Master’s of Science Dual Degree Program in Nursing and Business Administration (MS/MBA)
Graduates of this unique dual-degree program receive a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing Business and Health Care Systems from the School of Nursing and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the Ross School of Business concurrently. By emphasizing superior nursing and management skills, the two degrees prepare professional nurses to assume executive positions in a wide range of health care organizations as well as corporations and consulting firms.
Integrating knowledge from the disciplines of nursing and business management, the curriculum focuses on health care systems, business issues, and management accountability, with an emphasis on their implications for nursing care delivery. Students work closely with faculty to gain experience in research and are required to complete a formal research project. In addition, an internship in nursing systems gives students the opportunity to develop management expertise by working with leading nurse executives.
The MS/MBA program entails at least 69 credits of study: 45 credits in the Ross School of Business and 24 in the School of Nursing. While nursing requirements can be fulfilled on a full or part-time basis, three (3) full-time terms are required in the Business School. Students are required to complete core courses in both nursing and business. Full-time students typically receive their degree in a minimum of five terms.
Learn more about this program from the Dual Degrees section of the Ross School of Business website.
The Master’s in Nursing portion of this dual degree program is a web-based program.
Nursing Core Courses
The Theoretical Base for Advanced Nursing Practice
Strategy for Nursing and Health Care
Utilization of Nursing Research in Advanced Practice *
Data Management, Analysis and Representation for Advanced Practice in Nursing *
Nursing Scholarly Project
Nursing Specialty Courses
Advance Nursing Management
Nursing Systems Internship
Innovation and Change
Business Administration Courses
Applied Business Statistics
Business Law or Ethics
Human Behavior and Organization
Multi-disciplinary Action Project (MAP)
Total Credits = 69
*An approved statistics course and an undergraduate research course must be taken and the STATS and METHODS Modules completed before registering for N536 and N603.