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H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
3301 College Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Undergraduate Admissions
(954) 262-8000
800-338-4723
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Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-5168
800-672-7223 ext. 25168
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M.B.A. with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship

The goal of the M.B.A. with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship program is to teach you how to look at business entrepreneurship in an entirely new way. The learning process is designed to inspire and expand the way you approach business challenges and offers a curriculum designed to hone the skills of those who are currently - or aspire to be - an entrepreneur.

By enrolling in this program, you will take many of the traditional courses associated with a general M.B.A. program. Additionally, there are courses that have been tailored to entrepreneurial development. Throughout the entrepreneurship program, you will learn practical skill sets from guest lecturers and esteemed professors - all who have run their own successful businesses.

By graduation, you will have acquired the expertise to create feasibility studies and business plans, participate as a team member in consulting assignments, and build a real-life portfolio. Ultimately, you will learn how to start a business, acquire an existing business, or run a division of a large corporation.

  • All of the professors teaching in the Entrepreneurship Department have managed successful businesses. Learn management skills from a professor who has lived it.
  • M.B.A. core courses offered weeknights, or during the day on the main campus and online. Entrepreneurship courses are offered weeknights on the main campus.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 21 months.
  • Program begins five times annually with starts in August, October, January, March, and May.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Thomas M. Tworoger, DBA
(954)262-5135
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25135
tworoger@nova.edu

Total credits: 39

M.B.A. Core Courses (18 total credits)

Concentration Courses (21 total credits)
ENT 5960 Entrepreneurship/Venture Creation
ENT 5990 International Trade for Entrepreneurs
FIN 5970 Entrepreneurship/Finance (In place of M.B.A. core FIN 5130)
MGT 5940 Entrepreneurship Law
MKT 5225 Social Media Marketing
ENT 5985 Lean Entrepreneurship
ENT 5966 * Cuba Study Tour
ENT 5899 * Internship
XXX XXXX * Open elective course in HCBE

* Choose ENT 5966 Cuba Study Tour, ENT 5899 Internship, OR open elective course in HCBE.

Please note: ENT 5966 Cuba Study Tour has a tuition fee and supplemental fees assigned to this course.

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, each of our programs of study assume prerequisite knowledge in selected content areas.

NOTE – An equivalent prerequisite may be completed at an approved regionally accredited institution or through a CLEP or DANTES exam within the students first two semesters of enrollment with HCBE. Students who have not completed the prerequisites courses within that timeframe will be required to complete them with the Huizenga College of Business, at NSU.

Master of Business Administration (all concentration areas)
  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (B- or higher and for the foundation courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 5 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):
    • Business or Corporate Finance (8 weeks, online or evenings)
    • Statistics (8 weeks evenings, 16 weeks online)
  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (C+ or higher and for the foundation courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 10 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):
    • Financial Accounting (16 weeks evenings or online)

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the M.B.A. with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Course Descriptions

Prerequisite Course Descriptions

Student Cruise to Cuba

Cuba Study Tour

Over thirty-five Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship graduate students, faculty, and administrators will be travelling to Cuba on board Fathom's Adonia from December 11-18, 2016. The Cruise to Cuba is part of a Cuba Study Tour focused on Entrepreneurship and Real Estate. The students will have discussion sessions with NSU faculty on board the ship as well as faculty from multiple universities throughout Cuba. In addition, they will be meeting with local Cuban entrepreneurs and business owners to discuss emerging opportunities. President George Hanbury will be joining the group on this 1st Annual Academic Study Tour of Cuba.

You can read a firsthand account of the experience with this student's blog below:

Cuba trip blog

http://www.thegemwithin.com/blog/cuba-the-trip-that-changed-everything

Chances are that you've studied from a text written by one of our faculty members. Perhaps you have read about the recognition they and our alumni have received from the national and global business communities. As a student at the H. Wayne Huizenga College, you will interact with professionals who both teach and advise. An important group of professionals who guide our programs is represented by our Advisory Group.

Recognized entrepreneurs, these individuals dedicate their time and attention to ensure that the M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship remains highly innovative and responsive to the needs of today's professionals. While membership on the Advisory Board changes, those members have included:

Keith Cobb

Former CEO of Alamo Rental Car who successfully sold Alamo to Wayne Huizenga's Auto Nation. Currently serves as a senior consultant to ANC Rental.

Steve Halmos

Co-founder of SafeCard Services, Inc. the national largest credit card services company. Steve guided SafeCard from its start-up to its listing on the NYSE. Currently involved in various real estate developments, private investments, and CEO of The Reunion Group.

Jim Hilmer

Senior officer and partner of one of the world's largest advertising agencies. Senior officer of Blockbuster Entertainment, a founder of Einstein Bagels, and CEO of a successful internet company.

Keith Koeing

Co-founder of City Furniture, a $170 million premier South Florida retail furniture company.

Donald K. McKinney

Mr. McKinney is currently a founding partner of Watershed Capital LLC - a $50 million private equity fund which invests in technology startups. He previously founded International Network Services (1991) based in Sunnyvale, California and served as chairman until its sale to Lucent Technologies for $3.7 billion in 1999. This was Mr. McKinney's fourth successful start-up. The success of INS was directly linked to his experience building successful new ventures.

Carolyn Lee

From bank teller to vice president and managing executive of South Florida's most prestigious bank, Northern Trust.

Tom Miller

CEO and partner with his brother in one of South Florida's premiere construction companies.

Dave Murray

Attorney and owner of his own firm specializing in high-end residential properties and commercial lease and property acquisition.

Paul O'Hara

CFO of Renaissance Cruises. Instrumental in the sale of Precision Response, a public company.

Steve Shelton

Dealer with his brother for Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, and Range Rover. Dealerships are located in Fort Lauderdale, Naples and Fort Myers.

Steve Woods

Partner in Keefe, McCullough, a large regional public accounting firm. Specializes in tax, investment, and acquisitions.

Scott Smith

President and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Represented the Tribune's interest in AOL from 1991 until 1999.

Thomas M. Tworoger, DBA

Former President and CEO of four Kenworth truck locations rated number one in sales and first U.S. dealer to sell Japanese medium duty trucks. Member of NSU faculty.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Thomas M. Tworoger, DBA
(954)262-5135
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25135

The Halmos Entrepreneurship Certificate of Excellence is designed to encourage academic excellence as well as achievement in entrepreneurial activities outside the classroom.

Qualifications
  1. A minimum of a 3.75 grade point average for all entrepreneurship courses.
  2. Students must participate in at least one business plan competition. The competition must be pre-approved by the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program.
  3. Students must submit an original idea to their employers to address one of the following:
    1. To improve service
    2. To Increase profits
    3. To reduce expenses

Proposals that have been accepted and approved by the respective employers must be submitted and approved by the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program. Students that are not employed may use an organization that is accepted by the Director.

Award:
  1. At graduation qualified students will receive a certificate signed by the Dean and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program.
  2. The names of the award recipients will be placed on a plaque prominently displayed in the Carl DeSantis' building at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  3. Press releases with the names of the award winners will be issues to local newspapers each term. Home-town newspapers for out of town students will be notified when applicable.

Tom Tworoger, Ph.D., professor in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, was featured in this story on Entrepreneurship programs in South Florida Business and Wealth magazine.


November 21, 2014
SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL - Education Report
Startups take root in region's schools By Celia Ampel Keith Koenig and ENT 5981 Students

At left: City Furniture President Keith Koenig and ENT 5981 Students.

When Thomas M. Tworoger was hired in 2000 to start an entrepreneurship department at Nova Southeastern University, he gathered a "who's who" of South Florida entrepreneurs and met with them monthly to outline a hands-on, real-world curriculum.

The department, part of the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, has never since provided a typical classroom education, he said.

"Everyone in this Department of Entrepreneurship has run a successful business, and that makes us really unique," Tworoger said.

Graduate students create a business plan - for many, it's a real business, but for others, it's practice - and carry it through six courses, culminating a capstone course when they go into the community and help solve a problem for a local business.

"We can teach things that aren't in the textbooks," Tworoger said. "People who write the textbooks typically don't have a business background."

Read the full article at the South Florida Business Journal