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 STEM-designated M.B.A. 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.

"My fellow students, alumni, and PI colleagues are a powerful network of professionals and future industry thought leaders that bring value to any organization they chose to become a part of.”

Garrett Chabot | 2017 Alumnus

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

Classes for the Master of Business Administration program with a major in Process Improvement are offered weeknights at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus and online (asynchronously). Select classes in the major offered in the online format, may require synchronous learning.

Tuition

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Application Deadline

Fall I: August 15
Fall II: October 1
Winter I: December 15
Winter II: March 1
Summer: May 1

Tuition Assistance for NSU Business Programs

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Employer Tuition Assistance Program

NSU Business partners with more than 135 local and national organizations to offer discounted employee tuition of up to 20% through our employer tuition program.
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NSU Alumni Tuition Discount

NSU alumni are eligible for a tuition award of 20% off any graduate degree or business certificate program. Alumni also receive an application fee waiver and access to a dedicated adviser to assist throughout the admission process.

Earning Potential

Graduates of this program have a wide range of career opportunities. You can plan your career by visiting ASQ Career Pathways or NSU’s Handshake platform. To view some of the job titles NSU PI graduates have landed, click here.

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

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*
Business Finance (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, ISEC, MSIT, and MMIS prefixes ( / Credits: 3 )
3

*Students who completed undergraduate courses in accounting, finance, or statistics within the past five years are encouraged to complete a free, online, self-paced review course in each of the three noted disciplines. Students who completed these courses between five and ten years are required to complete the noted review course(s). Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been earned in the past 5 years. Courses may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee when the student can demonstrate current knowledge and consistent use of skills and abilities that align with one or more of the three undergraduate disciplines. To seek such a waiver, the student must provide to the chair or designee a current resume and short essay that describes past and current work activities that support the waiver(s). The student may submit supplemental information at their discretion.

**Students are required to complete a Black Belt-level project as a function of the curriculum. Click here to view past student projects. 

***Students must take MGT 5001 in their first term.

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

NSU Graduates Certified in Lean Six Sigma

Success Stories

NSU Business Among Top Business Schools in the World

As an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is recognized for the highest standard of achievement for business education, earned by less than 6% of the world's schools offering business degree programs. AACSB requires schools to meet standards of excellence in areas including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning.

Entering a program that complies with the highest accreditation standards in the world guarantees that you will learn advanced skills for high-level, long-term success in business and beyond.

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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