MBA Day Events Scheduled for Main Campus and Miami
The Huizenga Business School invites you to attend MBA Day at NSU’s Miami location on Thursday, May 3 or at the main campus on May 23. Stop by anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to speak with admission representatives, financial aid experts, academic advisors and faculty members. Learn about the Huizenga Business School’s 14 market-driven MBA programs, 7 master’s degrees, and 16 graduate certificates. So, no matter what your profession, we offer a business degree that’s right for you. Attend MBA Day and find out how a degree from the Huizenga Business School can give you a competitive advantage in the workplace. Classes begin in July. RSVP online for the main campus event, and email email@example.com to RSVP for the Miami event.
Two Sessions Remain in 2012 Sales Management Series
Put your sales team into overdrive at the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education’s 2012 Sales Management Series. Sales are the driving force behind most successful businesses, and highly skilled sales professionals are the ones behind the wheel. Learn what it takes to excel in today’s marketplace by identifying strategic and modern performance dimensions. The following dates and topics are scheduled for the remainder of the series:
Free Situational Leadership® Executive Briefing
May 9: Sales Management and Moneyball
May 23: It’s Not My Fault: Our Desire to Improve Sales Performance
The cost is $295 per person per session. Learn more and register at www.huizenga.nova.edu/salesmanagement. Bring your organization up to speed and get in the fast lane to success.
On Monday, May 14 the Huizenga Business School will be pleased to host Paul “Doc” Hersey, internationally renowned behavioral scientist and founder of The Center for Leadership Studies, for an executive briefing where he will outline his popular leadership model, Situational Leadership®. The model gives leaders and managers strategic methods and tools that can be implemented into everyday interactions to improve performance. For the first time ever, this year’s event will include the LEAD© Self-Assessment. A team of leadership experts will guide you through a self-assessment that provides insight into the effectiveness of your own personal leadership style, range and adaptability. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the presentation and self-assessment will follow from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited and by RSVP only. RSVP to 954-262-5026 or online.
Real Estate Students Win Second Annual NAIOP/ULI Collegiate Challenge
A team of students from the M.S. in Real Estate Development program won the 2nd Annual NAIOP/ULI Collegiate Challenge, which was held on Thursday, Apr. 5. Teams representing graduate-level real estate programs from the Huizenga Business School, University of Miami and Florida International University competed. The Challenge was the second of its kind held in South Florida, the first having taken place at NSU in 2010, which the Huizenga Business School team also won. This year’s NSU team created a mixed-use development concept for a 32-acre parcel in Sunrise, Florida owned by the Stiles Company. The seven-person team was comprised of Claudia Gutarra, Andrew Remick, Mark McCann, Hugo Hernandez, Jim Baxter, Kenny Tharrington and Joel Garcia. Read more.
Huizenga Sales Institute Honors Inaugural Class
In honor of the students who recently completed a sales program at the Huizenga Business School, the faculty, staff and executive administrators hosted a Sales Student Recognition Reception on Monday, April 23 in the Huizenga Sales Institute’s Grand Room. Nearly 40 undergraduate and graduate sales students were presented with a certificate of recognition, and also had an opportunity to network with key employers from South Florida’s leading sales companies. Special business guests in attendance included: Wayne Huizenga, namesake, benefactor and renowned entrepreneur; Preston Jones, Interim Dean of the Huizenga Business School; David Mattson, CEO of Sandler Training®; and Charlie Pettijohn, Director of the Huizenga Sales Institute. Mattson addressed the students in a keynote presentation titled “Don’t Settle—Keep Moving Your Flag!” where he encouraged the students to use the knowledge gained from the Huizenga Business School to be successful in their professional sales careers.
Former NBA All Star Speaks to Business Students
On April 10, former NBA All Star Kenny Anderson spoke to students in the Facility and Event course as part of the B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management program. Although his goal in life was to play basketball, Anderson stressed the importance of a back-up plan and getting a solid education. He attended Georgia Tech University for two years and then played in the NBA for 14 years. Since his retirement, he finished a degree in Organizational Leadership at St. Thomas University. He currently coaches at David Posnack Jewish Day School and is a radio personality on WQAM. “Getting my degree was the biggest challenge in my life,” said Kenny. He encouraged the students to never take their talents for granted, stay focused, and continually improve.
Undergrad Student Interns for New York Yankees Spring Training
Molly Sigerich, an undergraduate student who will be graduating from the B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management program this month, has been an intern for the Tampa Yankees minor league baseball team since summer 2011. This year, she was invited to participate in the New York Yankees Spring Training, which is held at the Tampa Yankees field. In this position, Molly helped with game operations. She was responsible for working the will call window, and managing parking lists and VIP suites. “It was great getting to interact with all of the big-time players on a daily basis,” said Molly. “My office door led right into the underground tunnel where all the players walk in and out. On the first day of practices I ran into Lou Pinella on my way to lunch and it was so awesome!” Molly attests that this internship experience has taught her a lot about game operations on a larger scale, and what it takes to get a sold-out-stadium ready for a big game. Molly, who played on the NSU volleyball team, will intern for the Tampa Yankees throughout the 2012 summer.
Economics and Finance Association Host Global Business Event
The Huizenga Business School’s Economics and Finance Association is pleased to host Joseph P. Glynn, President of Glynn International, for an event titled, “Globalization—The Ever-Changing Landscape of Business.” Glynn International is a nationally recognized global business consulting firm that specializes in assisting companies of all sizes to initiate and expand sales globally. Glynn’s career began as an international trade specialist with the U.S. government. Today, Glynn advises CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, federal, state and city officials on key global trade issues and opportunities. The event will be held on May 23 from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master's Students Attend Final Capstone Course
Congratulations to the recent groups of Master of Business Administration students who attended the Huizenga Business School’s week-long capstone course. The capstone course is the final class required of students prior to completing the master’s degree program.
Three Professors Publish Op-Eds in SFBJ
Three professors from the Huizenga Business School—Charlie Pettijohn, D.B.A.; John Riggs, M.B.A.; and Tom Tworoger, D.B.A.—submitted Op-Eds for the South Florida Business Journal’s Entrepreneur Resource Guide, which was published on April 6. The first article was titled, “Intrapreneurs: Innovators and Risk Takers of the Corporate World” and can be read here: http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/print-edition/2012/04/06/intrapreneurs-innovators-and-risk.html. The second article was titled, “Learn the Win-Win Sales Solutions Successful Entrepreneurs Know” and can be read here: http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/print-edition/2012/04/06/learn-the-win-win-sales-solutions.html.
Management Chair, Professor Publishes Article and is Guest Speaker
Robert Preziosi, D.P.A., Chair and Professor of Management at the Huizenga Business School, published an article in the April issue of the South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report. The article was titled, “Does Health Care Still Need Management Skills?” and compared the management practices at two different hospitals. According to the article, one hospital clearly invested in training and developing management skills in its managers, whereas the other did not. The impact on patient care, efficiency, employee performance, and overall quality of health care were profound. In addition to his publication, Preziosi was also the recent speaker at the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants meeting. The title of his presentation was “Leadership 2015: You Want Me to do What?” and four areas that leaders should focus on to be successful.
Doctoral Alumnus Adjunct Appointment at University of Waterloo
David Alexander, a 2010 DBA alumnus, received the prestigious appointment to serve as an Associate Professor at the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre in Canada’s premier technology park/incubator, which is part of the University of Waterloo’s world renowned Engineering Department. In this three year adjunct appointment Alexander will be teaching accounting, finance, and strategy courses in a specialized graduate business program for engineers. Alexander will also be mentoring students in new ventures and conducting research in corporate governance that is specific to entrepreneurship. In addition to this prestigious appointment, Alexander continues his responsibilities as co-founder and principal at Third Eye Capital, a credit hedge fund manager investing in mid-market companies in Canada and the U.S.
Huizenga School Honors 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
The Huizenga Business School inducted three business leaders into its 2012 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on April 18. Joining the distinguished class of entrepreneurs this year were: Joel L. Altman, chairman and chief executive officer of The Altman Companies; George Feldenkreis, chairman and chief executive officer of Perry Ellis International; and Philip P. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Phil Smith Management, Inc. More than 550 guests attended the induction ceremony which was held at the Signature Grand in Davie. The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to honor the lifetime achievements of outstanding entrepreneurs, including members such as H. Wayne Huizenga, Terry W. Stiles, Ronald G. Assaf, Jordan Zimmerman, Carl DeSantis , John H. Schnatter, Steven J. Halmos, Beverly Raphael Altman, and Don Taft to name a few.
MBA Alumnus Wins 2012 Student Life Achievement Award
On April 17 NSU hosted the 13th Annual Student Life Achievement Awards (most commonly referred to as the STUEYS) at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Winning the prestigious “Alumni of the Year” award was Huizenga Business School M.B.A. alumnus, Scott Roberts. The elbow-to-elbow event recognized 28 students, faculty, staff, corporate partners and alumni who have contributed to building a greater sense of community and campus life at NSU. A VIP pre-reception was held at the Carl DeSantis Atrium and a post-reception immediately followed the ceremony. See all of the 2012 STUEY nominees and winners at http://sharkfins.nova.edu/?p=11728.
Scholarship Winners Announced, Dates Set for E.S.C.A.P.E. Summer Camp
The Huizenga Business School’s International Institute for Franchise Education (IIFE) formally welcomed the winners of this year’s Entrepreneurship Summer Camp and Personal Enrichment Program (E.S.C.A.P.E.) Scholarship Contest. This year’s winners are:
- Blake Bierman – 10th grader – American Heritage High School, Plantation
- Elizabeth Furey – 10th grader – McFatter Technical High School, Davie
- Jordann Richards – 10th grader – Northeast High School, Oakland Park
- Anna Singh – 10th grader – Hollywood Hills High School, Hollywood
The winners will each receive a full scholarship to attend a session of this summer’s E.S.C.A.P.E. entrepreneurship summer camp. Applicants for the scholarship contest were required to write an essay on the business they would like to start. IIFE congratulates this year’s winners and thanks Great Clips, Safeguard Business Systems, and SUBWAY restaurants for providing the scholarships. E.S.C.A.P.E. aims to educate and inspire tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by introducing them to business concepts and ethics in a fun and highly interactive educational environment. The camp program is open to all highly motivated high school students in grades 9-12 who have a passion for business and want to learn more about entrepreneurship. Session dates for Summer 2012 are Jun. 11-15 and Jul. 23-27. For more information and/or to register, please contact Niemah Butler at 954-262-5092 or visit www.huizenga.nova.edu/ESCAPE/
. Nova employees, faculty, students, and alumni will receive a 20% discount on camp registrations for their family members.
Executive Education Graduates Six Sigma Yellow Belt Class
Twenty-four employees from MTN Satellite Communications, a Miramar-based global satellite communication provider, attended the two-day Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification training course at the Huizenga Business School’s Hudson Center of Executive Education. This program was customized for the MTN operations, IT and engineering departments, which broke into three teams to develop a process improvement strategy for the case study provided. Saulo Salvador, VP of Operations said, “I enjoyed the presenters. They are very knowledgeable and have given us tools that we can immediately use to improve our business processes and quality.”
Huizenga School Hosts Public Administration Conference
On April 13 the Huizenga Business School hosted to the 6th Annual Best Practices Conference, which was sponsored by the South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). This year’s conference theme was titled “Looking to the Past, Planning for the Future.” As part of the event’s agenda, a panel discussion was held titled “Leadership Challenges in Public Service.” The panel was moderated by Robert Preziosi, D.P.A., Professor and Chair of Management at the Huizenga Business School. Among others, members of the panel included George Hanbury, Ph.D., President of Nova Southeastern University. The Huizenga Business School’s Interim Dean, Preston Jones, D.B.A., gave welcoming remarks.