Move Organizations Forward

Solve an organization’s toughest business problems and you’ve struck career gold. Insightful leaders who can respond to global pressures, changing markets and other business shifts through successful organization-wide process improvement are in strong demand.

Your M.B.A. major in Process Improvement focuses on the expertise to drive higher performance, quality, and ROI, all while promoting a proactive work culture. This program puts you right in the driver’s seat, with a hands-on education navigating the real-world challenges of area companies. Add the strategic business insights of a classic M.B.A. curriculum and you’ll have an impressive skill set few employers can resist.

  • Hands-on experience: Solve real-world challenges posed by area companies.
  • Prepares you to sit for three internationally recognized certifications: ASQ’s Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, SME’s Lean Bronze and PMI’s Project Management Professional.

Quick Facts

Curriculum

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

Start Dates

The M.B.A. with a major in Process Improvement is available to start in August, October, January, March and May. 

Delivery Options

The M.B.A with a major in Process Improvement  is offered in the evenings on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie and Miami campuses and online

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 a Process Improvement Certificate program for non-degree seeking students. Learn more about obtaining a Process Improvement Certificate.

Earning Potential

Quality Assurance Director

$129,102 Average Salary Per Year

Business Process Consultant

$106,396 Average Salary Per Year

Vice President of Total Quality

$211,361 Average Salary Per Year

Source: Salary.com

Process Improvement Curriculum

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M.B.A. Core Courses (22–31 credits)
Credits
ACT 5001*
Introductory Accounting (ACT 5001* / Credits: 3 )
3
ACT 5140
Accounting for Decision Makers (ACT 5140 / Credits: 3 )
3
FIN 5008**
Marketing Decisions for Managers (FIN 5008** / Credits: 3 )
3
FIN 5130
Financial Management (FIN 5130 / 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
Process Improvement (15 credits)
Credits
PIM 5450
Quality Management (PIM 5450 / Credits: 3 )
3
PIM 5455
Project Management (PIM 5455 / Credits: 3 )
3
PIM 5460
Process Improvement Methods (PIM 5460 / Credits: 3 )
3
PIM 5465
Process Improvement Practicum (PIM 5465 / Credits: 3 )
3
Open elective—any course in HCBE excluding CHS prefixes. ( / 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.

Lean Six Sigma Certifications

The Huizenga College of Business will award Lean Six Sigma certifications based on students' performance in the core Process Improvement courses (PIM 5450, PIM 5455, PIM 5460, and PIM 5465).

Cumulative GPA
3.65 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
3.25 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
3.0 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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.

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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.

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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

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