In today’s rapidly changing health-care environment, professional nurses pursuing nurse executive leadership roles often want to expand their knowledge and expertise in both nursing and business administration.
The M.S.N./M.B.A. dual degree affords M.S.N. students who are enrolled in the nurse executive leader concentration the ability to complete a M.S.N./M.B.A. dual degree. Applicants to the M.S.N./M.B.A. dual program are required to apply and meet eligibility criteria for both programs. Once accepted into the dual program, students complete the M.S.N. curriculum in its entirety before beginning course work in the M.B.A. program. Students enrolled in the M.S.N. nurse executive leader concentration may apply to the M.S.N./M.B.A. dual program during enrollment or upon successful completion of the M.S.N. program. Graduates of the M.S.N. degree, nurse executive leader concentration may apply to the dual degree program after the M.S.N. has conferred but must complete the M.B.A. requirements within six years from the time of admission to the M.S.N. program. Note: See M.S.N. and M.B.A. application criteria for a detailed description of program-specific requirements.