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M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship Students

M.B.A. with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship

New Certificate Options

In Fall 2018 a new five course Entrepreneurship Certificate will be offered.

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Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-5168
800-672-7223 ext. 25168

The goal of the M.B.A. with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship program is to teach you how to look at business entrepreneurship in an entirely new way. The learning process is designed to inspire and expand the way you approach business challenges and offers a curriculum designed to hone the skills of those who are currently - or aspire to be - an entrepreneur.

By enrolling in this program, you will take many of the traditional courses associated with a general M.B.A. program. Additionally, there are courses that have been tailored to entrepreneurial development. Throughout the entrepreneurship program, you will learn practical skill sets from guest lecturers and esteemed professors - all who have run their own successful businesses.

By graduation, you will have acquired the expertise to create feasibility studies and business plans, participate as a team member in consulting assignments, and build a real-life portfolio. Ultimately, you will learn how to start a business, acquire an existing business, or run a division of a large corporation.

Admissions Deadlines:

Fall II 2018: October 5, 2018
Winter I 2019: December 14, 2018

  • All of the professors teaching in the Entrepreneurship Department have managed successful businesses. Learn management skills from a professor who has lived it.
  • M.B.A. core courses offered weeknights or during the day on the main campus and online. Entrepreneurship courses are offered weeknights on the main campus.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 21 months.
  • Program begins five times annually with starts in August, October, January, March, and May.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Thomas M. Tworoger, DBA
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25135

Total credits: 40-49

M.B.A. Core Courses (19-28 total credits)

Concentration Courses (21 total credits)
ENT 5960 Entrepreneurship/Venture Creation
ENT 5990 International Trade for Entrepreneurs
FIN 5970 Entrepreneurship/Finance (In place of M.B.A. core FIN 5130)
ENT 5940 Entrepreneurship Law
MKT 5225 Social Media Marketing
ENT 5985 Lean Entrepreneurship
Choose one from the following:
ENT 5966 * Cuba Study Tour
ENT 5899 Entrepreneurship Internship
XXX XXXX Open elective course in HCBE (excludes courses with ACT, CHS, PUB and TXX prefixes)

* Please note: ENT 5966 Cuba Study Tour has a tuition fee and supplemental fees assigned to this course.

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

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the M.B.A. with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Course Descriptions

The following prerequisite courses are built into the M.B.A. core curriculum.

ACT 5001 Introductory Accounting*
FIN 5008 Business Finance**
QNT 5000 Foundations of Business Statistics**

* 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 earned in the past 10 years

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

Students have two options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Businessand Entrepreneurship;
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administered by a testing organizationthat has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selectingthis 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.

Student Cruise to Cuba

Cuba Study Tour

Over forty Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and administrators will be travelling to Cuba on board Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky from December 11-15, 2017. The Cruise to Cuba is part of a Cuba Study Tour focused on Entrepreneurship and Real Estate. The students will have discussion sessions with NSU faculty on board the ship as well as faculty from Havana, Cuba. In addition, they will be meeting with local Cuban entrepreneurs and business owners to discuss emerging opportunities. Dean Preston Jones will be joining the group on this 2nd Annual Academic Study Tour of Cuba.

The all-inclusive price for the December 11-15, 2017 Cuba Study Tour is only $1125 plus tuition for 3-credit hour elective course (ENT 5966 – Special Topics in Entrepreneurship). Entrepreneurship students will receive first priority in reservations. For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Tworoger at (or) Dr. Fred Forgey at

You can read a firsthand account of the experience with this student's blog from December 2016 below:

Cuba trip blog

Perhaps you have read about the recognition these advisory board members and our alumni have received from the national and global business communities. As a student at the H. Wayne Huizenga College, you will interact with professionals who both teach and advise. An important group of professionals who guide our programs is represented by our Advisory Group.

Recognized entrepreneurs, these individuals dedicate their time and attention to ensure that the M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship remains highly innovative and responsive to the needs of today's professionals. While membership on the Advisory Board changes, those members have included:

Keith Cobb

Former CEO of Alamo Rental Car who successfully sold Alamo to Wayne Huizenga's Auto Nation. Currently serves as a senior consultant to ANC Rental.

Steve Halmos

Co-founder of SafeCard Services, Inc. the national largest credit card services company. Steve guided SafeCard from its start-up to its listing on the NYSE. Currently involved in various real estate developments, private investments, and CEO of The Reunion Group.

Jim Hilmer

Senior officer and partner of one of the world's largest advertising agencies. Senior officer of Blockbuster Entertainment, a founder of Einstein Bagels, and CEO of a successful internet company.

Keith Koeing

Co-founder of City Furniture, a $170 million premier South Florida retail furniture company.

Donald K. McKinney

Mr. McKinney is currently a founding partner of Watershed Capital LLC - a $50 million private equity fund which invests in technology startups. He previously founded International Network Services (1991) based in Sunnyvale, California and served as chairman until its sale to Lucent Technologies for $3.7 billion in 1999. This was Mr. McKinney's fourth successful start-up. The success of INS was directly linked to his experience building successful new ventures.

Carolyn Lee

From bank teller to vice president and managing executive of South Florida's most prestigious bank, Northern Trust.

Tom Miller

CEO and partner with his brother in one of South Florida's premiere construction companies.

Dave Murray

Attorney and owner of his own firm specializing in high-end residential properties and commercial lease and property acquisition.

Paul O'Hara

CFO of Renaissance Cruises. Instrumental in the sale of Precision Response, a public company.

Steve Shelton

Dealer with his brother for Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, and Range Rover. Dealerships are located in Fort Lauderdale, Naples and Fort Myers.

Steve Woods

Partner in Keefe, McCullough, a large regional public accounting firm. Specializes in tax, investment, and acquisitions.

Scott Smith

President and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Represented the Tribune's interest in AOL from 1991 until 1999.

Thomas M. Tworoger, DBA

Former President and CEO of four Kenworth truck locations rated number one in sales and first U.S. dealer to sell Japanese medium duty trucks. Member of NSU faculty.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Thomas M. Tworoger, DBA
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25135

The Halmos Entrepreneurship Certificate of Excellence is designed to encourage academic excellence as well as achievement in entrepreneurial activities outside the classroom.

  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.

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

Tom Tworoger, D.B.A., professor in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, was featured in this story on Entrepreneurship programs in South Florida Business and Wealth magazine.

November 21, 2014
Startups take root in region's schools
By Celia Ampel
Keith Koenig and ENT 5981 Students

At left: City Furniture President Keith Koenig and ENT 5981 Students.

When Thomas M. Tworoger was hired in 2000 to start an entrepreneurship department at Nova Southeastern University, he gathered a "who's who" of South Florida entrepreneurs and met with them monthly to outline a hands-on, real-world curriculum.

The department, part of the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, has never since provided a typical classroom education, he said.

"Everyone in this Department of Entrepreneurship has run a successful business, and that makes us really unique," Tworoger said.

Graduate students create a business plan - for many, it's a real business, but for others, it's practice - and carry it through six courses, culminating a capstone course when they go into the community and help solve a problem for a local business.

"We can teach things that aren't in the textbooks," Tworoger said. "People who write the textbooks typically don't have a business background."

Read the full article at the South Florida Business Journal

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

September 22 | Graduate Business Showcase

It's more convenient than ever for you to get admitted to the Huizenga College of Business. Come by any time during this event to learn about our programs, apply, and gain acceptance—all in one place. The application fee is waived at this event!


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