Manage and Grow a Successful Professional Practice

Embarking on a journey to start and/or manage a professional practice—law firm, accounting firm, medical practice, dental practice, or architectural or engineering firm—can be exciting and rewarding. But it can be challenging! Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Science in Professional Practice Management (M.S. P.P.M.) will give you the leadership and managerial skills you need to succeed in managing and growing a profitable professional practice.

NSU’s curriculum is designed to help you with hiring, managing, and retaining talent; optimizing operations; growing a client base; marketing; technology acquisition and implementation; controlling cost; and improving quality. Our faculty members will tap into their thorough experience outside the classroom to ensure that your learning experience is practical, useful, and powerful.

The M.S. P.P.M. program has two tracks: 1) general professional practices such as law, accounting, architecture, or engineering; and 2) health/medical practices such as medical, dental, psychology, or optometry. Upon completion of this program, you’ll possess the skills necessary to manage and operate professional practices, make informed values-based decisions, and advance your professional career.

Medicine is a profession, but healthcare is a business. More than ever, physicians need to have business acumen, especially if they manage their own private practices.”

Joseph Chalil, MD, MBA, Adjunct Professor

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU’s M.S. in Professional Practice Management program consists of 31 total credits, depending upon undergraduate coursework, and can be completed in as little as 18 months.

Start Dates

The M.S. in Professional Practice Management is available to start in August, October, January, March, and May.

Delivery Options

Classes for the M.S. in Professional Practice Management are offered online (asynchronously), or on limited weeknights at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Online courses may require chat sessions throughout the semester.

Tuition

Tuition for the M.S. in Professional Practice Management is $1,026 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

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 Operations Specialist

$84,290 Median Salary Per Year

Management Analyst

$97,580 Median Salary Per Year

Medical Services Manager

$118,800 Median Salary Per Year

Operations Specialties Manager

$138,590 Median Salary Per Year

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

M.S. in Professional Practice Management Curriculum

Course Descriptions
Required Courses (19 credits)
Credits
MGT 5001
Developing Academic and Career Success (MGT 5001 / Credits: 1 )
1
MGT 5685
Professional Practice Management (MGT 5685 / Credits: 3 )
3
MGT 5105
Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World (MGT 5105 / Credits: 3 )
3
FIN 5130
Financial Management (FIN 5130 / Credits: 3 )
3
MKT 5125
Marketing Decisions for Managers (MKT 5125 / Credits: 3 )
3
HRM 5310
Managing Human Resources (HRM 5310 / Credits: 3 )
3
MGT 5631
Leading People and Organizations (MGT 5631 / Credits: 3 )
3
Select Four from the Following Courses
Credits
ACT 5140
Accounting for Decision Makers (ACT 5140 / Credits: 3 )
3
ACT 5783
Modern Business Law for Accountants (ACT 5783 / Credits: 3 )
3
ISM 5150
Information Strategy for Digital Transformation (ISM 5150 / Credits: 3 )
3
PIM 5450
Quality Management (PIM 5450 / Credits: 3 )
3
ENT 5960
Entrepreneurship/Venture Creation (ENT 5960 / Credits: 3 )
3
TXX 5760
Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities, and Property (TXX 5760 / Credits: 3 )
3
Select Four from the Following Courses
Credits
ACT 5140
Accounting for Decision Makers (ACT 5140 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHS 5100
Regulatory, Legal, and Ethical Environment in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5100 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHS 5200
Financial Environment in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5200 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHS 5210
Billing, Coding, and Collection in Healthcare (CHS 5210 / Credits: 3 )
3
MI 5120
Management Information Systems in Health Care (MI 5120 / Credits: 3 )
3
PIM 5450
Quality Management (PIM 5450 / Credits: 3 )
3
ENT 5960
Entrepreneurship/Venture Creation (ENT 5960 / Credits: 3 )
3
TXX 5760
Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities, and Property (TXX 5760 / Credits: 3 )
3

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

What does success look like? For many, it’s living life on our own terms, becoming a business success so we can help others, or being at the top of our game to fulfill our dream. At NSU Business, it’s all of the above. We believe people, planet, and profit can be the triple bottom line, and that our grads will create businesses that do more than just succeed; they help others thrive, too.

Advance your career with our world-class MBA programs and our network of leaders, innovators, and change agents. Do your best and deliver what’s Best for Our World™.

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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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