Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
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.
Dual Degree Programs
Benedictine’s M.S.N./M.B.A. dual program can be completed in 46 months. Courses run eight weeks in duration and are generally taken one at a time in a laddered sequence. The M.S.N. program requires 36 semester credit hours of graduate M.S.N. coursework and 33 semester credit hours of M.B.A. coursework to earn both the M.S.N. and M.B.A. degrees. Courses include:
|NRHL 5501||Health Promotion and Interprofessional Collaboration 1||3|
|NRHL 5502||Ethical and Culturally Competent Healthcare Professional||3|
|NRHL 5503||Evidence-based Nursing Practice: Research and Process Improvement||3|
|NRHL 5505||Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 2||3|
|NRHL 5506||Quality Improvement and Safety in Healthcare Systems||3|
NRHL 5501 Health Promotion and Interprofessional Collaboration may be waived for credit if equivalent BSN undergraduate coursework in NRHL 4365 Health Promotion for Families, Communities, and Populations and NRHL 4392 Nurse Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration were satisfactorily completed with a final grade of “B” or better.
NRHL 5505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy may be waived for credit if equivalent BSN undergraduate coursework in NRHL 4375 Healthcare Policy, Regulation and Advocacy was satisfactorily completed with a final grade of “B” or better.
M.S.N. Nurse Executive Leader Concentration
|NRHL 6620||Building Effective Communication and Relationships||3|
|NRHL 6622||Professionalism and Executive Career Development||3|
|NRHL 6624||Advanced Knowledge of Healthcare Systems||3|
|NRHL 6646||Leadership and Systems Thinking||3|
|NRHL 6648||Financial Management and Resource Allocation||3|
|NRHL 6653||Advanced Nursing Practice: Clinical Immersion||3|
|NRHL 6655||Advanced Nursing Practice: Capstone Project Implementation||3|
|(subject to waivers)|
|ACCT 5501||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|MNGT 5101||Organizational Behavior||3|
|ACCT 6201||Managerial Accounting for Decision Makers||3|
|ECON 6101||Managerial Economics||3|
|FINA 6101||Techniques in Financial Decision Making||3|
|MKTG 6101||Brand and Marketing Management||3|
|MNGT 6301||Human Resources and Talent Management||3|
|MNGT 6501||Operations Management||3|
|MNGT 6601||Project Management||3|
|MNGT 6801||Global Strategic Management||3|