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Master of Business Administration / Process Improvement

Program Details

Nova Southeastern University offers a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Process Improvement.

Students of the Process improvement (PI) MBA will be introduced to many new concepts associated with the systematic approach to designing and creating effective processes for improvement of existing processes to meet organizational performance goals. Any successful organization is going to be aware of the costs, schedules and quality of products and services made and offered. Process Improvement is a dynamic process, taking into consideration many factors of defining quality from the customer's’ perspective, ascertaining elements of value in processing work toward the quality goals, measuring process inputs and outputs and then understanding their cause and effect relationships, creating and testing improvement options prior to implementation, and then sustaining performance using process feedback.

One such process is that of Six Sigma, and upon successful completion of the MBA program, graduates may sit for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Green Belt certification exam assuming they have met the ASQ work experience requirement. The efficient strategy of Six Sigma is explored as students learn the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes.

With an MBA concentration in Process Improvement, students will be able to identify and analyze business processes while developing innovative courses of action and solutions. The foundations of Process Improvement can be applied to a broad range of industries. Earning the valuable degree can open opportunities for to earn additional certifications, relevant to personal and professional career aspirations. In addition to qualifying for the ASQ Green Belt certification, successful graduates can use the advanced education towards the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam.


  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree for international applicants
  • Official transcripts
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or greater 
    • For applicants who have earned a 2.25-2.49 cumulative undergraduate GPA or who have earned a GPA of 2.25-2.49 in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate program, a minimum GMAT score of 450 or the equivalent score of a GRE is required.
  • For applicants whose native language is not English or the bachelor's degree was not completed in English, a language proficiency will be required

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)