MSN/MBA Program

Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)

The MSN/MBA track is designed to address the needs of the professional nurse
administrator working in an integrated and complex health care organization. This graduate
option is jointly administered by the Division of Nursing, School of Health Professions and
the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business. This is a dual degree track that combines theory and
practice of nursing and business administration. The student will earn both an MSN and
MBA from the respective schools.

The Division of Nursing, School of Health Profession offers the MSN/MBA in a cooperative
agreement with the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business. In this cooperative program, each
school controls its own admissions policy and its own academic program. Cooperation
involves the consideration by each school of certain coursework taken in the other school,
and in the scheduling of courses to facilitate completion of the requirements of both the
MSN and MBA degrees. In particular, the Byrd School accepts 12 credits that the nursing
student completes with the grade of “B” or higher as part of the MBA requirements.

Admission Criteria:

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Degree Requirements for MSN: Management Focus

Course Title Hrs.
HSM 640 Health System Management: Organization 3
HSML 650 Health System Management Practicum I 3
HSM 660 Health System Management: Population
HSML 670 Health System Management Practicum II   3
N 512 Theory, Reasoning and Research I 3
N 521 Theory, Reasoning and Research II  3
N 532 Role and Issues in Adv. Practice 3*  3*
N 506 Data Analysis and Interpretation 1 3
ACCT 501 Foundation of Accounting 3

ECN 501 Foundation of Economic 3
BAFI 502 Foundation of Finance  1.5
MKT 502 Foundation of Marketing 1.5
MGT 513 Organizations and Structure and behavior  3

Subtotal 36

Degree Requirements for MBA (Courses that are required after MSN)

Course Title Hrs.
ACCT 511 Accounting For Decision Making and Control 3
BAFI 517 Financial Management 3
ECN 512  Business Forecasting 1.5 
ECN 514 International Economic Analysis   1.5
MGT 536 Human Resource Management   1.5
MGT 538 Legal and Ethical Perspectives  1.5
MIS 514 Decision Science and MIS  3
MIS 514 Decision Science and MIS  3
MKT 511 Marketing Management and Strategy  3

SCM 530 Operation and Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 611 Integrative Management   3

Subtotal 24 

Total requirement for MSN/MBA – 60 Credits