Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Receives Accreditation by Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education

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The Florida Institute of Technology’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business online graduate program, Master’s in Business Administration with a Specialization in Project Management (MBA/PM), received accreditation by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) effective September 1st. The GAC-accreditation is a highly prestigious honor as it symbolizes the degree of quality found within the MBA/PM. Having the accreditation also symbolizes a commitment by Florida Tech to continuously improve the curriculum and to keep it current.

In October, Dr. Deborah Carstens, Academic Chair of the MBA/PM accepted on behalf of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business the GAC plaque at the Dallas, Texas GAC Academic Forum which was presented by Ms. Beth Partleton, Chair of the PMI Board of Directors, and Dr. John Cable, Chair of the Global Accreditation Center (insert picture). Dr. Deborah Carstens and Mr. Timothy Muth, Student Assessment Director for the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, spear-headed both the effort and the team that achieved accreditation status.

The year-long process to achieve accreditation began with a self-study report being submitted that described the program and specifically how the curriculum met the GAC learning outcomes. Currently, there are only 19GAC accrediated universities in North America and 18 other GAC accredited universities in Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

For more information about the MBA/PM program at Florida Tech, visit http://www.floridatechonline.com/.

The press release on Florida Tech GAC accreditation can be found at http://www.fit.edu/newsroom/news/4367/florida_tech_receives_gac_accreditation_for_mba_in_project_management_online_program.

 

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Dr. S. Ann Becker is the dean of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech with oversight of the Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Development. She has served the college as both associate dean of research and academic chair for online CIS and MBA business degree programs. Dr. Becker has twenty plus years of academic experience with over 100 publications. She has held tenured positions at Northern Arizona University and American University, Washington D.C. Dr. Becker has an MBA from St. Cloud State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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