Online Learning at Florida Tech

Online Learning at Florida Tech

MBA PM Program Information

Mission Statement

The mission for the MBA in Project Management program at Florida Institute of Technology is to develop graduates that possess technical proficiency in project management along with strong leadership skills and strategic vision that will lead to successful projects.

The MBA in Project Management at the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is designed to provide a well-rounded, high quality educational experience to prepare graduates for a variety of careers in the project management in a global business environment.

In support of the MBA degree in Project Management, the college:

  • provides foundational knowledge in all areas of business and exposes students to leadership challenges combined with project management strategy and decision making
  • continuously improves curricula, maintained to industry and PMI standards, and responsive to a rapidly changing global workforce
  • fosters intellectual growth and skills needed to manage complex projects in a rapidly evolving environment
  • serves society through courses and content that target the needs of working professionals and traditional college students, encouraging a culturally diverse student experience; and 
  • builds effective partnerships with university stakeholders to further program excellence and lifelong learning.

Potential Students

Applicants for the Master of Business Administration in Project Management must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Applicants who are graduates of non-business programs are also encouraged to apply. The admissions decision is based on a review of the application documentation including work experience, academic performance, references and written statement of purpose. Although taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a requirement, it is highly recommended for admission consideration. Individuals who take the GMAT and obtain a satisfactory score can compensate for other criteria in their application (such as academic performance or work experience). Preference for graduate scholarships will be given to applicants who take the GMAT.

Student Performance Criteria

Maximum Time to Graduate:

2 years and four months.

# Students Beginning Enrollment by Year (all semesters/terms which includes re-entries and new starts):

  • 2012 – 277 Students
  • 2013 – 276 Students
  • 2014 – 276 Students 
  • 2015 – 124 Students
  • 2016 – 122 Students
  • 2017 – 208 Students 

# Students with Degrees Conferred by Year (all semesters /terms):

  • 2012 – 62 Students
  • 2013 – 68 Students
  • 2014 – 74 Students
  • 2015 – 63 Students
  • 2016 – 63 Students
  • 2017 – 61 Students

# Students Continuing Enrollment at end of year, by Year (all semesters/ terms):

  • 2012 – 132 Students
  • 2013 – 120 Students
  • 2014 – 138 Students
  • 2015 – 124 Students
  • 2016 – 122 Students
  • 2017 – 110 Students

# Students who Withdrew by Year (all semesters/terms):

  • 2012 – 5 Students
  • 2013 – 8 Students
  • 2014 – 11 Students
  • 2015 – 7 students
  • 2016 – 5 students
  • 2017 – 4 Students

Retention Rate (%) by Year (all semesters/ terms):

The university establishes a full-year cohort for online students, which consists of all new, and fully admitted, students within an academic year. A student is considered retained if they reenroll in any term, or graduate, within 12 months of their initial enrollment term. For instance, the '2012' retention rate is the number of new, fully admitted entrants from each term in the 2011-2012 academic year who reenrolled at least once or graduated within twelve months of entry.

  • 2012 – 80% Retention
  • 2013 – 86% Retention
  • 2014 – 84% Retention
  • 2015 – 86% Retention
  • 2016 – 84% Retention

Graduation Rate (%):

The graduation rates listed are two-year graduation rates for each respective full-year cohort. For instance, the '2012' graduation rate is the number of new, fully admitted entrants from each term in the 2011-2012 academic year who graduated within two years of entry.

  • 2012 – 26% Graduated
  • 2013 – 27% Graduated
  • 2014 – 33% Graduated
  • 2015 – 24% Graduated
  • 2016 – 20% Graduated (incomplete graduation rate until Summer 2018)

Employment rate:

  • 2012 – 78% Employed
  • 2013 – 88% Employed
  • 2014 – 93% Employed
  • 2015 – 90% Employed
  • 2016 – 98% Employed

Tuition and Fees:

The Online MBA PM Program is 36 credit-hours with tuition of $896/credit hour. The link to tuition and fees is accessible at https://www.fit.edu/registrar/tuition--fees/.

Enrollment Numbers and Graduation Numbers

YearDegrees Conferred (graduates)*# of students registered
2010 2 *187
2011 37 *256
2012 62 *278
2013 68 *276
2014 74   275
2015 63 *254
2016  63    234 
2017  61    198 
Total 430 1,958

*The numbers for 2010-2015 are the unduplicated number of students registered (the total number of students that took courses during each year).