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The Student Business Incubator assists students in creating their own businesses while earning an education at Florida Tech. It combines the experience of highly innovative engineering and science students with the knowledge of process driven business students.
Check out the Student Business Incubator Website to learn about the great opportunities, facilities and companies that students have already created and developed!
Time for a Higher Education
Times Higher Education ranks Florida Tech in the Top 200 Universities in the World! Additionally, Florida Tech was noted for a score of 99 out of a possible 100 in the citations category, making it #10 in the world for citations.
Check out more of Florida Tech's rankings and accolades.
The Florida Tech Women's Business Center was awarded the 2012 Women's Business Center of Excellence Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, recognizing it for outstanding innovation and small business advocacy.
Learn more about the Women's Business Center.
Careers in Leadership & Social Responsibility
A BS in business administration, leadership and social responsibility from Florida Tech provides a solid foundation to pursue exciting careers in leadership and social responsibility anywhere around the world.
A business administration degree is a valuable commodity in any business environment–public or private, for-profit or nonprofit, large or small. If you're interested in fostering ethical decision-making and becoming a leader that makes thoughtful decisions, sets high standards and promotes corporate accountability, then any number of careers in leadership and social responsibility are for you.
Whether you embark on a leadership career immediately after graduation or wait to complete graduate school, a Florida Tech degree will prepare you well for opportunities in commerce, industry, government or international law.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides detailed information about hundreds of leadership careers, entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects.
According to the bureau, employment among managers in finance and international business will continue to grow as the economy grows, and as more companies expand their businesses abroad.
One of the most desirable leadership careers is that occupied by management analysts. The Bureau estimates that employment for management analysts is expected to grow 22% between 2010 and 2020. Much of the growth is a result of U.S. organizations expanding their businesses abroad. These companies need professionals with the skills necessary to develop successful strategies for competing in the international arena.
Large organizations may have several layers of administrative managers who specialize in different areas such as operations, IT, finance and accounting, marketing, facilities and sales. As companies become more sophisticated and implement different employee and business initiatives, social responsibility is a new area that demands skilled business managers.
Check the handbook on these careers and similar jobs.
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Chief Technology Officer
- Administrative Services Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Computer Information Systems Manager
- Financial Manager
- Human Services Manager
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Executive Director
- Training and Development Manager
- Sales Manager
- Social and Community Services Manager
- Corporate Philanthropy Director
- Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Sustainability Expert
- Founder and Director – Charitable Foundation
Entry Level Salary Expectations
Entry-level leadership careers are reported by PayScale.com to be $47,700 with opportunity to grow to $85,400. Payscale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation.
While the site does not specifically report data for the new management area of corporate social responsibility, similar leadership careers can provide insight into the career opportunities you might find. With many industry variables in which to work, the country you might work in, and the level of your education, further research can help you see the financial potential of a management career.
Business: $41,400 - $70,000
International Business: $42,500 - $76,600
Public Administration: $41,500 - $59,700
Organizational Management: $40,700 - $58,400
Get Recruited Upon Graduation
Companies such as Harris Corp., Northrop Grumman, Rockwell, NASA Kennedy Space Center and Clear Channel Outdoor recruit business graduates. Florida Tech graduates are especially competitive in the market for leadership careers because of the experience and education gained while earning their degree.