Doctor of Business Administration

Doctor of Business Administration

The Ultimate Business Degree

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 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.

DBA Details in Brief

  • 42 credit hour professional doctorate
  • Three-year program
  • Meets one weekend per month on campus
  • Close to the airport so you can fly in!
  • Total tuition is about half of comparable programs in Florida

DBA Tuition Comparison


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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 a regionally accredited college or university. Admission is competitive as cohorts are limited to 12 students per new class.
To apply, complete the application and submit:
  • Your up-to-date resume or vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A statement of objectives

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.