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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melburne, Florida Tech Online, Aberdeen, Fort Dix, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Lakehurst, Melbourne Graduate Center, National Capital Region, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Spaceport - COB, Whiteman
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended  

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a graduate professional program that emphasizes 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, academic performance, references and written statement of purpose. Although taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a requirement, it is highly recommended for admission consideration. Individuals who take the GMAT and obtain a satisfactory score can compensate for other criteria in their application (such as academic performance or work experience). Preference for graduate scholarships will be given to applicants who take the GMAT.*

General admission requirements, student classifications and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview  section. Additional requirements regarding admission and MBA requirements may be obtained from the associate dean of academics in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business.

*The GRE may be substituted.

Degree Requirements

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


Foundation Courses

The following foundation courses are required of all MBA students enrolled in their first semester at Florida Tech:


  • This two-course core sequence familiarizes students with the principle concepts and tools used in the main foundation disciplines of business, including accounting, financial statement analysis, economics, marketing, management principles, finance, business law and statistics. Students also learn how the various disciplines are integrated by completing two substantive projects. These courses can be completed in one semester and are designed not only for individuals with undergraduate degrees in business, but also for students with undergraduate degrees in other fields. Full-time international students must register for at least one additional course. For more information, international students should consult with the associate dean of academics.


  • *Florida Tech Melbourne campus fast track students who are majoring in business can substitute an additional graduate level business elective for BUS 5601 .

Core Courses

The MBA degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management. 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


In addition to the eight required courses, students are also 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.

Total Credits Required: 36

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