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M.B.A. with a Concentration in Complex Health Systems

The M.B.A. with a Concentration in Complex Health Systems is like no other M.B.A. currently in existence. As our health care system continues to transform and we move beyond the walls of just hospitals, this program will provide a comprehensive, flexible, trans-disciplinary, and team-based building degree, exposing our students to the full continuum of our health care system.

The program emphasizes an experiential learning environment in the classroom and in the many health care businesses such as hospitals, clinics and research settings including an experiential capstone course to apply the learnings. Much of this education will take place on NSU’s campus at its many clinics, the HCA hospital or at NSU’s innovative Center for Collaborative Research where its high level relationships with incubator and early stage healthcare businesses, biotech and pharma will provide the foundation for the program. The M.B.A. with a Concentration in Complex Health Systems focuses on the “new” business of health - the intersection of technology, research and innovation to provide business solutions to take discoveries from the laboratory bench through the complex journey to the patient’s 

Why an M.B.A. in Complex Health Systems: Hear from the Advisory Board

  • This is a cohort based program. A group will start together and finish together.
  • Classes are delivered on alternate Saturdays in a 16 week format.
  • Program may be completed in approximately 24 months.
  • Program begins two times annually with starts in August and January.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Katelynn Graf
(954)262-5090
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25090
hcbeinfo@nova.edu

  • Program developed by Advisory Board of health care leaders, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Prepares the student for success as a leader within the complex healthcare business sector.
  • Focuses on the "new" business of health - the intersection of technology, research and innovation.
  • Provides an experiential learning environment, taught by practitioners, in the classroom and the healthcare business continuum from hospitals to clinics and research settings.
  • NSU's Center for Collaborative Research and its high level relationships with incubator and early stage healthcare businesses, biotech and pharma will provide the foundation for the program.

Application Requirements

  • A conferred bachelors degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree for international applicants. Applicants that have earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of a 3.0 or greater will be considered for admission.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale as reflected on official, final transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Applicants will be considered eligible for admission if their undergraduate GPA in the final 60 hours of their enrollment is a 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale.
  • For applicants who have earned a 2.25-2.49 cumulative undergraduate GPA or who have earned a GPA of 2.25-2.49 in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate program, a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 450 or the equivalent score of a GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is required.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered for admission. Such applicants must demonstrate an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale and a GMAT score of 450+ or the equivalent score of the GRE.
  • For those applicants whose native language is not English or the bachelor's degree was not completed in English, a language proficiency will be required.
  • Students can connect wirelessly on campus, and laptops are encouraged in the classroom – for taking notes, instructor-led exercises, and working in groups. Students are not required to purchase a particular brand of computer. However, please remember that College-provided software runs on Windows platforms. Students who use Macs will need windows emulation capability and must secure their systems using antivirus and antispyware programs. Recommended minimum computer specifications: Windows 7 or 8/8.1 operating system, MS Office, and 6GB RAM, 125GB hard drive.
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Required Documentation

  1. Completed Master's Application for Admission and non-refundable $50 application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. The applicant's bachelor degree transcript must show degree conferral date in order to be evaluated for admission consideration. If graduate degree has been earned, the transcript must show degree conferral date in order to be evaluated for admission consideration. Electronic transcripts can be sent to electronictranscripts@nova.edu or by mail at:

    Nova Southeastern University
    Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
    Attn: H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
    3301 College Avenue
    PO Box 299000
    Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33329-9905

Total credits: 39

M.B.A. Core Courses (21 total credits)


Health Systems Concentration Courses
(18 total credits)
CHS 5000 Governance in Complex Health Systems  
CHS 5100 Regulatory, Legal, and Ethical Environments in Complex Health Systems  
CHS 5200 Financial Environment in Complex Health Systems  
CHS 5300 Principles of Leading Change, Collaboration and Team Science in Complex Health Systems  
CHS 5400 Translational Research in Complex Health Systems  
CHS 5500 Capstone in Complex Health Systems  

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

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, each of our programs of study assume prerequisite knowledge in selected content areas.

Master of Business Administration (all concentration areas)
  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (B- or higher and for the foundation courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 5 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):
    • Business or Corporate Finance (8 weeks, online or evenings)
    • Statistics (8 weeks evenings, 16 weeks online)
  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (C or higher and for the foundation courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 10 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):
    • Financial Accounting (16 weeks evenings or online)

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the M.B.A. in Complex Health Systems curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Course Descriptions

Prerequisite Course Descriptions

Gary Mervak

Gary Mervak, CFO HCA

  • Retiring Executive with 40 years experience in all aspects of healthcare.
  • CFO HCA Mercy Hospital, HCA Mercy Hospital.
  • Education: University of Michigan, Concord School of Law and MBA from Eastern Michigan University.
Thomas Temple

H. Thomas Temple MD

  • Senior Vice President of Translational Research and Economic Development at Nova Southeastern University.
  • Orthopedic surgeon specializing in musculoskeletal oncology.
  • Authored over 150 scientific articles and book chapters.
  • Education: Harvard University and Jefferson Medical College.
Daniel Dawes

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D.

  • Author of health policy book, 150 Years of Obamacare, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Healthcare attorney and the Executive Director of Government Relations and Policy & External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • General Counsel and Senior Advisor, Health Systems Transformation.
Joseph Chalili

Joseph M. Chalil M.D.

  • M.D., MBA, FACHE, Board Certified in Healthcare Management.
  • Senior Medical Director, North America of DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company involved in the field of immunotherapy.
  • Chairman, AAPI Global Clinical Research and Trial Network Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
Harry Moon

Harry K. Moon, M.D.

  • Harry Moon MD: Owner/President of Himmarshee Surgical Partners.
  • Former CEO: Chief Executive for all Cleveland Clinic Florida Business Activities. Trained and on faculty of Cleveland Clinic.
  • 25 year career as a physician, researcher and surgeon.
  • Civic activity includes being the Chairman of Broward Workshop and President of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Doug Bartel

Doug Bartel MBA

  • Senior Director of Business Development, Media and External Relations - Florida Blue (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida).
  • Owner and President - Excel Communications Group Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area.
  • Director of Multimedia Dan Marino Foundation.
  • Experience includes: 2 years with the Dan Marino Foundation, 15 years with NBC Civic activity includes Executive Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board member of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance, and Board member of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.
  • Education: MBA University of Miami
Preston Jones

J. Preston Jones DBA

  • Dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Served as Executive Associate Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Executive Director of the M.B.A. programs, Assistant Professor of Management, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Prior to higher education, Dr. Jones served in various engineering and management capacities at the Johnson & Johnson family of companies for more than 15 years.
  • Education: D.B.A., and M.B.A. Nova Southeastern University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering Purdue University.
Chantal Leconte

Chantal Leconte, FACHE

  • Administrator and CEO at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Memorial Healthcare System.
  • Specialties: Acute care hospital administration, strategic planning, physician relations, and business development.
  • Expertise in performance improvement, merger and acquisition, team building, customer service and new product line development.
  • Education: MBA Nova Southeastern University.
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