review of the application documentation including work experience and academic performance.

A GMAT or GRE is not required but will be accepted as an additional source to review. 

Degree Requirements

The MBA degree is conferred on a student who has successfully completed 36 credit hours of required and specialization courses as listed on the student’s approved Graduate Program Plan.

Curriculum


Program Prerequisites


The following foundation courses are considered prerequisites to this program and will be waived for any student with an undergraduate degree in business or who has taken undergraduate courses in accounting, economics and finance with a minimum grade of B.

Core Courses (18 Credit Hours)


The MBA degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management, and an additional two directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) chosen with the approval of the faculty advisor. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today’s rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis

Directed Electives


Six credit hours of directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) are required if BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1  and BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2  are waived.

Areas of Specialization (12 Credit Hours)


Accounting


Rooted in the case method approach, the accounting specialization offers a uniquely collaborative, hands-on education. This specialization covers accounting policy. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

Accounting and Finance


The accounting and finance specialization covers strategic cost management and financial management policy as well as the core business fundamentals. Offered through Florida Tech online only.

Business Administration


Students are required to take four elective courses (three credit hours each). Electives can be taken with the faculty advisor’s approval from other graduate-level offerings in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business or other colleges or academic units.

  • Approved electives (12 credit hours)

Cybersecurity


The cybersecurity specialization provides the high-level knowledge and range of skills to meet the challenges of today’s enterprise security needs. Students will gain valuable knowledge in risk management, security operations management, evaluating security threats, and managing a business focused on cybersecurity services. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

Finance


The finance specialization covers a variety of subjects including investment management and cost management policy. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

Healthcare Management


The healthcare management specialization provides both current and potential managers information regarding legal aspects of healthcare, financial management in healthcare organizations, information technology in healthcare, and planning and marketing in healthcare institutions. The skills provided are applicable to the many different healthcare organizations in our society. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

Information Technology Management


This specialization uses case study analysis and exercises in leadership and teamwork skills. In addition to the core business fundamentals, it provides the successful student specialized skills in strategic information technology and management. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

International Business


The international business specialization provides managers with the skill set and knowledge necessary to lead organizations in today’s competitive and increasingly globalized workplace. Offered on Florida Tech’s main campus in Melbourne, Florida, only.

Management


The management specialization offers a uniquely collaborative, hands-on education, and covers a variety of subjects including multinational business policy, entrepreneurship and operating management. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

Marketing


The marketing specialization covers a variety of subjects including consumer behavior, multinational business policy and market research. Behavioral concepts and quantitative methods from a marketing management point of view are covered. The specialization combines academic principles with practical, real-world applications to result in a solid business foundation. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

Project Management


The project management specialization covers fluency in project management concepts and stresses application through case studies and projects. The specialization prepares students to sit for the Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification examination. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

Project Management in Information Technology


The specialization provides the high-level knowledge and range of skills required to meet the challenges of today’s enterprise security needs. Students gain valuable knowledge in IT operations management, emerging technologies, risk management, software lifecycles, agile development and managing all aspects of an IT project or program. Offered through Florida Tech Online only.

Choose four courses from the following: 

Total Credits Required: 36


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