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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.


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.