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M.B.A. with a Major in Entrepreneurship

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You’re an entrepreneur at heart – either an aspiring one or already running a business. To grow as a business leader, you need to broaden your perspective. Gain a competitive advantage at one of the few schools in the country with Entrepreneurship in its name.

The M.B.A. with a major in Entrepreneurship provides you with the advanced business expertise you seek, but with a focus on entrepreneurial development. You’ll learn from industry leaders who’ve operated profitable companies themselves, giving you an edge to successfully running your business. You’ll do hands-on work on real-world projects, while learning how to solve tough problems and navigate roadblocks now, before they derail your business. In addition, you’ll gain the expertise to create business plans, participate in consulting assignments for real businesses with real problems, and build an impressive portfolio.

Ultimately, you’ll learn how to start a business, acquire an existing business, or run a division of a large corporation, so you can grow financially and as a leader. 

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Admission Deadlines:

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

  • 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 on the main campus and online. Entrepreneurship courses are offered synchronously online via Zoom on Saturdays.
  • 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: 37-46

M.B.A. Core Courses (19-29 total credits)

Major Courses (18 total credits)
ENT 5960 Entrepreneurship/Venture Creation
ENT 5990 International Trade for Entrepreneurs
ENT 5970 Entrepreneurship/Finance (In place of M.B.A. core FIN 5130)
ENT 5940 Entrepreneurship Law
ENT 5985 Lean Entrepreneurship
Choose one from the following:
ENT 5966  Special Topics in Entrepreneurship/Venture Creation
ENT 5899 Entrepreneurship Internship
XXX XXXX Open elective course in HCBE excluding CHS prefix
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.

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the M.B.A. with a Major in Entrepreneurship curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25067 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Course Descriptions

ACT 5140 : Accounting for Decision Makers

Linda Kidwell, Ph.D.

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FIN 5130 : Financial Management

Albert Williams, Ph.D.

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MGT 5105: Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World

Leslie Tworoger, Ph.D.

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MGT 5170: Applying Strategey for Managers

Jason Cavich, Ph.D.


MKT 5125: Marketing Decisions for Managers

Bay O'Leary, Ph.D.

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The following prerequisite course may be necessary for certification completion.

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

Students have three options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga Collee of Business and Entrepreneurship;
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administrated by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this 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 register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.
  3. Complete the course with another regionally accredited institution. Students should obtain verification from an academic advisor regarding course equivalency at another institution. Students will need to supply a course description for initial evaluation. A course syllabus may be required if additional review is needed.
  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. CLICK HERE to APPLY ONLINE
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization 
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS)
  • Additional documents and may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores. View additional admission information

Student Cruise to Cuba

Cuba Study Tour

Over forty Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and administrators traveled to Cuba on board Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky in December 2018. The Cruise to Cuba is part of a Cuba Study Tour focused on Entrepreneurship and Real Estate. The students have discussion sessions with NSU faculty on board the ship as well as faculty from Havana, Cuba. In addition, they meet with local Cuban entrepreneurs and business owners to discuss emerging opportunities. 

You can read a firsthand account of the experience on the student blogs below:

Cuba trip blog
Cuba and Caribbean Study Tour.
Cuba trip blog
Nova Cruise 2018.

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

Hello, my name is Linoy Ben Naim and I am currently taking the last class of my MBA at NSU. Last semester I took a class called Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation (ENT 5960) which falls under the entrepreneurship section of the MBA program The course was a tremendous help in starting my own business, “Petals and Tails.” 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. The extensive preparation of the class’ final project, which was a comprehensive business plan and presentation is in large part responsible for the business I have created. I did not see the sun for a week and a half while completing them, but those tasks are what led me in the right direction and started me off on the right foot! I am extremely glad I took this class and followed through with my dream of owning my own business.

MBA in Entrepreneurship student, Tristan Payne, Launches a Dog Soft Chews Business, Golden’s Co.

Tristan Payne of Golden's Co.

Golden’s Co offers three new all natural, gmo free products that are made in the United States.

Founded in South Florida, Golden’s has created soft chew treats for dogs that make both dogs and dog parents happy. Golden’s Treats offer great nutritional value to keep dogs happy and healthy. While dogs may be Golden’s focus, each treat is created with dog moms and dads in mind. Ingredients are carefully selected and tested to meet Golden’s high health standards. Each of the three treats has a certain goal in mind, from Golden’s Serenity which helps calm dogs with stress and anxiety to Golden’s Mighty Bites which is a great on the run snack and Golden’s Spark will give your dog that extra nourishment needed to keep up with family activities.

Every dog has an adventurous side and Golden’s is there to make sure that every dog seizes the day every day!

“The only thing better than a dog is a happy dog, that’s where we come in. At Golden’s Co we search far and wide to provide your pets with the healthiest, tastiest soft chews on the market. Golden’s Co. is more than just a product, it’s a lifestyle. Live Free, Feel Golden.

Golden’s Co soft chews can be found at

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