Florida Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (77)
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Florida Tech is a rip off with a ton of hidden fees, PLEASE make sure that you ask for all expected out of pocket expenses in writing before you take the time to register for classes.
They will have you go through all of the trouble registering and then 2 days before class start they will call you and tell you that you have to pay a fee for a book through University Alliance, and you are not allowed to start classes unless you pay university alliance the money and they will assure you that financial aid does not cover the fee.
I have been attending FIT online for almost a year now in a Masters program. I decided to write this review now just as I am getting ready to take my midterm for my Managerial Economics class.
I must say that I am pleased with the school and with my experience. I received my undergraduate degree from a 4 year institution in Florida where I attended classes. My online matriculation and registration process here was much easier than what I experienced in undergrad. The classes at FIT move quickly and the exams are challenging. I am able to do well because I study, but, I believe it takes that effort on my part to be successful. I read the textbook, I participate in the classroom discussion, I complete the assignments and exams and I do fine.
I am in the MBA program with a focus on internet marketing because my career is in digital media. The course work is relevant and challenging. I have a full time career in advertising, work long hours, and am a single mother with two smaller kids.
I have no complaints for FIT. I had a choice between here and a state collage MBA program that offered a blended classroom format with online coursework and classroom meetings on weekends every six months. The tuition was the same per credit hour. I chose FIT because the specialized MBA program matched my career more accurately.
Overall I am pleased with the decision to attend and complete my degree with Florida Tech Online. I am looking forward to attending graduation!
I have been a student for almost 2-years. Finishing a Masters program with FTUO.
Let me tell you this. Save your money. My main concern is that the academic standards at this institution are not enforced or moderated. I have had multiple instructors fail to give feedback on assignments, fail to answer questions, and give passing scores on homework to students who failed to even do the assignments.
Granted, you get out of it what you put into it, but my suggestion to those who truly want to learn...go elsewhere!
I have attended FIT both on campus and online. If you want to be successful, you HAVE to work. I spend a lot of time studying and if you don't you won't make it. If you are looking for a degree mill, this is not the place. You will work and work a lot.
Credits transfer in - but they have to be relevant. Don't expect "Basket Weaving 101" to count for "Organizational Theory 4560". Transfer credits also have to come from an accredited institution. (U of Phoenix students may need to think about that.)
They also help with financial aid and help guide you through the available grant's application process. However, the cost of education is YOUR responsibility. If you apply for a grant and it is denied, that is not FIT's problem. No one owes you anything - you have to earn it.
FIT's online program works for me. After I finish my current program, I am seriously thinking of coming back and getting a second masters degree because of what I am LEARNING in the program.
If you want a free ride and a degree without working for it, go elsewhere. FIT isn't the place for you.
FIT has proven to be a wise choice for me in every remarkable sense...so much so that I am looking forward to calling myself a proud Florida Tech allumnist one day.
Make no mistake about it; FIT's MBA curriculum is difficult and quite demanding, particularly for those who don't have a business background.
What I appreciate most about the program is that it has challenged me, and has enhanced my ability to analyze details and think critically.
Like many of the reviewers on here have suggested, the instructors essentially operate as facilitators, while the actual teaching/learning is accomplished by the students (via online forum discussions, homework assignments, & team projects), however; the instructors are quite helpful when questions are asked of them.
In my analysis of the course work, FIT's MBA program is brilliantly constructed to provide the student with an incremental learning experience, whereby each course provides a building block for each successive learning segment. This inturn establishes the framework for the student's continuous learning process. Consequently, the student's learning experience will only be as enriching as the effort that he/she puts into it, like anything else.
Another benefit that I have gained from FIT's MBA program is that it has helped to "de-mystify" some of the hidden logic behind the strategic decisions that corporate VP's make, and that is valuable.
In closing, I can say, without reservation, that Florida Institute of Technology is an outstanding little school, and I would gladly recommend this school to any friend or family member. Also, you must visit the main campus in Melbourne. You will undoubtedly develop a strong appreciation for the school and its continued contributions.