Florida Tech Project Management MBA Curriculum Prepares Students as Leaders in Global Business
By Maria Sonnenberg // August 8, 2021
Florida Tech's MBA program among top 50 in nation, Top Tier MBA program for veterans
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – There is a good reason why the Princeton Review named Florida Institute of Technology’s MBA program among the top 50 online MBA programs in the nation, and why U.S. News & World Report this year ranked it a Top Tier MBA program for veterans.
This well-rounded, top quality educational experience delivers in the promise to prepare students for rewarding, well-paying careers.
Take, for example, the MBA in Project Management, administered by Florida Tech’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business.
The curriculum prepares students for their place among the leaders in global business by providing them with a solid foundation in a career that sizzles with opportunities.
According to research by the Project Management Institute, employers will need to fill approximately 2.2 million new project-oriented roles every year through at least 2027.
“It’s a very hot field, because of how much business has grown globally and become more complex,” said Dr. Robert Keimer, assistant professor at the Bisk College of Business and program chair for the MBA in Project Management.
The field is not only thriving, but it is also financially rewarding. The Project Management Institute notes that wages of project management-oriented workers were 82 percent higher than the wages of non-project management-oriented professionals.
In the U.S., the median salary for a project manager is $116,000 across all industries. Project managers with master’s degrees earn a median salary of $120,000.
The range of specialized careers is vast with an MBA in Project Management and includes positions such as environmental project manager, senior program manage, quality assurance manager and project management consultant.
The growing need for these professionals creates an extraordinarily positive job outlook for students as fields such as health care, publishing and professional services increasingly embrace project management. The healthcare field, for example, is expected to see a 17 percent growth in project-oriented jobs through 2027.
A graduate degree is becoming a must in the field. According to a report by Burning Glass Labor Insight, employers prefer or expect a graduate degree in more than a third of all jobs in project management.
An MBA in Project Management from Florida Tech, with its emphasis on case study analysis, establishes a distinct advantage for job applicants.
“It provides very hands-on, practical experience that is very valuable,” said Keimer.
The curriculum offers critical foundational knowledge not just in project management, but in all areas of business. In addition to core business fundamentals, students gain specialized knowledge in areas such as scope, time, cost and quality management and become well-versed in state-of-the-art technology such as Microsoft Project Management.
“We prepare them with the specific tools they will need for success,” said Keimer.
The courses are geared to the needs of working professionals from diverse backgrounds.
“You don’t necessarily need a business background to succeed in the program,” said Keimer.
Courses are pre-approved for contact hours that may be applied toward the education requirements to sit for credential examinations such as PMP, or Project Management Professional, certification.
The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. The MBA in project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center, confirming that the program meets a comprehensive international standard.
Florida Tech is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
In the post-pandemic global economy, the field of project management will play a critical role around the world, yet professionals need not leave their home offices, much less their home state, to pursue their dream careers.
“It’s all virtual now,” said Keimer. “Companies are chasing the best talent all over the world.”
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