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Prepare to Lead in Your Field

The MSN program combines a contemporary core curriculum with an interdisciplinary specialty track in nursing and health services management. The MSN/MBA dual degree program will give students a breadth of knowledge and skills in business management needed to perform effectively and creatively at the business and clinical interface of contemporary healthcare organizations.

MSN/MBA

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).

The program of study for the dual degree allows students to 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 58 credits and in approximately 35 months of full-time study.

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. It offers an overview in accounting, finance, management, marketing, law, and economics.

 

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MSN Core Curriculum

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence Into Practice3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3

MSN in Nursing and Health Services Management Concentration

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6001NUR 601Technology: Methods and Tools for Graduate Study1
NUR 6207NUR 627Financial Management3
HCL 6105HCL 615Business Dynamics of Healthcare3
HCL 6305HCL 635Managing Human Capital in Healthcare3
HCL 6500HCL 650Information Systems in Healthcare and Nursing3
HCL 6600HCL 660Global Perspectives in Healthcare Management3
NUR 7006NUR 706Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum I3
NUR 7007NUR 707Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum II3

MBA Core Curriculum

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6000BUS 600Managerial Finance and Data Analysis3
BUS 6100BUS 610Globalization and Social Responsibility3
BUS 6200BUS 620Leadership and Teamwork3
BUS 6300BUS 630Current Events – Impact on the Economy3
BUS 6400BUS 640Cases and Readings in Strategic Management3

MBA in Healthcare Leadership Concentration

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 5001BUS 501Accelerated Business Foundations3
BUS 5002BUS 502Excel Foundations for the MBA3
ACC 6002ACC 602Accounting for Managers3
HCL 6205HCL 625Budgeting in Healthcare3
HCL 6405HCL 645Healthcare Operations Management3

Plan of Study for a Fall Start
September – December Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6001NUR 601Technology: Methods and Tools for Graduate Study1
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3

January – March Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 5001BUS 501Accelerated Business Foundations3
BUS 5002BUS 502Excel Foundations for the MBA3

March – June Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence into Practice3
ACC 6002ACC 602Accounting for Managers3

July – September Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6405HCL 645Healthcare Operations Management3
HCL 6305HCL 635Managing Human Capital in Healthcare3

September – December Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6105HCL 615Business Dynamics of Healthcare3

January – March Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6000BUS 600Managerial Finance and Data Analysis3
BUS 6100BUS 610Globalization and Social Responsibility3

March – June Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6300BUS 630Current Events – Impact on the Economy3
HCL 6205HCL 625Budgeting in Healthcare3
NUR 6207NUR 627Financial Management3

July – September Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6200BUS 620Leadership and Teamwork3
BUS 6400BUS 640Strategic Management Practicum3

September – December Year 3

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
No courses

January – March Year 3

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3
HCL 6500HCL 650Information Systems in Healthcare and Nursing3
HCL 6600HCL 660Global Perspectives in Healthcare Management3

March-June Year 3

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 7006NUR 706Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum I3

July-September Year 3

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 7007NUR 707Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum II3

Plan of Study for a Winter Start
January – March Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6001NUR 601Technology: Methods and Tools for Graduate Study1
BUS 5001BUS 501Accelerated Business Foundations3
BUS 5002BUS 502Excel Foundations for the MBA3

March – June Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 6002ACC 602Accounting for Managers3
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence into Practice3

July – September Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6405HCL 645Healthcare Operations Management3
HCL 6305HCL 635Managing Human Capital in Healthcare3

September – December Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3
HCL 61005HCL 615Business Dynamics of Healthcare3

January – March Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6000BUS 600Managerial Finance and Data Analysis3
BUS 6100BUS 610Globalization and Social Responsibility3

March – June Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6300BUS 630Current Events – Impact on the Economy3
HCL 6205HCL 625Budgeting in Healthcare3
NUR 6207NUR 627Financial Management3

July – September Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6200BUS 620Leadership and Teamwork3
BUS 6400BUS 640Strategic Management Practicum3

September – December Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3

January – March Year 3

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6500HCL 650Information Systems in Healthcare and Nursing3
HCL 6600HCL 660Global Perspectives in Healthcare Management3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3

March – June Year 3

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 7006NUR 706Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum I3

July – September Year 3

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 7007NUR 707Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum II3