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Florida Tech Debuts New MBA With a Specialization in Finance 100% Online, Providing a World-Class Business Education in This Rapidly Growing Field

By University Alliance on November 19, 2010

U.S. News-Ranked Florida Tech and Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Allow Students to Earn MBA in Finance Degree With Tradition, Academic Excellence and Online Convenience

Tampa, FL. – Florida Tech University Online (Florida Institute of Technology) and Bisk Education announce a new MBA program with a specialization in Finance, bringing yet another world-class degree to an international audience 100% online. As the finance industry becomes increasingly globalized and complex, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts extremely strong growth in this field, with employment of financial analysts and advisors increasing 20% to 30% through 2018. Florida Tech’s online MBA in Finance program enables professionals to develop the advanced business skills and in-depth financial knowledge required to succeed in this thriving field, with the convenience of online learning and no GMAT or GRE requirement.

Ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, Florida Tech and its renowned Nathan M. Bisk College of Business have earned a reputation for excellence, with expert faculty and hands-on learning. The MBA with a specialization in Finance provides the solid foundation today’s professionals need to seize new opportunities in an ever-changing business environment. Through Florida Tech’s innovative Essentials of Business Development sequence, students learn the core business fundamentals and gain valuable experience building a business plan from the ground up. Specialization courses help them develop in-demand skills in portfolio management, stock analysis and valuation, capital budgeting and international finance.

This new program is backed by Bisk Education’s University Alliance division, which enables 100% online course delivery through a multimedia, video-based e-learning system and provides marketing and enrollment support. “Florida Tech and University Alliance continue to break new ground in presenting impactful online MBA programs that empower today’s professionals to achieve real-world success,” said Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President of University Alliance. “We are proud to facilitate Florida Tech’s efforts to bring the highest-quality degree programs to students worldwide.”

Marrullier also noted that Florida Tech MBA graduates enjoy excellent earning potential. In fact, a recent survey by PayScale* found that Florida Tech bachelor’s degree holders rank as the highest earning graduates among all private research universities in the state – which attests to the high quality of education enjoyed by all Florida Tech students.

Florida Tech’s online MBA students enjoy the same advantages as their main-campus peers, but without any geographic or schedule constraints. The only difference is in the method of course delivery – the Internet-based programs feature 24/7 access to streaming video lectures with downloadable MP3 and MP4 files, plus high-tech communication tools such as live chat rooms, online discussion boards and a dedicated email system.

Beyond the new MBA in Finance, Florida Tech’s graduate degree programs include nine additional MBA offerings from the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, as well as a Master of Science in Information Technology. Florida Tech also offers a number of undergraduate programs online, including seven associate’s degrees and 14 bachelor’s degrees.

Registration is now open for Florida Tech’s online MBA in Finance program. Admission is on a rolling basis. For more information about Florida Tech University Online, visit

* 2010-11 College Salary Report: Top Private Research Universities by Salary Potential, PayScale. (accessed October 28, 2010).

About Florida Tech

Florida Tech is a regionally accredited university that is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. It is also rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech has more than 50,000 alumni. Its main campus is located on 130 subtropical acres in Melbourne, Florida, on the state’s famous Space Coast.

Florida Tech, with the assistance of University Alliance, has one of the largest nationally ranked online programs in the nation with more than 38 of the most sought-after associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.

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 450,000 online enrollments and a million credit hours – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. UA partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, the University of San Francisco, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, the University of South Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University and Dominican University.

Category: 2010 Headlines