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Professional Practice Management Certificate

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Master the Skills to Manage Your Practice

Embarking on a journey to start and/or manage a professional practice—law firm, accounting firm, medical practice, dental practice, or architectural or engineering firm—can be exciting and rewarding. With NSU’s Certificate in Professional Practice Management, you’ll be able to sharpen your leadership and managerial skills. These skills are essential for success in developing, managing, and growing a profitable professional practice.

This graduate certificate program is a condensed version of the Professional Practice Management degree program. The curriculum is designed to help you with hiring, managing, and retaining talent; growing a client base; marketing, and many other key pieces in managing a profitable practice.

  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. Apply online
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization 
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS)
  • Additional documents and may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores.

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The following prerequisite course may be necessary for certificate completion.

  • ACT 5001 Introductory Accounting
  • FIN 5008 Business Finance

Courses may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of "C" has been earned in the past 10 years. 

Students have two options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship;
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administered by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this option must complete the requirements within their first two semesters with HCBE. After the second semester, courses must be completed with HCBE. Official transcripts must be received by the office of Academic Advising one week prior to students seeking to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.

Full-time professionals are available to discuss the Professional Practice Management certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Total Credits: 24-30

Required Courses 
CHS 5050 Health Systems Management
CHS 5210 Billing, Coding and Collection in Healthcare  
ENT 5961 Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Innovation  
MGT 5105 Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World
MGT 5631 Leading People and Organizations
MGT 5685 Professional Practice Management
PIM 5450 Quality Management
TXX 5760 Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities, and Property

For course descriptions, please visit Course Wizard

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

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