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MSN/MBA Dual Degree

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The Master of Science Nursing/Master of Business Administrative Dual Degree is designed for the BSN prepared nurse who is interested in moving their career forward as a highly skilled professional to lead and resolve increasingly complex healthcare business issues. A graduate of the program is a critical thinker who has the business acumen and the leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to identify, analyze and solve problems in a global business environment. The curriculum is designed so that graduates of the program can practice in a culturally and ethnically diverse global society. The MSN/MBA Dual Degree is designed to prepare nurses as professional leaders in a variety of healthcare settings, corporations, and communities. Students focus on professional role development, knowledge translation, quality improvement and safety, ethics and health policy, financial and resource management, and organizational leadership.

Program Learning Outcomes

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Health Care Administration Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the nature of health care services, social, political, economic, technological, legal, ethical, professional and historic factors that influence the present and future direction of health care.
  2. Describe the nature and function of health care organizations.
  3. Describe the distribution and determinants of health and disease including the influences of individual behavior, the environment, and health care technology in the prevention and progression of disease as well as the restoration of health.
  4. Describe managerial knowledge and skills of health care organization change, design, performance, strategic planning, marketing, problem solving, decision-making and leadership.
  5. Apply basic quantitative abilities in health care financial management, computer literacy, operations analysis, management information systems, statistics, and research methods.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to integrate theory with practices of health care administration in the practice setting through a faculty-supervised practicum.

 Master of Science Nursing Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Synthesize evidence-based practices from research in nursing and other disciplines to lead comprehensive person-centered care with the application of health policy and principles of advocacy.
  2. Direct a project in partnership with local, regional, state, federal, and/or global teams for innovational change across complex systems to deliver equitable care to diverse populations.
  3. Synthesize best practices and organizational systems leadership principles to promote high quality, safe, and equitable care utilizing informatics and communication technologies.
  4. Conduct a comprehensive systems assessment as a foundation for decision making in collaboration with stake holders to optimize care and strengthen outcomes.
  5. Formulate effective communication strategies for working with interprofessional teams and other health care providers to promote laws, policies, and regulations of the nursing practice.
  6. Design strategies to promote lifelong learning that incorporates professional nursing standards and accountability at an advanced level.

Admission Criteria MSN/MBA Dual Degree Track

  1. Complete the application process for Midway University.
  2. Must have BSN degree from CCNE or ACEN accredited program whose parent institution is regionally accredited. Degrees from foreign institutions will be reviewed on an individual basis.
  3. Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  4. Recommend a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in nursing (on a 4.0 scale).
  5. Must hold current and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the United States.
  6. Submit professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  7. Obtain or show proof of required vaccinations for the organization where practicum/project will be completed. 

Guidance for Admissions to the MSN/MBA Dual Degree

Applicants not meeting the requirements for unconditional admission may be offered conditional admission on a case by case basis. 

To attain full standing from conditional admission (i.e., progress beyond the first six hours of coursework) the student must complete the first six hours of course work at Midway University with at least a “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).  Exceptions to the above guidelines can be granted with permission of the Dean.

Degree Requirements

  1. 60 hours of graduate credits for the MSN/MBA Track
  2. Minimum of 48 hours of graduate credits earned in residence at Midway University.
  3. Earn a minimum grade of B in all graduate courses.
  4. Students must meet all Midway University graduation requirements for the dual master’s degree.


General Education Hours - N/A

Elective Hours - 0

Total Hours to Complete - 60

Last updated: 07/08/2024