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Florida Tech Tackles the Technology Revolution With IT Management Program Expansion

By University Alliance on August 16, 2011

Candidates Can Earn a Recognized Degree or Credential in a Field Projected to Experience up to 30% Employment Growth

Technology’s global impact has transformed businesses across the country, resulting in unprecedented employment projections for knowledgeable Information Technology (IT) professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook estimates a 30% increase in computer network, systems and database administrator positions through 2018, with a 20% climb for computer systems analysts. In response to these faster-than-average growth estimates, and recognizing the changing needs of today’s students, Florida Tech has launched a new Mini MBA For-Credit Graduate Certificate with a specialization in Information Technology Management. This career-building certificate program joins the following roster of IT degree offerings:

The BLS also reports that over 285,000 new jobs are expected to be created nationally – so whether students are just starting out in their career or exploring new possibilities, Florida Tech’s IT programs offer a world-class education that can help them obtain these sought-after positions.

Ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, Florida Tech has earned a reputation for excellence, with expert faculty and collaborative hands-on learning. No matter the degree or certificate students are pursuing, they’ll receive a first-class education. Each Florida Tech program is offered 100% online through an e-learning system powered by University Alliance, the largest facilitator of online learning in the country. Students can gain access to their information technology courses within a multimedia environment, interacting with faculty and fellow classmates while engaging in live chats, streaming video and discussion boards. Students earning their IT degree online will study the same curriculum as main-campus students, completing the program at their own pace. The new Mini MBA also allows students to take some of the same graduate-level IT classes, however the accelerated format allows them to complete their credential in as little as eight months. Students earning the Mini MBA also acquire graduate semester-credit hours, so if they decide to pursue a MBA from Florida Tech in the future, they’re already 1/3 of the way there.

“People are finding that earning a degree or certificate online is a very viable means of furthering their education, and we’re pleased to be providing students with options that fit their lifestyle,” says Mary S. Bonhomme, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Online Learning. “We’re also proud to now offer six different information technology degrees and certificate programs online. IT is changing business as we know it, and the world. The knowledge that our graduates will be leading the way in this exciting field is very rewarding.”

Admission for each program is on a continual basis. For more details about Florida Tech’s information technology online programs, and to discover how they can help you achieve your professional and personal goals, visit

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.

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

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