A BBA & MBA in Four Years

Nova Southeastern University offers a fifth four-year BBA+MBA option—in entrepreneurship and innovation—to its undergraduates in business.

A NEW PROGRAM at Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in business, a minor in venture creation, and an MBA in just four years. Students accepted into the Huizenga Business Innovation Academy, launched last fall, can pursue this option.

During the first and second years of the program, students participate in special summer bootcamps, during which they complete faculty-mentored internships with South Florida businesses, create ideas for student businesses, and learn how to run those businesses on campus. Twenty students are chosen as Razor’s Edge Scholars, who become the CEOs of these businesses.

All students in the Huizenga Academy receive annual US$19,000 scholarships, as long as they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. They also must participate in co-curricular events, such as monthly academy meetings, volunteer projects, and sessions with the school’s entrepreneurs- and executives-in-residence. Students participate in SharkCage, an experience similar to pitching an idea on the television program “Shark Tank,” in which they identify business opportunities.

Those who graduate from the academy each receive a $20,000 investment from NSU, which they can invest in their own startups.

The Huizenga Business Innovation Academy is one of five programs at the business school that allow students to complete undergraduate business degrees and MBAs in four years. The subject areas of the school’s other four bachelor+MBA programs include finance, management, marketing, and sports and recreation management.