The joint MSN/MBA program for registered nurses requires a minimum of 59 credits excluding ACCT 500 which is only required of students who need it. More information is available on the MBA website.

Scheduling is flexible, allowing for part-time or full-time study.


Foundation Skills
    Sem. Hrs.
ACCT 500 Foundations of Financial Accounting 3


Core MSN and MBA courses include theoretical and practical knowledge which serve as the foundation for advanced nursing practice in a variety of roles. The core courses focus on major themes which are consistent with the philosophy of both graduate programs.

Within the dual degree, students have the opportunity to select elective courses in their area of interest. A minimum of 8 elective credit hours are required: Two MBA elective courses (4-6 cr. total) and application of the theory learned in these courses in two nursing practicum courses.    Two capstone courses measure the accomplishments of each program's objectives.  

Nursing Core - 17 semester hours
    Sem. Hrs.
NURS 500 Health Care Ethics for Nursing Leaders 3
NURS 501 Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice 3
NURS 502 Nursing Research 3
NURS 864 Epidemiological Methods in Health Care 3
NURS 505 Health Care Informatics 3
NURS 690 Health Care Policy for Nursing Leaders 2
MBA Core Courses - 21 semester hours
    Sem. Hrs.
ACCT 550 Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 551 Operational Analysis 3
ECON 550 Managerial Economics 3
BLAW 550 Business Law and Ethics 3
BUAD 550 International Business 3
FINC 550 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MKTG 550 Marketing Strategy 3
Concentration - 12 semester hours
    Sem. Hrs.
NURS 634 or
MGMT 550
Nursing Administration in Complex Healthcare Orgs (3) OR
Strategy & Organization (3)
NURS 764 or
INFO 550
Administrative Informatics (3) OR
Business Information Systems (3)
  MBA Elective 3
  MBA Elective 3
Synthesis and Application - 4 semester hours
    Sem. Hrs.
NURS 703 Graduate Nursing Practicum I (3 contact hours) 1
NURS 705 Graduate Nursing Practicum II (6 contact hours) 2
NURS 779 Applied Interprofessional Collaboration (3 contact hours) 1
Capstone Courses - 5 semester hours
    Sem. Hrs.
BUAD 690 or BUAD 691 or BUAD 694 Corporate Governance OR
Global Strategic Thinking OR
Bond Portfolio Management                                                            
NURS 797 Scholarly Project (MSN) 2

Total semester hours: 59-62

Consult your advisor.