Fast-track your way to the top of the corporate ladder—or start your own business—with Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Business Administration. You can obtain your bachelor’s and a well-respected M.B.A. after just five and a half years of school, and you’ll graduate with the skills and connections to dominate your future.

I can really thank NSU and the MBA program at NSU for the perspectives that got me to the mindset from just having an idea for a business to doing something about it.

Jason T. | Business Administration

Among NSU's faculty are Fortune 500 business executives and industry thought leaders, so you know that you're learning from the best. Starting from year one, you’ll get a strong foundation to help you excel during your master’s coursework.

Through your coursework and experiential learning opportunities, you’ll practice using technology commonly used in today’s workplace and strengthen your analytical skills. You’ll also be encouraged to learn soft skills such as communication and collaboration, qualities employers seek in individuals when hiring.

Intern with big-name companies. Attend lectures with industry titans. And, ultimately, join an in-demand network of NSU alumni.


See where you’ll learn from industry experts.


A Dual Admission program in business is available to qualified freshman and transfer students, allowing them to complete the combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a total of a five-and-a-half-year (4+1.5) period. Within the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, students may complete a variety of master’s degrees.

After successfully completing a four-year undergraduate degree at NSU (see requirements chart below), students are eligible to immediately start their master’s program and receive an Alumni Tuition Award.

Full-time M.B.A. students can achieve a master's degree within 12 to 21 months. Working professionals can complete the master’s degree in 18 to 21 months. Students can enjoy the flexibility of either online classes or evening classes. Master’s courses are taught by faculty with real-world experience and doctoral degrees in their fields of study.

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your M.B.A. in one and a half years.

Interview Required

Students applying for dual admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted student event.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: February 1

Available MBA Majors:

Business (Flex) • Business Intelligence/Analytics • Complex Health Systems • Entrepreneurship • Finance • Human Resource Management • International Business • Management • Marketing • Process Improvement • Sport Revenue Generation • Supply Chain Management and Operational Systems


To be considered for dual admission and fill your reserved seat in graduate or professional school, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time and transfer students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain while earning their undergraduate degree to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program


High School

3.0 Weighted GPA
(First-Time Students)


Test Optional


Minimum 30 Transfer Credits
3.0 GPA
(Transfer Students)

Graduate Admission Requirements

Keep your dual admission status while you earn your bachelor’s.

Dual Admission reserves your seat in NSU’s M.B.A. program, but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Keep in mind that these are the basic requirements, and final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Degree Required

You must complete a bachelor’s degree in any major you choose. Additional prerequisites may be communicated upon admission.

Undergraduate GPA

You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Additional Requirements

College credits that were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB or college academy—or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU—may transfer to NSU.

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well.

Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding high school transfer credits.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Dual Admission is just one of NSU’s distinctive Premier Programs. These programs are designed to help highly motivated students accelerate their success.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

  • Dual Admission
  • The Fischler Academy of Education
  • Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
  • Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or the Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Programs application for fall entry.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.