Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance; Healthcare; Nursing
Location(s): Online
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

MSN/MBA in Healthcare Administration Dual Degree Online Program Overview

Nurses: Earn your MSN-MBA dual degree in healthcare administration – in an online, accelerated, accredited program! This unique healthcare administration master’s program combines nursing and business coursework, offering a blend of clinical and healthcare management skills.

Graduates of the MSN-MBA dual degree program are able to integrate ethical practices and policies into healthcare administration; synthesize information through research and data analysis; collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, consumers, and other key stakeholders; utilize stewardship of human, fiscal, and organizational resources; and analyze significant issues between clinical nursing practice and healthcare management.

The University of Mary offers the Healthcare Administration dual degree as an accelerated online degree program. The MSN/MBA degree program is also offered in an on-site accelerated format in selected cities.

MSN-MBA Dual Degree Online: Health Care Administration

In today’s healthcare environment, nursing leaders need a broad background in business as well as clinical concepts. The following are just a few highlights of the accredited MSN-MBA online dual degree program at the University of Mary:

  1. Become a nursing leader

    The MSN-MBA online program in healthcare administration incorporates Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values into the core curriculum, imparting to students the skills to be effective nursing leaders and ethical decision makers..

  2. Receive support from faculty and classmates

    Online classes are led by world-class faculty who are also noted professionals in their fields of study. In addition, graduate students work toward their MSN-MBA dual degree in healthcare administration with a group of adult student peers, offering strong team support.

  3. Get answers to your questions

    Academic advisors are available to provide expert guidance on programs of study, course registration, completion of MSN-MBA dual degree requirements, and more.

The online MSN-MBA program is accredited by the CCNE (Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, as are all of the University of Mary’s nursing programs.

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Courses within the MSN/MBA Healthcare Administration dual degree program cover a broad spectrum of business, administrative, and clinical subject areas, including managerial finance and accounting, evidence-based practice and strategic healthcare decision-making, influential nursing leadership, and much more.

This master’s degree program also includes a capstone service project that involves integrating nursing and management theory in a practical application.

In the MSN/MBA Dual Degree program, students complete a total of 500 hours of practical leadership experiences as part of the coursework.

An undergraduate or graduate statistics course must be successfully completed prior to the nurse administrator program of study.

Prerequisite coursework: Undergraduate or graduate statistics.

  • HUM 506 New Graduate Student Orientation
  • BUS 504 Management and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 505 Human Resource Management
  • BUS 555 Managerial Finance
  • BUS 571 Executive Economic Analysis
  • BUS 605 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 610 Marketing
  • BUS 630 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare
  • BUS 635 Law in the Management Environment
  • NUR 510 Healthcare Across the Population
  • NUR 551 Critique & Design of Nursing Research
  • NUR 560 Applied Healthcare Economics, Finance and Budgeting
  • NUR 601 Evidence-Based Practice and Strategic Healthcare Decision Making
  • NUR 601 Evidence-Based Practice and Strategic Healthcare Decision Making
  • NUR 611 Influential Nursing Leadership
  • NUR 612 Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing
  • NUR 613 Leadership and the Future of Nursing
  • NUR 648 Healthcare Law & Policy
  • NUR 696 Seminar and Service Project I
  • NUR 698 MSN/MBA Dual Degree Capstone Course
  • HUM 799 Graduate Student Assessment Nursing

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Current Unencumbered RN License
  • Official transcripts from all degree granting institutions attended
  • Two letters of reference
  • Criminal background check
  • Criminal background check release form
  • Resume
  • Goal statement

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Admission Requirements

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program. 

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted or denied admission to the program.

If you are considering a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary, you might also be interested in the following graduate programs offered online, at distance education locations, and/or at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota:

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