Master the New Business of Health Care

Welcome to the intersection where technology, research and innovation all meet. Some call it the “new” business of healthcare. We call it your ticket to successful leadership in the profession.

While you already navigate health care’s enormous complexity and continual transformation, your M.B.A. in Complex Health Systems adds a powerful edge. It empowers you to improve patients and stakeholder business solutions as a healthcare leader or facilitate cutting-edge laboratory findings, medicines, therapies and device launches as an entrepreneur.

  • Developed by Advisory Board of health care leaders, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Founded on NSU's Center for Collaborative Research's top-level relationships with incubator and early stage healthcare businesses, biotech and pharma.
  • Emphasizes experiential learning environment in class and inside the healthcare business continuum (hospitals, clinics and research settings, including an experiential capstone course).

“We're at a crossroads where innovation, business, healthcare, technology are all coming together. I see NSU and [the M.B.A. in Complex Health Systems] as being the convenor bringing all those different spokes together in that one wheel.”

Doug Bartel, Senior Director, Florida Blue

Quick Facts


NSU’s M.B.A. program is 40-49 total credits to complete, depending on undergraduate coursework.

Start Dates

The M.B.A. with a Major in Complex Health Systems is available to start in August, October, January, March and May

Delivery Options

Classes for the Master of Business Administration program with a major in Complex Health Systems are offered Saturdays at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus and online (synchronously)


Tuition for the degree program is $996 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Application Deadline

Fall II 2021: October 1, 2021
Winter 2022: December 10, 2021
Summer 2022: April 22, 2022


The College of Business also offers a Complex Health Systems Certificate program for non-degree seeking students. Learn more about obtaining a Complex Health Systems Certificate.

Tuition Assistance for NSU Business Programs

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Employer Tuition Assistance Program

NSU Business partners with more than 135 local and national organizations to offer discounted employee tuition of up to 20% through our employer tuition program.
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NSU Alumni Tuition Discount

NSU alumni are eligible for a tuition award of 20% off any graduate degree or business certificate program. Alumni also receive an application fee waiver and access to a dedicated adviser to assist throughout the admission process.

Earning Potential

Business Office Director

$127,579 Average Salary Per Year

Head of Home Care

$113,612 Average Salary Per Year

Medical and Health Services Manager

$94,500 Average Salary Per Year


Complex Health Systems Curriculum

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M.B.A. Core Courses (21–31 credits)
ACT 5001*
Introductory Accounting (ACT 5001* / Credits: 3 )
ACT 5140
Accounting for Decision Makers (ACT 5140 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5008**
Business Finance (FIN 5008** / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5130
Financial Management (FIN 5130 / Credits: 3 )
ISM 5150
Information Systems Strategy and Data Management (ISM 5150 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5001
Developing Academic and Career Success (MGT 5001 / Credits: 1 )
MGT 5105
Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World (MGT 5105 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5170
Applying Strategy for Managers (MGT 5170 / Credits: 3 )
MKT 5125
Marketing Decisions for Managers (MKT 5125 / Credits: 3 )
QNT 5000**
Foundations of Business Statistics (QNT 5000** / Credits: 3 )
QNT 5160
Data Driven Decision Making (QNT 5160 / Credits: 3 )
Major Courses Required (18 credits)
CHS 5000
Governance in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5000 / Credits: 3 )
CHS 5100
Regulatory, Legal, and Ethical Environment in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5100 / Credits: 3 )
CHS 5200
Financial Environment in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5200 / Credits: 3 )
CHS 5300
Principles of Leadership for Collaboration, Change, and Team Science in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5300 / Credits: 3 )
CHS 5400
Translational Research in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5400 / Credits: 3 )
CHS 5500
Practicum in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5500 / Credits: 3 )

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been earned in the past 10 years
** Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of B- has been earned in the past 5 years

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.


Success Stories

Master This Changing World and Fulfill Your Purpose

The world is changing more rapidly than ever and it’s not kind to those who settle for ordinary. Instead of chasing the paycheck, we say do it for the payoff. People, planet, then profit. That’s the triple bottom line. Do your best. Be your best. Because that’s how to be Best for Our World.™

Be an earth shaker. A risk taker. A barrier breaker. Be anything you want to be. As long as you become a Difference Maker.

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Take The Next Step

The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship graduate enrollment office is located in the Carl DeSantis Building in Suite 1115 on NSU's Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus in Davie, Florida. Click here for a map.

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