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Florida Tech University Online
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Florida Tech University Online's Top-Rated Degree Programs

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MBA Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $50,000 % Degree Helped Career 100%
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Degree: MBA in Finance
Graduation Year: 2013
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I have been a student at Florida Tech's online business school for over a year now. You have to be committed if you want to pass and get good grades. It is very time consuming.

When I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in biology I could not find a job. So I enrolled in Florida Tech's online MBA program. Since then I have gotten a dream job and it is largely due to the MBA program.

If you are willing to work hard this is a good program for you.

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Graduation Year: 2013
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I am on my fifth of eleven requires courses for in the Master of Science in Information Technology program and all courses have taught material at the under-grad level. I can say that with confidence because I have already had the same courses. When I reviewed the curriculum prior to starting the program, I thought they would be graduate-level courses in the same subject. If I weren’t so invested in the program I would terminate and find another school. My current course, Information Security, utilized a textbook that is seven years old, which should be unacceptable for an Information Technology course at any level of instruction. There were no requirements to do any research of current issues on the topic and the weekly discussion questions merely required students to write definitions, word-for-word, from the text book.

The web lectures do not provide any added value to the courses. Slides are word-for-word from the text book and the presenter merely read the slides. No clarification, explanation or examples are provided. The narrator of the slides for the Information Security course may have a Ph.D., but his monotone delivery and inability to properly pronounce terms is very distracting and does not lend to a learning environment. I have worked in the IT field for 20 years and can honestly say a person off of the street could read the slides just as well as the good doctor, perhaps even better. The presentations are horrible and of no use. The instructors have not provide any added value to the course material. All I do for is read the book and take simple, multiple choice exams. It is ironic that an “Institute of Technology” would utilize out-of-date textbooks and technology in the technical classes it provides. The student interface for the online classroom discussion board and the email interface are extremely lacking and in need of an upgrade. I have taken online classes at UMUC, St. Leo, and three different community colleges and every one of them are far superior to FIT. I have an “A” average and am sure I will graduate with one, simply because the work is so easy.

I would not waste my time or money at on the MSIT program at FIT, unless all you want is a worthless piece of paper that says you have a MSIT.

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If any person tells you that the FIT MBA program is an easy A, they are crazy. It is to quite the contrary. I earned my undergraduate BA through FIT and was thoroughly impressed, but the MBA programs online are set up for failure. The managerial accounting exams have 36 questions that are extremely difficult and the exam has short time limits. Exams that should have a six hour time limit have a three hour time limit. So, by the end of the three hours you have many unanswered questions.

Most of the exams have averages in the 50’s, and the school has a no curve policy at the graduate level. If you want to teach yourself graduate level work, this is the college for you. The online professors are useless. Don’t waste your money and your time. I am currently in the process of transferring to another MBA program so I can actually learn what I need to. Undergraduate good, but graduate horrible. Food for thought, I graduated with honors undergraduate at FIT, and I have a 3.5 GPA in graduate. So, I am not a student that doesn’t put a solid effort forward. Steer clear!

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I am currently enrolled in the IT program with Florida Tech and I would not recommend this school to anybody.

The vast majority of the work is done straight from the book. There is a distinct lack of hands on exercises or activities. They expect you to read up four chapters a week and have that memorized purely through whats offered in the text. It feels like you are paying thousands of dollars to sit down and teach yourself.

What little interaction you have with your fellow students and the teacher is done through useless discussion assignments that really have no bearing on the outcome of your overall education. Often, there will be a minimum amount of posts required to the forum every week. Your grade is almost always determined by your frequency of posts, not the quality. So you end up with a lot of people posting really useless things just to make the grade. Also, since the discussion is required, a lot of the subject will have nothing to do with what your learning. As if the teacher is having trouble coming up with topics.

Good luck trying to get help from a teacher in anyway. I recently reached out to my teacher for help and, in polite terms, I was basically told too bad get a tutor. It very much seems that these classes are just a job to F.I.Ts' instructors and they have very little care or regard for if the students pass. There is no student/teacher relationship.

For someone starting from scratch in their chosen field this school is the worst possible choice you can make. Even if you pass and get your degree, you will likely not have retained the information to be a success on the job.

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Highly Recommend MBA Program
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013
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I am enrolled in Florida Tech's MBA program with a specialization in marketing. I am just over halfway done with the 24 month program and have already learned so much. The thing I like the best about the program is you know you are getting a high-quality education - the professors are all leaders in their field and offer invaluable real-world advice and experience on top of the material we are learning in the textbook.

I did my research before deciding what school to earn my MBA program from and there's no doubt in my mind that I made the right decision. Florida Tech is ranked among the best schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for a reason! The education you receive is world class. Looking forward to when I can proudly say I'm a Florida Tech alumni. Go Panthers!!

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Very challenging program
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Degree: MBA in Finance
Graduation Year: 2013
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I am a Florida institute of Technology online. Let me start by saying I do not understand the negative comments. I am half done with my MBA program and I have never experienced anything like the negative comments.

My advisor regularly checks in with me to see how I am doing and if I have any questions. The entire process has been smooth and enjoyable.

This school is not for people seeking an easy degree. You actually have to work hard at getting good grades. The tests are very difficult and the work requires you to put forth an effort. I can honestly say that I believe I am getting a very good education from a quality institution.

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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013
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Florida Tech's MBA program is challenging and rewarding. If you aren't willing to work for a prestigious MBA, this program isn't for you. This is a real MBA from a real, traditional, nonprofit university (same curriculum and professors as on campus) with the convenience of online classes.

The materials covered in class directly relate to my current position and I'm able to apply what I'm learning immediately. The classes are flexible enough that I can easily find time in my schedule to complete the work required. With an online MBA, you should expect to read the book, apply the material to practice problems and watch streaming-video lectures to acquire the knowledge. Professors are available to answer questions and most do within a reasonable time frame. Interaction with other students generally happens on a weekly discussion board. I'm extremely happy with my experience with Florida Tech and would recommend the MBA program to other students.

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Walked with my class
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Degree: MBA in Marketing
Graduation Year: 2012
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I enjoyed my 2 years of taking classes at Florida Tech University online. From my first class to my very last class 2 years later, I still enjoyed the online learning experience.

The online class schedule made it easy to work full-time and be social, while simultaneously earning my degree. I enjoyed working with groups from all over the globe on projects together and even got to meet them at graduation ceremony when I walked with my class, and the rest of the graduating students on campus.

It was a very memorable experience and I'm glad to be a Florida Tech Panther!

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What was your major?

This is scam
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
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I applied to the school last term. I had already told them I was going to buy used books. They sent the books and I sent them back. They try to charge me for that. Don't give your credit card number because they use it whenever they want.

Student's advisor was aware from the beginning she didn't do anything. They try to take your money. And also I would doubt about the education quality. I would never recommend this school.

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After several consideration I choose FIT. The students services is very helpful they assist in your degree plan, they take the hassel out of deciding what class to take next. They simply recomend from the experience of other students in the degree program that have finished. I am almost done with my dgree program and it has been painless. The price of and education can not be compared to not having one. The reward out weighs the price.

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