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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.
I have had a very good experience going to FIT. I attended UOP online and attended a community college in the past and I can say that this school is worth the effort. The professors are knowledgeable, the student services is very helpful and faithful with correspondence, and the classes are challenging. I especially like the fact that as an online student I have all of the rights and privileges of a student attending classes at the school including an ID card. I like this school so much that I would consider getting my Master's degree with them.
To the people who have getting jobs or who claim to be having trouble with the school, somehow I doubt it's the school's fault. Learn to communicate effectively with people and you shouldn't have any more problems.
FIT online is an outstanding program. All of the professors have at least a masters degree in their field. FIT is rated as one of the best universities in the country by US News. The people in student services are helpful and honest.
If you are having problems with missing documents, instructors, etc. it is most likely because you are not puttting in the effort necessary. This is no different from a regular campus atmosphere as far as effort required. FIT is not an easy program.
To the person who said your credits are not transferrable, you are misinformed. FIT is a regionally accredited university and all credits are transferrable to other major universities as long as they apply to the program. I am not sure where people are getting their information but it is not correct.
Also, you are not forced to buy books through the school. Unlike other schools I have attended, FIT will give you the ISBN's if you ask. I get my textbooks on Amazon for a fraction of the cost. All you have to do is ask instead of complain about everything.
Lastly, I saw a review written by someone claiming that the instructors never answer them and that there is too much homework. Well, your post appears to be written by a 3rd grader, so I am assuming that you don't actually attend this school or you fell through the cracks. More likely, you are struggling because you are not capable of passing classes with FIT. I would recommend a school such as AIU or Phoenix for you. Maybe that will be easier.
You can't blame the school because you don't study or don't do what you need to do to get fully matriculated as a student.
I studied at Florida Tech online for 2 years to get my MBA in marketing. I studied really hard beyond what was required and pretty much was top of my class for every class especially on the exams. Got my MBA with a 4.0 and became an PHi Kappa Phi member.
I had to work extra hard studying and working at the same time to pay the tution. My credit wasnt great so I couldnt get a loan and had to work while studying with whatever job I could get to make sure I was paying the bills and my tution fee.
I learnt alot I can tell you that and lot of it was personal effort because I was motivated to do well.
The only problem. I cant get a decent job besides sales jobs. All of which pay really bad. I sent hundreds of resumes in the last couple of months. I have gone to maybe 4 interviews in over 3 months all for really crappy jobs which end up being sales commision jobs.
I cant even get jobs which pay 5k a month. The 3 or 4 inteviews I went to they offered me like 3k a month some a bit more though not much more and some even less.
I even had my resume done by a professional company and still no response. I have gotten one call a month so far for an interview and am so desperate I go to them all even if they werent that great. I even applied to positions which required undergrad in business and still no response.
Hardly any decent company or rather any company has responded back to me in the last 3 months. I was not looking to make much. I would have been happy if I made 5 to 6k a month. I dont think thats too much to ask after getting an MBA.
So at this point I know I have learnt alot though if I dont get a job even a lower job than what is people's view of Florida Tech's MBA. You tell me or rather think for yourself.
I know if I had the money I could start a business and do well since I have learnt a lot though I dont have the money.
I know I learnt alot. Are others willing to give me a chance though. You might have six pack abs though if no lets you take off your shirt how is any body going to know.
Seriously Florida Tech needs to get that AACSB accreditation. There is a small school close to where I live and even it got the AACSB accreditation. Just as I graduated from Florida Tech. Isnt that just wonderful.
I went here (LOL SORTA) They never matriculated me. I had 5 student advisers, filled out the same paperwork twice for financial aid and grants. Got the run around. I was here for 1 semester. Nothing worked, I couldn't log into my classes or PAWS, I told them this over and over again and tried to drop out via email and phone cause of PAWS not working. They refused my loans and fafsa because I wasn't a matriculated student yet. Why? They never said, now they want the money. The money they could have got from lenders. Don't waste your time. But if you do, save EVERY email..
I have been attending FIT since 2009 and I have nothing but good reviews about the school. I came to this school because of its reputation. At first, I was a bit concerned because I though it was going to be like another University of Phoenix but I'm glad I was wrong.
I came from University of Phoenix and decided to drop out because I was tired of their curriculum and the fact that I was able to pass the classes without ever reading the school book. Come on folks, that really says alot about a school's curriculum if you barely have to touch the book.
Since the start of my first semester of 09 up until now 2011, I have had to actually sit down and read the books, study, focus, read, read, read and I don't regret it. I figured that if i was going to get into a good University and be in student debt then at least I have to actually learn something and get it from a reputable school. The University of Phoenix does not have a good reputation at all.
I honestly feel bad for all the people that have received their degrees from University of Phoenix. I wish I would have known about the school sooner. The assignments at FIT are not easy and you truly have to change your life style and learn and pass the courses. Some people believe that online education is a joke but those people are idiots because they have never experienced the online education I bet. I can honestly say that the online education at FIT is NOT A JOKE.
Florida Institute of Technology is GRRRRRRREAT!!!
I began with FIT, earlier this year. Registration was going smoothly, until NOW. I sent in all documents FIT required upon registration..I began classes and towards the ending, they suddenly needed more documents. From the very beginning I sent in EVERYTHING they required! Why would FIT wait last minute when the term ended to say they needed ONE more final document. They deliberately notified me the very last minute, as the term has ended to say they needed one final document to get me fully registered, and GUESS WHAT...I am going to be faced with a bill?? HELL to the NO, If I have to turn to the legal system, I most definitely will.
When I just enrolled with the school they were calling/emailing me like white on rice. They wanted to ensure that I really do start school with them. They asked for certain documents, which I have provided..what pissed me off and I realized they're shady..I began classes, took all assignments/exams. The term came to and end, and right before the term ends they gonna call/email me saying they need ONE last document?? Like seriously WHY ONLY NOW...and then I'm going to get an email that "I owe a balance". They better get their act together, because I will take my complaint VERY FAR...This school is only concerned about MONEY, better off in a Community College..Totally disappointed with FIT, and they have the nerve to keep asking me if I have any friends who wants to attend..YEA sure, Like in my right frame of mind I will ever send any of my friends to FIT!!!!!!!!!
I just graduated with an MBA from this school. The total MBA graduating class for Spring 2011 was only approximately 120 students. The education at FIT was fairly good. Just like any type of learning program, you get what you put in. Some people obviously did not put in much effort, while others put in a lot. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking for an online program that is similar to on-campus type programs. Tests, projects, papers, and discussions basically sum up each class experience. I would not recommend this program to those who need a lot of hand holding. At times, the teacher interaction was fairly poor, but that's typical of my on-campus experience.
First of all, if you are looking to get a Masters degree and put in very little effort, then forget online at FIT. It is very hard and challenging.
However,for those of you looking to get a good education, one you can use in the future, then I suggest FIT.
My classmates come from all over the country and world with many great viewpoints and experiences that are shared. I am proud to be a student at FIT.
It is a very challenging school, and it's possible to make high grades by following the assignments. Some of the instructors are outstanding. The quality of education comes also from within yourself--the information is there, but digging deep into it is the student's initiative, just as everything in life is a result of how much quality effort we put into projects.
I, of course, can't say what will happen when I graduate. I will certainly write a review to let others know.