As a highly motivated, first-time-in-college student, you need a school that will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate. Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga Business Innovation Academy delivers that edge through hands-on experiences and a curriculum created by real-world professionals.

Because you'll earn both your bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in just four years, you’ll graduate a step ahead of your peers—and stay on the fast track to corporate leadership or building your own business.

At NSU, academic excellence, education and professionalism are at the core of who we are and it is a priority for us to develop the next generation of business leaders.

Dr. George L. Hanbury | President and CEO at NSU

Why apply to the Innovation Academy?

NSU gives students the real-world experience and networking connections to thrive in a competitive business market. Get there even faster when you earn your bachelor’s and your M.B.A. in four years through the Huizenga Business Innovation Academy.

In addition to the perks of being a student in the Academy, you'll also benefit from co-curricular activities such as: 

What Can You Earn at the Huizenga Business Innovation Academy?

2 Degrees in Just 4 Years

Earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years

$20,000 Scholarship

Receive $20K for 3 Years and then a 20% Discount on the M.B.A.

A Broad Network

Real-World Experience Helps You Build Business Connections

$20,000 Investment

Receive Up to $20K to Invest in Your Start-Up

Learn from Faculty with Real-World Experience.

Professors at NSU’s Huizenga College of Business are experienced industry leaders and business owners who are committed to teaching an up-to-date curriculum. They receive input from top corporate executives when designing their curricula—grounding NSU's business programs in the real world.

You won’t just learn from your professors in class. You’ll get hands-on, practical experience from faculty-mentors. And you have plenty of internship opportunities with an NSU corporate partner, entrepreneur or business advisory board member. You’ll also run your own student business during a special summer boot camp. These experiential learning opportunities are your chance to build your resume and your professional network—two key parts of a successful future in business.


I know all my professors by name. Most of the time they don't even take attendance in an official sheet because they know us.

Steven F. | Business Administration

Realize Your Dreams

Start your own business as soon as you graduate.

When you graduate from the Huizenga Business Innovation Academy with your M.B.A., NSU will invest $20,000 in your start-up. That means not only will you have the skills and experience to successfully run a business—you’ll have the funding to make your plans a reality.

To make sure you’re set up for success, you will be required to major in a business discipline for your undergraduate degree if you’re accepted in the academy.

Explore Business Degrees

Students in the Huizenga Business Innovation Academy learn the management skill sets they need to succeed in the world of business. They learn these skills from highly qualified faculty—all of the professors from the Entrepreneurship Department have run successful businesses.

Tom Tworoger, D.B.A. | Chair of the Entrepreneurship Department

Dates and Deadlines

Nov. 1, 2020

Early Decision Deadline Fall 2021 Semester

Mar. 1, 2021

Premier Programs Deadline Fall 2021 Semester

Feb. 1, 2021

Regular Decision Deadline Fall 2021 Semester

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

After you’ve decided which Dual Admission program interests you, applying is as easy as 1-2-3.

You can also apply for our other Premier Programs with your supplemental application:

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

If you have questions, an admissions counselor is available to help. They can answer any questions you have and get you started on the application process when you’re ready.

Connect with an Admissions Counselor 

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

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

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Program Application for Fall 2021 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.