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Florida Tech University Online Offers Professionals a Competitive Edge With New MBA Degree Programs in Two of Today’s Most In-Demand Fields

By University Alliance on June 17, 2009

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for 100% Online MBA Degrees in Project Management and Information Technology Management

Tampa, FL – As organizations continue to downsize in the face of a continuing recession, employees are discovering that seniority and solid performance no longer guarantee job security. To survive and thrive in today’s economy; they must demonstrate mastery of core business strategies and possess technical expertise in a functional area deemed essential to operations. Florida Tech University Online (Florida Institute of Technology) helps professionals gain the edge they need with two new 100% online MBA programs in Project Management and Information Technology Management.

“When faced with important workforce decisions – from layoffs to promotions – companies will make a special effort to retain employees who add the greatest value to the organization,” said Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of University Alliance Online, which provides enrollment and support services to Florida Tech University Online. “Professionals can position themselves as an indispensible asset to any employer by developing broad-based business knowledge and targeted skills that translate directly into profits. And there’s simply no better way for them to accomplish that than by earning an online MBA degree from Florida Tech.”

With many qualified MBA holders competing for management-level positions, Marrullier noted that Florida Tech grads can distinguish themselves by specializing in a high-demand field such as project management or information technology management. “Students will gain proficiency in business tools and techniques that can dramatically impact a company’s efficiency, productivity and profitability. And thanks to the flexibility and convenience of online learning, they can earn their degree in two years or less while maintaining a full-time job – so the return on investment is almost immediate.”

Each of Florida Tech’s new online Master of Business Administration programs offers outstanding career opportunities:

MBA in Project Management – Mid- to upper-level managers in virtually any industry can increase their professional worth and improve their ability to plan, organize and manage resources simply by developing project management expertise. The value employers place on this skill set is reflected in average project manager salaries, which are upwards of $100,000 per year according to recent surveys by the Project Management Institute and Rooted in the case method approach, Florida Tech’s program delivers a rare combination of academic principles and practical, real-world applications to ensure successful business outcomes.

MBA in Information Technology Management – As technology continues to evolve; businesses have a growing need for highly trained information systems managers to stay on top of emerging opportunities and threats. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of computer information systems managers will grow 16%* through 2016. Like all of Florida Tech’s MBA programs, the MBA in IT Management is rooted in the case method approach. It prepares students for this high-growth career field with the in-depth technical knowledge required to meet complex technology and business challenges and quickly advance within any organization.

In addition to these two new MBA degrees, Florida Tech also offers online MBA programs in Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, and Healthcare Management. To learn more about any of the master’s degree online programs from nationally recognized Florida Tech, visit

About Florida Tech

Florida Tech is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. It continues to be ranked a best national university by U.S. News & World Report. Florida Tech is rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named a best buy in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. Among its more than 50,000 alumni include several astronauts, many CEOs of major corporations, Senior Executive Service (SES) members and nearly two dozen generals including three four-star generals, four three star generals, nine two-star major generals and three one-star brigadier generals. Florida Tech’s main campus is located in Melbourne, Florida.

About University Alliance Online

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed 300,000 online enrollments —making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008–09 Edition

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