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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.

Apply for NSU’s M.B.A. with a major in Process Improvement.

Quick Facts

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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. The Saturday MBA Program option is available to start once a year, beginning in Fall 2021.

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. An on-campus Saturday MBA program is also available on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus that can be completed in one year. 


Tuition for the degree program is $939 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

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


Process Improvement Curriculum

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M.B.A. Core Courses (22–31 credits)
ACT 5001*
Introductory Accounting ( ACT 5001* / Credits: 3 )
ACT 5140
Accounting for Decision Makers ( ACT 5140 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5008**
Marketing Decisions for Managers ( FIN 5008** / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5130
Financial Management ( FIN 5130 / Credits: 3 )
ISM 5150
Information Strategy for Digital Transformation ( ISM 5150 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5001
Developing Academic and Career Success ( MGT 5001 / Credits: 1 )
MGT 5105
Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World ( MGT 5105 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5170
Applying Strategy for Managers ( MGT 5170 / Credits: 3 )
MKT 5125
Marketing Decisions for Managers ( MKT 5125 / Credits: 3 )
QNT 5000**
Foundations of Business Statistics ( QNT 5000** / Credits: 3 )
QNT 5160
Analytical Modeling for Decision Making ( QNT 5160 / Credits: 3 )
Process Improvement (15 credits)
PIM 5450
Quality Management ( PIM 5450 / Credits: 3 )
PIM 5455
Project Management ( PIM 5455 / Credits: 3 )
PIM 5460
Process Improvement Methods ( PIM 5460 / Credits: 3 )
PIM 5465
Process Improvement Practicum ( PIM 5465 / Credits: 3 )
Open elective—any course in HCBE excluding CHS prefixes. ( / Credits: 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.

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