MBA Can Turbocharge Career, Job Security
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Professional athletes know to target their training to gain an edge over the competition. That philosophy also applies in the business world, where anyone interested in an advantage over a crowded marketplace can gain an edge with a master’s degree in business administration or MBA.
An MBA not only can turbocharge a career but also results in increased job security, not to mention networking opportunities for career advancement.
Whether the career goal is to rise up the ranks of a major corporation or to advance the mission of a nonprofit, a master’s degree in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology provides students with cutting-edge knowledge in the field, as well as with the organizational, communication and leadership skills necessary for success in any business environment.
Florida Institute of Technology, internationally recognized for its STEM degrees, is also the go-to university for an MBA. Employers know that graduates of the MBA program at Florida Tech’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business possess considerable skills and business acumen.
The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and the Schools Commission on Colleges. The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business has earned specialized accreditation for its business programs, including the MBA, through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, or IACE, an accreditation that recognizes business education excellence and academic quality.
“We are dedicated to educating leaders so they can make thoughtful decisions, set high standards and promote corporate accountability,” said Dr. Theodore Richardson, dean of the Bisk College of Business.
Students can opt for the on-campus experience in a busy university located in Florida’s high-tech corridor, a thriving business environment that boasts more than 5,000 high-tech corporations and government organizations, or they can earn their degree online at their pace from their home anywhere in the world, without putting their careers on hold.
The 130-acre campus offers a wide range of cultural, sports and social activities in an area just minutes from the beach and an hour from the Orlando theme parks. MBA students can also participate in annual Study Abroad opportunities that connect them with international industry leaders.
The current job prospects for MBAs encompass a wide range of opportunities and include budget analyst, product director, market research analyst, chief executive officer, entrepreneur accountant or auditor, director of operations, business owner, buyer or purchasing agent, economist and logistician, among others.
Both in-person and online, Florida Tech’s Master of Business administration combines academic principles with real-world applications to train well-rounded business professionals.
The comprehensive curriculum provides strong core knowledge in topics such as managerial economics, financial management, organizational behavior, statistical analysis and risk assessment. The course study required students to create a real-world business plan that encompasses a case study with a balanced budget.
“Our program has grown from under 60 students to over 200 over the last three years based on the strength and diversity of our faculty and our capacity to tailor unique delivery options to meet untapped demand,” said Dr. Enrique Perez, who directs the on-campus MBA.
A Reputation for Excellence
In 2021 rankings by the Princeton Review, the online MBA is listed among the Top 50 programs nationwide, based on data that includes career outcomes, technological infrastructure, academic rigor and cost and affordability.
“We strongly recommend Florida Tech as an outstanding choice for anyone aspiring to earn an MBA online,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review.
“Florida Tech’s program is exceptionally strong academically, and it maximizes technology that enables students to interact with and learn from faculty and students all over the world.”
Students can choose trending fields of industry specialization that include cybersecurity, healthcare and marketing, among several others.
Kareme Thomas, a graduate of Florida Tech’s MBA program, knew the school was the perfect fit from the beginning.
“I rapidly became amazed to see how professional, organized, helpful and inviting the entire structure was,” said Thomas.
“My professions, academic advisors, technical support staff and administrative staff all worked together to not only ease but erase all the tension and doubt I experienced, allowing me to focus on the task at hand.”
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