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The Florida Tech DBA

There's only one thing better than being called "doctor," and that's knowing you earned it.

Florida Tech's Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a terminal degree designed to meet the needs of business leaders who wish to enjoy the benefits of a rigorous and advanced education. The DBA program is a part-time program for working professionals in senior leadership or management roles. It is for the fearless, relentless learners who strive for more than success--those who go for greatness.

DBA Details in Brief

  • 42 credit hour doctoral degree
  • Three-year program
  • Close to the airport so you can fly in
  • Meets one Friday and Saturday per month for the first four semesters; one Saturday per month for final four semesters

Program Costs

Students considering comparable programs elsewhere in Florida may find that choosing Florida Tech can result in significant savings.

Program Tuition: $1350 per credit hour (42 credits)

Estimated Cost of Attendance: The estimated cost of attendance below is a guide to help students anticipate costs associated with their graduate program. The figures listed below are not actual costs.  Actual costs are dependent on the number of credit hours a student is enrolled in as well each individual’s personal and living expenses.

TypePer SemesterAnnual
Books and Supplies $600 $1,200
Federal Student Loan Fees (only incurred by borrowers) $83 $166
Personal Expenses $1,050 $2,100
Transportation $750 $1,500
Off-campus housing $3,970 $7,940
Off-campus food $3,200 $6,400
  • Students are subject to a Doctoral Comprehensive Exam fee if a student is not registered for at least a 1-credit class during the same semester as the exam. 
  • The university's board of trustees has approved these tuition and fees for the academic year 2023–2024. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

More information about tuition and fees.

Admissions and Applying

Florida Tech invites applications from professionals who have earned an MBA or related master's degree with a 3.2 GPA (cumulative) from an accredited college or university. We are seeking applicants who have at least 10 years of professional experience and at least 5 years of managerial experience. Admission is competitive as cohorts are limited to 15-20 students per new class.
To apply, complete the application and submit:
  • Your up-to-date resume or vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A research proposal statement

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.

Cohort Model: Peer-to-Peer Learning

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.

Download: 4 Reasons to Get a Doctor of Business Administration Degree

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