Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration Dual-Degree

Dual-degree students must apply to and meet the admission requirements of the respective program, and be accepted to each in order to pursue both degrees. Also, when academic policies and standards differ between the two schools, the policies and standards of the appropriate school apply to the respective portion of the dual-degree. Candidates for the dual-degree must complete the requirements for both degrees prior to graduation.

Should a student choose not to pursue one of the degrees to completion, he or she will be responsible for paying any difference in the per-course rate(s) actually charged based on pursuing the dual-degree and the rate(s) which would have been charged for courses applied toward the selected degree. The student will also be responsible for repaying any scholarships or grants received based on pursuing a dual-degree for which the student would not have been eligible based on the selected degree. Additional financial obligations must be satisfied before the student can be awarded the selected degree. In no case will the University refund money when a student opts out of a dual-degree program.

Program Requirements

A. Nursing component, in addition to the required common core

NURS 606Nursing Economics and Finance

3

NURS 607Administration of Nursing and Healthcare Organizations

3

NURS 610Thesis/Project

3

NURS 612Thesis/Project

3

NURS 616Advanced Nursing Specialty Practicum

1-3

B. MBA Core Component

ACCT 600Managerial Accounting

3

BADM 610Managerial Economics

3

BADM 620Managerial Finance

3

BADM 625Marketing Management

3

BADM 630Organizational Behavior

3

BADM 633Entrepreneurial Management

3

BADM 635Production Research and Operations Management

3

BADM 641Health Care Law and Ethics

3

INTL 650International Business

3

BADM 690Strategic Management (MBA Capstone Course)

3

If a student has already completed an MBA degree and wants an MSN/MBA degree, he/she must complete the 15 hours of the MSN core, six hours of the Nursing Administration Concentration, and 12 hours of the Capstone Experience.

If a student has an MSN degree in Nursing Administration and wants an MSN/MBA degree, he/she must complete 30 hours of the MBA core component.