Distance Learning MBA Program Growth Soars at Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is experiencing a sharp rise in interest in MBA distance learning programs. This is in step with the fact
that more and more adults are considering MBA programs or any master’s degree according to a recent report by the academic research firm, Eduventures.
Also, because most adults are full-time employees, online programs have become more popular than ever.

Although the university’s College of Business just launched its program in May 2008 with 70 students, the number has now grown to 460 students.

“This growth is remarkable,” said Chris Durie, online MBA program coordinator. “We think it’s related to our ‘anytime, anywhere’ philosophy. The
flexibility of fitting the classes into a busy work and personal schedule makes our program very attractive to those professionals with many time

Florida Tech’s University College has a major focus on distance learning. Although normal growth in applications by the college has increased from 10 to 12
percent annually, that is now changing.

MaryEllen Roy, the college’s marketing director, said “In the last three to four months the number of inquiries into the University College Professional
MBA program has increased exponentially — as much as by 25 percent. The inquiries are not confined to the United States but are international as well.”

University College’s Virtual Campus has traditionally supported Florida Tech’s 10 extended studies sites, which are primarily in Florida and along the East
Coast. Because these sites grew at or near military bases, the Virtual Campus supports many students who are militarily deployed.

For more information about Florida Tech’ distance learning programs call (864) 226-2257 or uc@fit.edu.

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