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Florida Tech Doctor of Business Administration
Comprehensive Advanced Expertise and Business Discipline Specializations
The DBA program, a Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) doctoral business degree, is a professional degree that prepares students with the advanced knowledge necessary to manage complex corporate environments. Our DBA provides expert education for professionals with at least five years of managerial experience interested in becoming leaders in business, government, education, healthcare and non-profit industries. Students in the DBA program apply theory, advanced research skills, and an understanding of the challenges facing the public and private business sectors to develop their skills.
With a focus on strategic planning, organizational behavior, human resource management, financial management, innovation and entrepreneurship, quantitative research, and more the DBA is the ultimate business degree. The program is offered in Huntsville, Alabama through the FIT Huntsville location, the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, Maryland and on the university’s main campus in Melbourne, Florida.
What To Expect
Through the application of theory, use of advanced research skills and an understanding of the complex challenges that exist in the public and private business sector, students earning a doctor of business administration develop important skills in strategic planning, organizational behavior, human resources management, financial management, innovation and entrepreneurship, quantitative research and more.
Doctor of business administration students are often working professionals who have already attained experience and valuable insight in an administrative business career. Florida Tech's small class size allows specialized, one-on-one attention from professors as well as an opportunity for students to exchange knowledge with fellow colleagues, building a network of business professionals for the future.
Cohort Program Supports Peer-to-Peer Learning
Included in the doctor of business administration degree curriculum is a three-year cohort program that meets each semester for collaborative learning. In the final year, students complete an intense research component. Hands-on experience plays an important role in an education at Florida Tech and cohort programs provide unparalleled learning experiences from professors working in the field.
The value of a doctor of business administration is also seen in the career choices available to students, who can choose any number of business disciplines or industries in which to concentrate. The program strengthens research skills and challenges students to solve complex problems spanning multiple business disciplines and tackle real-world issues on a global scale. Professors utilize in their curriculum the best practices found in today's corporate environments.
The DBA program culminates in the formation of a dissertation. Once core business classes are completed, students have the chance to enhance their body of knowledge on any business relevant subject that most interests them and aligns with their career goals.
Students easily see the value of a doctor of business administration degree when they discover the employers who are likely to hire them. AuthenTec, Modus Operandi, Symantec, Siemens Energy, NASA, Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Scottrade have hired graduates of Florida Tech. Common career paths for DBAs are senior managerial consultants, chief executive officers, operations managers, college professors and business training professionals.