Florida Tech's Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional degree designed to meet the needs of leaders and executives who neither want to stop learning or enjoying the benefits of advanced education. It is for the fearless, relentless professionals who strive for more than success--those who go for greatness.
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.
The doctor of business administration cohort 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 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, business training professionals and university faculty.
Class of 2017
Dissertation: Exploring Effects of Organizational Culture upon Implementation of Information Security Awareness and Training Programs within the Defense Industry Located in the Tennessee Valley Region
Vice President Employee Engagement , Huntsville Utilities
Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Millennials in the Workplace: Gaining their Long-term Employment in News Media Firms in North Alabama
US. Army Compliance Officer
M.S Management Florida Institute of Technology
Dissertation: A Comprehensive Study of Intrapreneurship as a Cultural form of Innovation and Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Logistics, U.S. Army, HQ AMC
M.S. Logistics Management
Dissertation: The Impact of a Millennial Business Leader’s Emotional Intelligence on Turnover in the Multigenerational Sales Occupational Field
Dissertation: Factors Contributing to Millennial Turnover Rates in Department of Defense (DOD) Organizations
Class of 2018
Assistant Professor & Program Chair for Online Programs, Florida Institute of Technology
Masters of International Affairs
Dissertation: Execution: A Catalytic Capability in Firm Performance
Vicky W. Knerly
Assistant Director, Online Learning, Florida Institute of Technology
Master of Business Administration, M.S. Acquisition & Contract Management
Dissertation: Exploring Person-Organization Fit and Gender Bias in the Hiring Process of Engineering Firms: Is Selection Impacted?
Researcher at International Professor Project and Entrepreneur.
MBA, University of Tartu, Estonia
Dissertation: The Impact of EB-5 Ownership on Employee Job Satisfaction and Guest Satisfaction in the Hospitality Industry: A Case Study
Edgar Quiñones, Jr.
Contracts Negotiator, Sr., Lockheed Martin Corporation
Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida
Dissertation: U.S. Government Acquisition Reform and its influence on Defense Contracting, Innovation, Diversification, and Collaboration
Dissertation: Divestment of Strategic Resources in a Hypercompetitive, Capital Intensive, Knowledge Based Industry
Dissertation: Barriers to Mentoring Women of Color for Corporate Leadership: Implications for Organizations
Dissertation: The Role of Human Capital and Innovative Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Florida Institute of Technology
M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Dissertation: Spirituality as a Human Resource Attribute to Facilitate Employee Engagement and Retention
Secretary to the General Staff, US Army Cyber Command
Master of Business Administration
Dissertation: Understanding Department of Defense Employee Perceptions of Performance Appraisals: Making a Connection Between Performance Appraisals and Motivation
Class of 2019
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life, Florida Tech
M. Ed. In Student Personnel Administration from the University of Florida
Dissertation: Avoiding the Restart Button: Examining the Critical Factors of the Onboarding Process that Encourage Team Cohesion
President RipLog Investments and Cocoa Beach Child Psychology
MBA Lynn University
Dissertation: Transforming Human Resource Management into a Dynamic Capability and the Effects on Employee Attraction and Retention
Director for the Center for Applied Criminal Case Analysis, Professor, Florida Tech
William Greg Spencer
Dissertation: Does Organizational Culture Serve as an Antecedent to the Dynamic Capability of an Automated Customer Relationship System as an Example of a Big Data Analytics Program in a Firm? A Case Study
Coby A True
Head of Operations – F405, Rolls-Royce Corporation
M.S. Operations Management
Dissertation: Distributed Team E-leadership: A Phenomenological Inquiry into Subordinate Perceptions of Career Development
Jean Marie van der Elst
M.A. Economics & Finance
CEO TAS Forensics LLC
Dissertation: The Economic Impact of Anti-Corruption Legislation on Foreign Investor Perceptions of Corruption