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 weeknights at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus and online


Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Application Deadline

Fall I: August 15
Fall II: October 1
Winter I: December 15
Winter II: March 1
Summer: May 1


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

M.B.A. Core Courses (22–31 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
Analytical Modeling for Decision Making (QNT 5160 / Credits: 3 )
Major Courses Required (15 credits)
CHS 5050
Health Systems Management (CHS 5050 / Credits: 3 )
CHS 5200
Financial Environment in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5200 / Credits: 3 )
CHS 5300
Principles of Leading Changes, Collaboration, 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.
** Students must take MGT 5001 in their first term.

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

NSU Business Among Top Business Schools in the World

As an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is recognized for the highest standard of achievement for business education, earned by less than 6% of the world's schools offering business degree programs. AACSB requires schools to meet standards of excellence in areas including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning.

Entering a program that complies with the highest accreditation standards in the world guarantees that you will learn advanced skills for high-level, long-term success in business and beyond.

Connect, Learn and Succeed with NSU and ACHE

Students who enroll in NSU’s MBA in Complex Health Systems program will receive complimentary membership to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and ACHE of South Florida!

ACHE is the professional home to more than 48,000 healthcare executives who are committed to integrity, lifelong learning, leadership and diversity and inclusion.

Becoming a Student Associate of ACHE is a great way to demonstrate your professional commitment, and membership includes access to a wide range of services that can help you launch your career in healthcare management, including:

  • Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships
  • Healthcare Executive Career Resource Center
  • ACHE Employment Service
  • Industry Publications and Newsletters
  • Networking Opportunities

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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.

Phone: (954) 262-5067 or Toll-Free: (800) 672-7223 x25067


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