Health Science and Business Administration, BS

The combined major in Health Science and Business Administration provides students at Northeastern with an opportunity to study a curriculum that is synergetic with the growing field of health care. This academic combination will provide students with the knowledge and expertise needed to enter a multitude of careers upon graduation. The degree will allow students the unique opportunity to better understand the business side of the health care industry in Massachusetts, which is home to some of the best hospitals and medical research companies in the country. The field is compatible with all the undergraduate concentrations in the School of Business and prepares students to enter the workforce after graduation.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Health Science Requirements

Public Health Core
PHTH 1260The American Healthcare System4
or PHTH 1261 Comparative Healthcare Systems
PHTH 2300Communication Skills for the Health Professions4
or PHTH 2301 Communication Skills for the Health Professions—Global
PHTH 2350Community and Public Health4
or PHTH 2351 Community and Public Health - Global
PHTH 2515Healthcare Policy and Administration4
PHTH 4120Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health4
PHTH 4540Health Education and Program Planning4
HLTH 5450Healthcare Research4
or PHTH 4202 Principles of Epidemiology in Medicine and Public Health
Life Sciences Core
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
BIOL 1113
and BIOL 1114
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4

Business Administration Requirements

Required Courses
ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting4
FINA 2201Financial Management4
INTB 1203International Business and Global Social Responsibility4
Business Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Management Information Systems
Introduction to Marketing
Supply Chain and Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
Supporting Courses for Business
Complete one of the following:4
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics

Business Concentration

Complete one of the following concentrations. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

Supporting Courses

Introduction to College
HSCI 1000College: An Introduction1
or BUSN 1102 Personal Skill Development for Business
MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
or MATH 1241 Calculus 1
PHTH 2210Foundations of Biostatistics4
or MGSC 2301 Business Statistics
Co-op Preparation
Complete one of the folllowing:1
Professional Development for Business Co-op
Professional Development for Bouvé Co-op
Complete one of the folllowing:4
Strategy in Action
Health Science Capstone—Service (Prerequisite course HSCI 4700)
Health Science Capstone—Research (Prerequisite course HSCI 4700)

Integrative Requirement

MGMT 3340Healthcare Management, Innovation, and Design4

Required General Electives

Complete at least 6 credits of general electives6

Business GPA Requirement

A minimum 2.000 GPA is required in all business courses.

Health Sciences Major Requirement

A grade of C or higher is required for all BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, HSCI, MATH, and PHTH courses.

Program Requirement

134 total semester hours required

Business Concentrations

Concentration in Accounting 

Required Courses
ACCT 3401Financial Reporting and Analysis 14
ACCT 4501Financial Reporting and Analysis 24
Complete two of the following:8
Advisory Services and Emerging Accounting Systems
Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Auditing and Other Assurance Services
Income Tax Determination and Planning

Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Note: The following courses do not count toward this concentration:
The Entrepreneurial Universe
Business Economic History of South Africa
ENTR 3318
ENTR 3328
Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
ENTR 3346
Management Consulting Abroad
Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India
Introductory Course
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
or ENTR 2303 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Capstone Course
Complete one of the following:4
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises
Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy for Technology Ventures
Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise
Note: Only one non–ENTR course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Global Social Enterprise
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Innovation! (if not used as introductory course)
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling (if not used for introductory course)
Innovation for Social Change
Global Family Business Leadership
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consulting
Entrepreneurial Strategy and Business Model Design
Global Entrepreneurship
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Management of Operations and Growth in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Managing Operations in a Technology-Based Startup Firm
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity
Negotiating in Business

Concentration in Finance

Required Course
FINA 3301Corporate Finance4
or FINA 3303 Investments
Complete three of the following:12
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Sustainability in the Business Environment
Corporate Finance (if not selected as a required course)
Investments (if not selected as a required course)
Portfolio Management
Behavioral Finance
Working Capital Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
International Financial Management
Financial Modeling
Financial Data Analytics with Python
Valuation and Value Creation
Personal Financial Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Financial Risk Management
Investment Banking
Real Estate Finance
Credit Analysis
Core Topics in Alternative Investments
Special Topics in Finance
Turnaround Management
Fixed-Income Securities
Advanced Financial Strategy
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity

Concentration in Management

Required Course
MGMT 4550Management Consulting in Organizations4
Note: Only one non-MGMT course may be used as an elective.
Complete three of the following:12
Negotiating in Business
Managing Organizational Change and Disruption
Healthcare Management, Innovation, and Design
Managing a Diverse Workforce
Law and the Legal Process
Managing Human Capital
Project Management
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Workforce Analytics
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances

Concentration in Management Information Systems

Required Courses
MISM 3403Data Management in the Enterprise4
MISM 4501Business Systems Integration4
Note: Only one non-MISM course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Fundamentals of Information Analytics
Information Resource Management
Data Communications
MISM 3406
Information Visualization for Business
Data Mining for Business
Digital Marketing
Global Supply Chain Strategy
Sourcing and Procurement
Supply Chain Analytics

Concentration in Marketing

Required Courses
MKTG 3401Marketing Research4
MKTG 3301Marketing Management4
or MKTG 4506 Consumer Behavior
Complete two of the following:8
Marketing and Society
Marketing Management (if not selected as a required course)
Marketing Analytics
Marketing in Asia
Sales Management
Marketing in the Service Sector
Advertising and Brand Promotion
Consumer Behavior (if not selected as a required course)
Digital Marketing
New Product Development
International Marketing

Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
SCHM 3301Global Supply Chain Strategy4
SCHM 3305Sourcing and Procurement4
SCHM 3310Logistics and Transportation Management4
Complete one of the following:4
Supply Chain Analytics
Demand Planning and Forecasting
Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management

Sample Plan of Study

Year 1
HSCI 1000 or BUSN 11011PHTH 12604  
PSYC 11014BIOL 1113
and BIOL 1114
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
5CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
5ENGW 11114  
MATH 1241 or 12314   
 19 18  
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHours Summer 2Hours
PHTH 2210 or MGSC 23014HSCI 2000 or BUSN 11031 Co-op
PHTH 23504PHTH 23004  
ECON 1115 or 11164PHTH 25154  
ACCT 12014FINA 22014  
 INTB 12034  
 16 17  0
Year 3
Co-opHLTH 5450 or PHTH 42024  
 Elective or Concentration Course4  
 ACCT 23014  
 Business Core Selective #14  
 0 16  
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
ENGW 3306 or 33044Co-opCo-op 
PHTH 45404   
MGMT 33404   
Business Core Selective #24   
 16 0 0 
Year 5
PHTH 41204HSCI 4720, 4730, or STRT 45014  
HSCI 47000Electives or Concentration Courses12  
Electives or Concentration Courses12   
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134