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Florida Tech, Eastern Florida State Launch SmartTrack MBA Program

Innovative Option for Eligible Students
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MELBOURNE, FLA. — The two leading institutions of higher education in Brevard County, Florida Institute of Technology and Eastern Florida State College, have launched SmartTrack MBA, a program that will allow EFSC students to earn master’s degrees in business administration at Florida Tech’s Nathan Bisk College of Business in a streamlined, cost-effective format.

This accelerated program gives eligible students a guaranteed way into Florida Tech’s MBA program. Students in EFSC’s Bachelor of Applied Science Degree program in Organizational Management will be eligible when they reach 95 credits and maintain a 3.4 GPA.

Under the program, eligible students will have the chance to earn up to six Florida Tech MBA credits in their senior year at EFSC at a savings of $2,700. This early access will allow them to finish their MBA faster than in a traditional program.

“We currently have 612 students in our Bachelor’s Organizational Management program who could benefit from this agreement,” EFSC President Jim Richey said. “It’s a unique, cutting-edge approach that gives students a pathway to a great job after graduation. It’s a real game-changer.”

And there are other benefits under the SmartTrack program:

  • Students are not required to pay a graduation admissions application fee, nor are they required to provide faculty recommendations, resume or a statement of objectives;
  • The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required;
  • Six credits of Essential Courses (MBA prerequisites) are not required;
  • Students may gain the opportunity to receive a lucrative graduate or research assistantship plus stipend if they are taking at least 9 credits per semester at Florida Tech’s Melbourne campus.

“We look forward to welcoming students from Eastern Florida State College who will experience our outstanding faculty and renowned educational experience as they prepare for a lifetime of success in their chosen profession,” said Florida Tech President T. Dwayne McCay.

Ted Richardson, dean of the Nathan Bisk College of Business, said there is a natural fit – and a community benefit – when the Space Coast’s best sources for higher education unite.

“As the economy in our region evolves, institutions such as Florida Tech and Eastern Florida State must play a role in powering that evolution. We do that by helping passionate, bright students earn the degrees they want and need to plug in and make a difference,” Richardson said. “We are pleased our innovative SmartTrack MBA program will help make that happen.”

Find more information on the SmartTrack program by visiting http://admission.fit.edu/graduate/smarttrack-masters.php or contacting Lesa Denninghoff at 321-433-7241 or denninghoffl@easternflorida.edu.

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