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H. Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship

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Academics

The Huizenga School of Business offers the Master of Entrepreneurship (MSE), Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS/HRM), Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MS/HSA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Leadership (MSL), Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of Taxation (MTAX), Master of International Business Administration (MIBA), and Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration (MBA/HSA) as well as a doctoral program in business administration (DBA), international business administration (DIBA), and public administration (DPA), and a joint degree in law (MBA/JD). Other programs include cross-registration with the School of Computer and Information Sciences, cooperative programs with various businesses, and work-study. Internships may be arranged. The strongest areas of study are leadership, finance, organizational behavior, economics, management, and marketing. The most popular courses are Twenty-first Century Management, Situational Leadership, and Economics. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. and include the Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Forty total credits are required to complete the MBA. Required courses include:

  • Twenty-first Century Management Practices
  • Managing Organizational Behavior
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Quantitative Thinking
  • Economic Thinking
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Managerial Marketing
  • Applying Managerial Finance
  • Operations and Systems Management
  • Legal, Ethical, and Social Values of Business
  • Delivering Superior Customer Value
  • Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking
  • Managing Technological and Information Systems
  • Value Integration

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by tranferring up to 6 credits and by completing similar course work at another institution.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 1 year; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 1 1/2 years; maximum, 5 years.

In a recent year there were 26 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate; there are 38 part-time faculty, all of whom held a doctorate. Average number of courses faculty teach is 8; average business class size is 20.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.5 and a GMAT score of 500. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 950. Most important admissions factors are essays, academic accomplishments and ability, and work experience. A strong mathematics background is not required.

Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by advertisements in minority publications and mailings to minority-owned businesses.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form and a transcript. Students are notified 1 month after receipt of required application deadlines. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year. Check with the school for current application deadlines and fee.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is approximately $485 per credit, or $11,000 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $8000; books and supplies, $1000; personal expenses, $2000; and other fees, $200, for an estimated annual total of $22,200. Graduate student housing consists of on-campus residence halls and apartments.

Students

Nineteen percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 90% have had an average of 7 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Florida (65%). Fifty percent are women, 35% are minorities, and 14% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 33; ages range from 23 to 52. Five percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 26% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 60%, business; 13%, engineering; 12%, economics; 10%, education and health care; and 5%, liberal arts. About 10% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 90% remain to receive their degree.

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