Use Your Business Acumen to Become a Leader in Health Care

The health care industry is faced with constant challenges that require leaders who can blend clinical knowledge with management skills to improve the patient experience while maximizing results for health care organizations. Nova Southeastern University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Business of Health prepares you to become an agent of change. This program gives you the knowledge, tools, and experiences you need to develop innovative approaches to successfully tackle these challenges. 

The days of following the traditional path to medical school are over. In their guidance for students considering medical school, the Association of American Medical Colleges advises, “Medical schools want students who are authentic with genuine interests, so it’s best to major in what you want, not what you think they want.” In fact, a unique major can set you apart in a competitive pool of applicants. 

NSU’s B.S.B.A. in Business of Health is designed as a pre-med program. The curriculum includes foundational business courses as well as nine required courses in pre-med sciences and other health care related topics. This program not only prepares you to take the MCAT and pursue medical schools, such as NSU MD, but also helps you qualify for a number of top-earning careers in health care.

Why Should You Major in Business of Health at NSU?

Expand Your Career Opportunities in the Health Care Industry

Running a successful medical practice in today’s current health care landscape requires business knowledge—especially in the areas of finance and management. This is why many doctors go to business school. As a graduate of NSU’s B.S.B.A. in Business of Health, you’ll not only be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in medical school and other health professions, you’ll be ready for immediate entrance into careers in administrative, analytical, and management roles within the health care system. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.  

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

Salaries you can earn with a B.S.B.A. in Business of Health vary widely because of the many career offerings associated with this degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics some of the average annual salaries (in 2020) of popular jobs include: 

  • Physicians and Surgeons – $208,000
  • Human Resource Specialists – $63,490
  • Social and Community Service Managers – $69,600
  • Medical and Health Services Managers - $104,280

Shark Destinations

With your B.S.B.A. in Business of Health from NSU, you have a lot of flexibility in job location. You can find employment in a wide range of health care industries including hospital and health systems, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical devices companies, and payers among others. Some of the job titles for graduates with this degree include healthcare department manager, clinical director, medical records manager, health insurance manager, pharmaceutical sales representative, and more. This program also prepares you to pursue graduate programs such as business or medical school.