College of Nursing Graduate Programs

Nursing (Graduate) - Dual Degree Program - MSN/MBA - Course Sequence

The joint MSN/MBA program for registered nurses requires a minimum of 62 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

Class Code Class Title Sem. Hrs.
ACCT 500 Foundations of Financial Accounting 3

 The curriculum consists of 62-65 semester credit hours. Thirty-eight (38) credits include core MSN and MBA courses. These 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 for both graduate programs. Nurses enrolled in the program will complete four semester hours of synthesis and application and two capstones courses (5 credits) that measure the accomplishment of each program's objectives.

Graduates of the MSN/MBA will receive two separate degrees: the Master of Science in with the administration track and the Master of Science in Business Administration with a general business concentration.

Nursing Core - 17 semester hours

Class Code Class Title 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

Class Code Class Title 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

Class Code Class Title Sem. Hrs.
NURS 634 or
MGMT 550
Nursing Administration in Complex Healthcare Orgs (3) OR
Strategy and Organization (3)
NURS 764 or
INFO 550
Administrative Informatics (3) OR
Business Information Systems (3)
MBA Elective - 3
Required for MSN: Shrm 600 Intro to Human Resources
MBA Elective - 3
Recommended choices for MSN: Mgmt 613, 614, 616, or
Buad 611

Synthesis and Application - 4 semester hours

Class Code Class Title Sem. Hrs.
NURS 703 Graduate Nursing Practicum I (6 contact hours) 2
NURS 705 Graduate Nursing Practicum II (6 contact hours) 2

Capstone Courses - 5 semester hours

Class Code Class Title 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: 62-65

Consult your advisor.