Master of Business Administration

General

Program Description

A business administration degree is a valuable commodity in all manner of business environments—public or private, for-profit or nonprofit, large or small.

Building on business foundations in accounting, marketing, finance, economics, human resources, information systems, management, and organizational behavior, the business administration degree curriculum is enriched through practical applications, a global perspective, faculty mentors, and collaborative teams.

Whether you want to be a corporate manager, project lead, or an innovative entrepreneur, you can get there with a business administration degree from Florida Tech. Here you’ll develop a strong background in business and get hands-on experience in modern management strategies and best practices.

All accounting classes are approved by the Florida State Board of Accountancy for credit toward the requirements to take the CPA exam.

Gain Practical Experience With The Student Business Incubator

Business Administration students explore business startup as their Major Field Practicum experience in Florida Tech’s Student Business Incubator—a living, breathing center for new venture creation.

The incubator combines curriculum, facilities, and expertise to fully immerse students in a semester-long Lean LaunchPad program. This business-launching “boot camp” pushes students to speak to customers, vendors, and strategic partners as they gather resources, develop business models and launch their businesses. You are paired with highly skilled executive entrepreneurs who help you develop prototypes, raise venture capital, and become a successful entrepreneur.

Students who showcase innovative business ideas may be asked to join the Student Business Incubator. This program provides the necessary resources and guidance to nurture student business ideas into real business ventures. Through critical thinking and innovation, students have the chance to experience business outside of the classroom and business administration internships.

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Why Pursue An MBA At Florida Tech? 

Business managers now must possess not only a knack for business, but also excellent organizational and communication skills, and up-to-date knowledge in the field. Students at Florida Tech will:

  • Develop a business plan for a new start-up or small business.
  • Integrate academics with business practices through our practicum program.
  • Learn about business and management practices from a global perspective.
  • Study with a diverse international student body.
  • Discuss business issues with successful entrepreneurs and managers.

The program culture supports individual creativity, leadership, and team-building while fostering ethical decision-making and diversity. The program has many opportunities that help you graduate into a flourishing business administration career after graduation.

Emphasis On Ethics, Leadership, And Corporate Social Responsibility

The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is dedicated to educating leaders to make thoughtful decisions, set high standards, and promote corporate accountability. Undergraduate students tackle ethical challenges from both practical and professional perspectives in an annual competition and can participate in a conference that encourages students to learn from business, community, and government leaders.

Students learn about corporate social responsibility through hands-on class projects and individual service with the perspective of making an impact.

Global management program students also hone their finance and international business skills through competitions, including:

  • The Strategic Management Intercollegiate Case Competition.
  • The Cadillac Case Competition, where Florida Tech students placed fourth among 53 universities.
  • ANGA Collegiate Energy Challenge.
  • Honda CRZ Social Marketing Challenge.
  • Florida National Guard Promotion Challenge.

In addition, business administration students have worked with the university’s Women’s Business Center, the ABTA Institute (Activity-Based Total Accountability), and local industry leaders such as the Technological Research Development Authority and Clear Channel Outdoor.

Located In The Heart Of Florida’s High-Tech Corridor

Florida Tech is the perfect place for an MBA in Business Administration. The 130-acre campus is located on the Space Coast (so named because of the presence of NASA and the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral just north of us), minutes away from the Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse estuary in North America.

The area has the fifth-largest high-tech workforce in the country, with more than 5,000 high-tech corporations and government and military organizations located nearby. This workforce also provides an abundance of internship and employment opportunities.

Florida Tech is just over the causeway from the Atlantic Ocean with its 72 miles of beautiful beaches, and a short trip to the Florida Keys or the Orlando theme parks. We also have a rich campus life that includes a wide range of intramural and collegiate sports, clubs, and social activities.

Build Lasting Professional Relationships Through Campus Organizations

Beyond the classroom, business administration degree majors build leadership experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like the Society for Advancement of Management, student government, and over 100 other student organizations.

Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that seeks to recognize academic excellence, forge connections between business students around the world, and create networking opportunities for business administration internships during college (and careers after college).

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.

  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1
  • BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2

Core Courses

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

  • BUS 5421 Managerial Economics
  • BUS 5431 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 5440 Financial Management
  • BUS 5450 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 5470 Marketing Management
  • BUS 5480 Strategic Management

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.

Electives

In addition to the courses outlined above, 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

Business Administration Careers

Business administration careers include:

  • Agent
  • Business manager
  • Buyers and purchasing agent
  • Budget analyst
  • Market research analysts and marketing specialist
  • Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialist
  • Accountant or auditor (with additional education)
  • Business operation specialist
  • Credit counselor
  • Financial specialist
  • Economist
  • Operations research analyst
  • Logistician
Last updated Aug 2020

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