Learn How To Win at Business − From Those Who Did

You’re an entrepreneur at heart – either an aspiring one or already running your own business. What can an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship offer you that’s better than just diving in and operating your company?

Plenty: when you can learn what to do – and most importantly, not do − from successful entrepreneurs who operated profitable companies themselves.

For starters, you’ll broaden your perspective substantially, studying all the key disciplines essential to driving a profitable, growing business. You’ll be challenged to solve tough problems and navigate roadblocks now, before they derail your business later. You’ll gain the expertise to create feasibility studies and business plans; participate as a team member in consulting assignments; and build an impressive real-world portfolio.

  • Program covers both traditional M.B.A. courses and those tailored specifically for entrepreneurial development.
  • Includes guest lecturers and accomplished professors - all have run their own successful businesses.
  • Readies you to start a business, acquire an existing business, or run a division of a large corporation.
  • The only business school in Florida–and one of the few in the nation–with entrepreneurship in our name.

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU’s M.B.A. program is 37-49 total credits to complete, depending on undergraduate coursework.

Start Dates

The M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship major is available to start in August, October, January, March and May

Delivery Options

Classes for the M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship program are offered online on Saturdays. Core M.B.A. classes are offered on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campuses through our full-time and evening programs. 

Tuition

Tuition for the degree program is $967 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Application Deadline

Winter II 2021: March 1, 2021
Summer 2021: April 30, 2021

Certificate

The College of Business also offers an entrepreneurship certificate program for non-degree seeking students. Learn more about obtaining an Entrepreneurship Certificate.

Entrepreneurship Curriculum

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M.B.A. Core Courses (19–28 credits)
Credits
ACT 5001*
Introductory Accounting (ACT 5001* / Credits: 3 )
3
ACT 5140
Accounting for Decision Makers (ACT 5140 / Credits: 3 )
3
FIN 5008**
Business Finance (FIN 5008** / Credits: 3 )
3
ISM 5150
Information Strategy for Digital Transformation (ISM 5150 / Credits: 3 )
3
MGT 5001
Developing Academic and Career Success (MGT 5001 / Credits: 1 )
1
MGT 5105
Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World (MGT 5105 / Credits: 3 )
3
MGT 5170
Applying Strategy for Managers (MGT 5170 / Credits: 3 )
3
MKT 5125
Marketing Decisions for Managers (MKT 5125 / Credits: 3 )
3
QNT 5000**
Foundations of Business Statistics (QNT 5000** / Credits: 3 )
3
QNT 5160
Analytical Modeling for Decision Making (QNT 5160 / Credits: 3 )
3
Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
Credits
ENT 5940
Entrepreneurship Law (ENT 5940 / Credits: 3 )
3
ENT 5960
Entrepreneurship/Venture Creation (ENT 5960 / Credits: 3 )
3
ENT 5985
Lean Entrepreneurship (ENT 5985 / Credits: 3 )
3
ENT 5990
International Trade (ENT 5990 / Credits: 3 )
3
Choose one from the following:
Credits
ENT 5899
Entrepreneurship Internship (ENT 5899 / Credits: 3 )
3
ENT 5966
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: International Study Cruise (ENT 5966 / Credits: 3 )
3
Open elective—any course in HCBE excluding CHS prefix ( / Credits: 3 )
3

* Course 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 completed in the past 10 years.
** Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of B- has been completed in the past 5 years.

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

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

"The [Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation] course was a tremendous help in starting my own business. I was inspired by not only Dr. Tworoger’s expert instruction, but also his extensive real life experiences in starting a business. The class was a special favorite, and I eagerly participated in all ways available, including staying after class various times to discuss the business venture I had chosen to pursue (and have now begun!) with Dr. Tworoger."

Linoy Ben Naim, MBA in Entrepreneurship Student

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 issued to local newspapers each term. Home-town newspapers for out of town students will be notified when applicable.

Business Is Changing. Are You Ready?

When life turns upside down, can you navigate change and come out on top? Can you find the path that’s best for people, planet, and profit, without sacrificing one for the other? At NSU Business we’ll help you prepare for whatever lies ahead. So your career can thrive along with your community. So you’ll be the best for yourself and Best for Our World™.

Advance your career with our world-class MBA programs, join our network of leaders, change agents, and innovators. And, above all, be a Difference Maker.

Success Stories

Master This Changing World and Fulfill Your Purpose

The world is changing more rapidly than ever and it’s not kind to those who settle for ordinary. Instead of chasing the paycheck, we say do it for the payoff. People, planet, then profit. That’s the triple bottom line. Do your best. Be your best. Because that’s how to be Best for Our World.

Be an earth shaker. A risk taker. A barrier breaker. Be anything you want to be. As long as you become a Difference Maker.

About the NSU Edge

Our Namesake Was A Difference Maker

H. Wayne Huizenga set success records in starting, acquiring, owning, and revolutionizing businesses like AutoNation, Blockbuster, Waste Management, and many more. He had ownership in all three major professional sports teams in Florida—the Dolphins, Heat, and Marlins. But through it all, he lived his commitment to putting people and planet before profit. He made a difference in the way others defined wealth, success, and purpose.

Come to NSU Business to be like Wayne. Be a leader. An innovator. A good-hearted citizen who gives back to your greater community. Be whatever you want to be. But above all, like Wayne, be a Difference Maker.

The Huizenga Legacy

H. Wayne Huizenga at NSU

Take The Next Step

The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship graduate enrollment office is located in the Carl DeSantis Building in Suite 1115 on NSU's Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus in Davie, Florida. Click here for a map.

Phone: (954) 262-5067 or Toll-Free: (800) 672-7223 x25067

Email: hcbeinfo@nova.edu

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