Welcome to the intersection where technology, research, and innovation all meet. Some call it the “new” business of health care. 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 Health Systems Management from Nova Southeastern University adds a powerful edge. It empowers you to improve patients and stakeholder business solutions as a health care leader or facilitate cutting-edge laboratory findings, medicines, therapies, and device launches as an entrepreneur.

  • Developed by an 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 health care businesses, biotech, and pharma.
  • Emphasizes experiential learning environment in class and inside the health care business continuum (hospitals, clinics, and research settings, including an experiential capstone course).


Quick Facts

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NSU’s M.B.A. program is 37-46 total credits to complete, depending on undergraduate coursework.
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Start Dates
The M.B.A. with a major in Health Systems Management is available to start in August, October, January, March, and May
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Delivery Options
Classes for the Master of Business Administration program with a major in Health Systems Management are offered weeknights at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus and online
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Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.
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Application Deadline
Fall I: August 1
Fall II: October 1
Winter I: December 1
Winter II: March 1
Summer: May 1
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We're at a crossroads where innovation, business, health care, and technology are all coming together. I see NSU and the M.B.A. in Health Systems Management as being the convener bringing all those different spokes together in that one wheel.

Doug Bartel | Senior Director, Florida Blue

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 business degree. Alumni also receive an application fee waiver and access to a dedicated adviser to assist throughout the admission process.

Alumni Tuition Discount Information

Health Systems Management Curriculum

M.B.A. Core Courses (22–31 credits)


(ACT 5001*
Introductory Accounting
/Credits: 3)
(ACT 5140
Accounting for Decision Makers
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 5008*
Business Finance
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 5130
Financial Management
/Credits: 3)
(ISM 5150
Information Systems Strategy and Data Management
/Credits: 3)
(MGT 5001**
Developing Academic and Career Success
/Credits: 1)
(MGT 5105
Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World
/Credits: 3)
(MGT 5170
Applying Strategy for Managers
/Credits: 3)
(MKT 5125
Marketing Decisions for Managers
/Credits: 3)
(QNT 5000*
Foundations of Business Statistics
/Credits: 3)
(QNT 5160
Analytical Modeling for Decision Making
/Credits: 3)

Major Courses Required (15 credits)


(CHS 5050
Health Systems Management
/Credits: 3)
(CHS 5200
Financial Environment in Complex Health Systems
/Credits: 3)
(CHS 5300
Principles of Leading Changes, Collaboration, and Team Science in Complex Health Systems
/Credits: 3)
(CHS 5400
Translational Research in Complex Health Systems
/Credits: 3)
(CHS 5500
Practicum in Complex Health Systems
/Credits: 3)

*Students who completed undergraduate courses in accounting, finance, or statistics within the past five years are encouraged to complete a free, online, self-paced review course in each of the three noted disciplines. Students who completed these courses between five and ten years are required to complete the noted review course(s). Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been earned in the past 5 years. Courses may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee when the student can demonstrate current knowledge and consistent use of skills and abilities that align with one or more of the three undergraduate disciplines. To seek such a waiver, the student must provide to the chair or designee a current resume and short essay that describes past and current work activities that support the waiver(s). The student may submit supplemental information at their discretion.

** Students must take MGT 5001 in their first term.

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

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

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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.


Alicia Brown's NSU M.B.A. Story

With her NSU M.B.A., Alica was able to rise through the ranks at the Urban League of Broward County to become Vice President of Philanthropy and Communications

Success Stories

The NSU Huizenga College of Business is proud to showcase the remarkable achievements of its alumni, who have made significant contributions to the world of business and beyond. Through their hard work, dedication, and innovative thinking, our graduates have demonstrated the transformative power of an NSU education.

Check Out What Our Alumni Have to Say

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Connect, Learn, and Succeed with NSU and ACHE

Students who enroll in NSU’s M.B.A. in Health Systems Management 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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