Tampa, FL. – Florida Tech University Online (Florida Institute of Technology) has added another MBA specialization to its list of nationally respected business degrees offered 100% online from a Tier 1-ranked Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. The new MBA comes at an opportune time as knowledgeable accounting professionals are in increasingly high demand.
Complex corporate transactions, changing financial laws and regulations, and greater scrutiny of company finances have driven above average career growth predictions for accounting professionals. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects career opportunities to be more than favorable for accountants and auditors with licensure and a master’s degree – estimating employment growth of 22% through 2018. Furthermore, Florida Tech MBA graduates are likely to enjoy better than average salaries as Florida Tech bachelor’s degree holders rank as the highest earning graduates among all private research universities in the state in a survey by PayScale*.
The new MBA with a specialization in Accounting may make it easier for Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam applicants to meet rising semester hour requirements and get closer to licensure – a highly valued designation. Most states require CPA candidates complete 150 semester hours of college coursework – an additional 30 hours beyond the traditional four-year bachelor’s degree. The new MBA will allow graduates to use college credits earned toward the general education requirements to sit for the exam. Prospective applicants are urged to consult with their state regarding specific education requirements for licensure. The MBA program may also provide credit for Certified Public Accountants to meet their mandatory annual continuing professional education requirements. Please check with the state in which you are licensed for continuing professional educations requirements. In addition, graduates can take advantage of Bisk CPA Exam Review, guaranteed CPA exam test preparation, and Bisk CPEasy, convenient continuing education credit hours, two products founded by Nathan M. Bisk, for whom the Florida Tech business college is named.
Dr. Robert Niebuhr, Dean of Florida Tech’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, said, “We’re excited to offer another specialized MBA. Florida Tech’s new Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting gives students a strong background in business and handson experience in modern accounting strategies – all within a flexible online format.”
Florida Tech has a long-standing collaboration with University Alliance Online – who provides the multimedia, video-based e-learning system, enrollment support and marketing that make the degree programs possible. Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President of University Alliance, said, “Busy professionals have the opportunity to not only earn a prestigious MBA degree, but also benefit from an accounting specialization now in high demand. University Alliance is proud to partner with Florida Tech in making this degree available 100% online.”
Prospective students can register now. Admission is on a rolling basis. For more information about Florida Tech University Online, visit FloridaTechOnline.com.
* 2010-11 College Salary Report: Top Private Research Universities by Salary Potential, PayScale. http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/top-private-universities.asp (accessed September 24, 2010).
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 a best buy 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.
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.