Business Administration

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The DBA Program at Florida Tech

The DBA program, a Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) doctoral business degree, is a professional degree that prepares students with the advanced knowledge necessary to manage complex corporate environments. Our DBA provides expert education for professionals with at least five years of managerial experience interested in becoming leaders in business, government, education, healthcare and non-profit industries. Students in the DBA program apply theory, advanced research skills, and an understanding of the challenges facing the public and private business sectors to develop their skills. With a focus in strategic planning, organizational behavior, human resource management, financial management, innovation and entrepreneurship, quantitative research, and more, the DBA is the ultimate business degree. The program is offered in Huntsville, Alabama through the FIT Huntsville location and on the university’s main campus in Melbourne, Florida. 

The “IDEAL” Advantage

Innovation, Diversity, Ethics, and Leadership (IDEAL)

Empowering Future Entrepreneurial Leaders to Manage Innovation and Change

Florida Tech’s DBA program is a cohort program designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning. The program’s curriculum structure allows professionals to complete their DBA in three years, meeting one weekend a month each semester for the duration of the program with an intense research component in the final year. The program will strengthen student’s research skills while challenging them to solve complex problems across industries in a global economy.

“Florida Tech’s DBA program offers many advantages for individuals to compete successfully in today’s dynamic business environment. You will gain a fresh outlook on business by exploring up to date research and problem solving methods. Graduates of the program advance their careers by gaining new capabilities. Further, networking opportunities are readily available. The program atmosphere creates an easy interaction amongst a diverse group of students who are already leaders in their community.”

-Nareatha Studdard, Ph.D.

Contact Info

Dr. Emily Martinez-Vogt
Doctor of Business Administration Program Chair

Dr. Ted Richardson
Department of
Extended Studies