TAMPA, Fla., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Tech University Online today announced the addition of a master's degree in Supply Chain Management to its highly regarded offering of graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Since the degree is delivered 100% online, working professionals are able to earn this prestigious distinction without having to put their career on hold.
With a reputation of academic excellence since 1958, Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University and recognized within the Top Online Education honor roll by U.S. News & World Report. An established leader in the field of supply chain management, Florida Tech has been offering the degree on campus and military bases for decades. This is the first time the quality curriculum will be available online for students across the globe.
"With supply chain and distribution systems growing increasingly complex, businesses need knowledgeable leaders capable of navigating within this dynamic, fast-paced field," said Dr. Ann Becker, Dean of the Nathan M. Bisk School of Business. "Florida Tech's Master of Science in Supply Chain Management combines management and industry-specific principles that provide students with real-world knowledge and a deeper understanding of supply chain management's inner workings."
The supply chain field offers excellent employment prospects, a fast-paced work environment, and the opportunity for career growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for supply chain and logistics management should increase by 20 percent through 2018, which is nearly twice as fast as the 11 percent average for all industries combined.
Application for admission to the MS in Supply Chain Management program is now available online for a Summer 1 term start date. Florida Tech University Online does not require a GRE or application fee for admission and classes start every eight weeks. Students who have an undergraduate degree in a business-related field can complete the degree program in just 20 months(1). The 10 three-credit courses will examine principles of world-class supply chain management and learn how to master processes and implement strategy that impact the profitability of organizations in today's increasingly complex and interconnected global economy.
Florida Tech's highly interactive e-learning platform is powered by University Alliance and features downloadable, streaming video lectures that can be accessed conveniently on a computer or mobile device. Full interactive class participation and instructor support are facilitated via online chat rooms and discussion boards.
"We are seeing more students than ever make the decision to earn their degree online," said Mary Bonhomme, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Online Learning, Florida Institute of Technology. "Online learning gives students the ability to earn their degree without quitting their job or disrupting their lives. Many students who enroll in our degree programs are professionals seeking new knowledge and expertise to advance their careers and compete in today's competitive job market."
For more information about Florida Tech's degree programs, visit http://www.floridatechonline.com.
About Florida Tech
Florida Tech is a regionally accredited university that is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University and recognized within the Top Online Education honor roll by U.S. News & World Report. It is also rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named in Barron's Best Buys in College Education. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech has more than 50,000 alumni. Its main campus is located on 130 subtropical acres in Melbourne, Florida, on the state's famous Space Coast.
About University Alliance
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments - making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University, Dominican University, New England College, and Tulane University's Freeman School of Business.
(1) Florida Tech's MS in Supply Chain Management is 30 credits for students with a business-related undergraduate degree. All other students are required to take a 6-credit Essentials of Business Development sequence for a total of 36 credits.
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SOURCE Florida Tech University Online