ACCELERATED BUSINESS PROGRAMS

ACCELERATED BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Business Won't Wait. Why Should You?

A Bachelor's And Master's In Less Time, At A Lower Cost

 True or false

  • You're looking for a solid, career-oriented, undergraduate business education.
  • You know that employers want to hire college graduates with advanced degrees and certifications.
  • You've never been afraid of a challenge.

If you answered "True" to one or more of the above, then you're a perfect candidate for the accelerated business programs offered by Florida Tech's Bisk College of Business. These options give you the valuable opportunity to finish your degree(s) faster and start your career sooner (potentially at a higher salary), while decreasing your overall costs by $10,000 up to $55,000 when compared with a standard-paced approach.

Here's how it works and how to enroll.

Accelerated business program optionsBisk College of Business Building

Beyond the traditional four-year bachelor's degree, new students interested in business may now choose from any of the following options, earning their degree(s) in less time, with lower cost, but with no less of an education:

Three-year program

  • Complete a bachelor's degree in business in three years.

Four-year (3+1) programs

  • Complete a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in four years.
  • Complete a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Accounting and Financial Forensics in four years and be ready to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure exam.

Five-year (4+1) programs

  • Complete either the B.S. to MBA or B.S. to M.S. program as described above in five years.

How Accelerated Business Programs Work

Students work with their adviser to design a program plan that fulfills all degree requirements while meeting the student's desire to accelerate. A student's undergraduate coursework typically breaks down as follows:

 3 Year B.S.4 Year B.S./MBA4 Year B.S./M.S.5 Year B.S./MBA5 Year B.S./M.S.
Year 1 Fall - 19 credits
Spring - 18 credits
Summer - 6 credits (online) 
Fall - 19 credits
Spring - 18 credits
Summer - 6 credits (online)
Fall - 19 credits
Spring - 18 credits
Summer - 6 credits (online)
Fall - 16 credits
Spring - 15 credits
Fall - 16 credits
Spring - 15 credits
Year 2 Fall - 18 credits
Spring - 18 credits
Summer - 6 credits (online) 
Fall - 18 credits
Spring - 18 credits
Summer - 6 credits (online)
Fall - 18 credits
Spring - 18 credits
Summer - 6 credits (online)
Fall - 15 credits
Spring - 15 credits
Fall - 15 credits
Spring - 15 credits 
Year 3 Fall- 18 credits
Spring - 18 credits
Fall- 18 credits (3 grad)
Spring - 18 credits (3 grad)
Summer - 6 grad credits (online)
Fall - 18 credits
Spring - 18 credits
Summer - 6 credits (grad)
Fall - 15 credits
Spring - 15 credits
Fall - 15 credits
Spring - 15 credits
Year 4 ... Fall - 12 grad credits
Spring - 12 grad credits
Fall - 12 credits
Spring - 12 credits
Fall - 15 credits (3 grad)
Spring - 15 credits (3 grad)
Summer - 6 grad credits (online)
Fall - 15 credits
Spring - 15 credits
Summer - 6 grad credits (online)
Year 5 ... ... ... Fall - 12 grad credits
Spring - 12 grad credits
Fall - 12 grad credits
Spring - 12 grad credits
Credit Totals 121 credits 121 credits +
36 grad credits
121 credits +
30 grad credits
121 credits +
36 grad credits
121 credits +
30 grad credits

Approximate Savings on Tuition and Fees, Room, and Board
(see below for explanation)

up to
$40,000
up to
$55,000
up to
$50,000
up to
$10,000
up to
$10,000

 Where Cost Savings Come From

In addition to jump-starting your career in business, acceleration can result in substantial savings on your overall college costs. Accelerated business programs typically cost less than traditionally-paced programs because:

  • The flat rate full-time undergraduate tuition policy allows students to take 18 or 19 credits per semester instead of the typical 15
  • Online courses incur a lower cost-per-credit than courses taken on campus
  • Less time living on campus means less time paying for room and board

Actual cost savings will vary for each student.

enrollment Requirements For Accelerated Business Programs

Undergraduate Admission Considerations

All students who wish to enroll in one of Florida Tech's accelerated business programs must meet standard undergraduate freshman or transfer admission requirements, be admitted to, and enroll at Florida Tech in a full-time, on-campus degree program.

It is recommended that students who wish to accelerate their bachelor's degree have scored a combined (evidence based reading and writing and math) SAT of 1200 or composite ACT of 25 or higher. However, all admitted Florida Tech business students are encouraged to discuss acceleration with an adviser.

Transitioning from Bachelor's to Master's

Participating in one of Florida Tech's accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree programs allows you to bypass the time commitment, anxiety and costs of graduate admission requirements. You are not required to take a GMAT or GRE to be eligible. However, in order to transition seamlessly from the accelerated bachelor's degree to one of the accelerated master's degree programs, a student must:

  • Be a declared business major.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete bachelor's coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Have completed 78 credit hours toward their undergraduate degree.