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M.B.A. in Management (Day Program)


The Huizenga College of Business' M.B.A. in Management Day program, which is designed for the young professional, includes workshops in resume writing, business communication, and interviewing techniques. Classes are offered during weekdays (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and can be completed in only 12 months. Its curriculum was designed to meet the demands of today's competitive marketplace, and teaches essential business acumen, including administration and operations, management, accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and more. Graduates exit the program with a differential competitive advantage, and are prepared to add immediate value to their companies.

  • Both the M.B.A. core courses and the Management courses are offered during the day (Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday) on NSU's main campus.
  • Designed for students pursuing their graduate education directly after the completion of their undergraduate degree and for professionals who are retraining for a career change.
  • Program can be completed in only 12 months.
  • Internships are an integral part of the M.B.A. in Management Day program, providing students with the opportunity to gain practical experience and establish important contacts in the business community.
  • Program includes three career development courses (not for credit, but required for graduation).
  • Program begins four times annually with starts in October, January, April, and July.
  • A Management Certificate is also available.
Below is the curriculum for the Management concentration. However, students enrolled in the M.B.A. Day program may choose to register for any of the available concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, or Human Resource Management. Please note that Management is the only concentration available during the day format; all other concentrations must be completed on alternating weekends or online. Please see each specific concentration page for information on class format options.

Total Credits: 39

M.B.A. Core Courses (21 total credits)

Management Concentration Courses (12 total credits)
MGT 5640 Managing in Globally Dynamic Workplaces  
HRM 5310 Managing Human Resources  
MGT 5630 Influencing People for Organizational Effectiveness  
MGT 5620 Managing Legal, Ethical, and Social Challenges  

Elective (6 total credits)
XXX XXXX Any course with MGT, LED, HRM or INB prefix
XXX XXXX Open elective course in HCBE

Students enrolled in the Day format must also take the following workshops, which are not for credit but are required for graduation:

MGT 5110 Effective Resume Writing  
MGT 5111 Business Communication  
MGT 5112 Interviewing Techniques  

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. in Management curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

MGT 5640     Managing in Globally Dynamic Workplaces  (3 cr.)

In this course, students will gain an understanding of leading state-of-the-art management and leadership practices, concepts and theories that can be applied to real-world situations around the globe. Students will learn to understand and challenge management thinkers, and to practice developing their own theoretical and applied models for managing and leading people in today?s dynamic workplaces. Students will have opportunities to assess and apply national and international management practices for market-based economies that can be value-driven and sustainable in a global context. Prerequisites: MGT 5105 or MGT 5020 and HRM 5310 or HRM 5030.

HRM 5310     Managing Human Resources  (3 cr.)

Students will gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing human resource systems; and will gain hands-on abilities to design, direct, and assess human resource systems in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers, leading to organizational effectiveness.

MGT 5630     Influencing People for Organizational Effectiveness  (3 cr.)

Leadership Theory and Practice, is the introductory leadership course in the Leadership program. The course examines leadership as a process with a three-fold focus: the leader, the followers, and the situation. This course investigates strategies and skills for influencing individuals and groups for organizational effectiveness. Students will learn leadership models and skills that can be used in a diverse and global environment. Attention will be given to important leadership issues in the 21st century such as ethics, change, and innovation. Students will have the opportunity to assess their own skill sets and consider development plans for enhancing those skills sets.

MGT 5620     Managing Legal, Ethical, and Social Challenges  (3 cr.)

Students will gain an understanding of the meaning and importance of the law, ethics, morality, and social responsibility in a global business context. Students will be able to engage in critical thinking and analyze business decisions from legal, ethical, and social responsibility perspectives. Students will be able to apply legal, ethical, and social responsibility principles in making business decisions. Students will examine case studies, actual cases, and current events and engage in analysis of real-world problems impacting business. Students will become aware of the legal, political, regulatory, social, and global environment of business. Students will learn how adherence to legal, ethical, and social responsibility principles promotes organizational and societal sustainability.

Foundation Course Descriptions

QNTP 5000     Foundations of Business Statistics  (3 cr.)

This course covers collection, description, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data to support business decision making. Probability distributions, central limit theorem, statistical inference for uni-variate data; correlation analysis and introduction to linear regression modeling and their application to real world business problems are discussed. The data analysis capabilities of Microsoft Excel are integrated throughout the course.

FINP 5001     Accounting and Finance Foundations  (3 cr.)

A survey of the essentials topics in accounting and finance includes modern corporate environments, agency and governance, accounting principles, financial statements, ratio analysis, time value of money, financial decision making tools.