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The School of Nursing and the Division of Business have joined together to offer a dual degree program leading to two separate graduate degrees: a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Two Degrees, One Outstanding Program

The program of study for the dual degree is organized so students can earn the two individual master's degrees simultaneously. The students are enrolled and taking courses in both programs concurrently, respecting the prerequisites of each program. The dual degree can be completed in 57 credits and in approximately 35 months of full-time study.

Taught by an interdisciplinary faculty of nursing, education and business, the MSN. program provides experienced nurses with the education and skills needed to function in a rapidly changing health care environment requiring new and innovative approaches to nursing and management.

Prepare to Lead in Your Field

The MSN program provides a contemporary core curriculum coupled with a interdisciplinary, specialty track in nursing and health services management. The MSN/MBA dual degree program will create a special opportunity for nursing students specializing in nursing and health services management to also acquire the breadth of knowledge and skills in business management needed to perform effectively and creatively at the business and clinical interface of contemporary health care organizations.

Build a Better Foundation

A key component and required prerequisite course in the MSN/MBA dual degree program is the Accelerated Business Foundations course. This course is designed for students who do not have a business background or for students who are interested in a refresher prior to starting their MBA.

Delivered in a face-to-face format, the Accelerated Business Foundations course provides an overview in the following topics: accounting, finance, management, marketing, law, and economics. Students will gain knowledge regarding financial statements, principles of economics, fundamentals of marketing and management, financial ratios, basic business and legal terminology, and basic Microsoft Excel.

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School of Nursing
Cynthia L. Dakin, Ph.D., R.N.
Director of Graduate Nursing Studies
Associate Professor