Redstone Arsenal Site

Message From the Director | FIT Huntsville

Harry L. Hobbs, DBA

I greet you with a warm welcome to Florida Institute of Technology at Redstone/Huntsville, Alabama. Our location offers graduate coursework to both civilian and military personnel on Redstone Arsenal and in the Huntsville area.  The majority of the students enrolled in our graduate programs are people who work on Redstone Arsenal or at one of the many government defense or aerospace firms in the local area.  Our students come from diverse backgrounds including those that are active or retired military; or military reserve personnel. About one quarter of students are DOD civilians and some attend our site from the Huntsville community and are not directly affiliated with either the defense or aerospace communities.

We offer 20 graduate degree programs at the master’s degrees level and a certificate program in Acquisition and Contract Management to military personnel and civilians on Redstone Arsenal and in the Huntsville area since 1976.  We offer evening classes and online classes.  Florida Tech is a Tier one ranked college.  For over 30 years, Florida Tech has had a continuous presence in the Redstone/Huntsville community.  During that time, Florida Tech has graduated over 2,500 students in over 25 disciplines in this region of Alabama.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Florida Tech a Tier 1 Best National University.

Florida Institute of Technology is home to the most internationally diverse undergraduate student body in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges” rankings.

In 2016, Florida Tech was again listed as the second-highest ranked private National University in Florida, behind only the University of Miami.

FIT also offers a DBA program that began in 2014, it is a professional degree that prepares students with the advanced knowledge necessary to manage complex corporate environments. The classes are held once a month on a Friday and a Saturday. The program lasts approximately three years. Florida Tech has a staff of 20 adjunct professors and four administrative staff to serve our students. The faculty work full-time in their respective disciplines and provide a "real world" teaching methodology in their evening classes enabling the students to acquire and use those tools, practices, and techniques needed for professional success, career development and organizational growth.

On behalf of our faculty, staff and administrators we welcome you to Florida Tech. Our doors are always open for students to walk through and pursue higher education.

Harry L. Hobbs, DBA
Site Director, FIT Huntsville

hobbsh@fit.edu