MSN-MBA

Advance in Your Nursing Career with an MSN-MBA Dual Degree

Prepare for leadership positions in nursing with a dual degree that helps you practice and manage in the business of healthcare. 

In Carlow's MSN/MBA dual-degree program, you'll enhance your ability to make a meaningful impact on the discipline of nursing. Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice with a concentration on nursing education and leadership, which is complemented by a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in healthcare management. Together, this coursework provides students the opportunity to examine both the theoretical and practical aspects of business administration. 

As a graduate, you will be equipped to assume leadership positions in nursing and contribute to the advancement of the field of nursing through evidence-based practice.

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MSN-MBA Program Highlights

  • Complete two degrees in one streamlined course of study
  • 60 total credits beginning fall 2019 for MSN/MBA dual degree versus 69 total credits for MSN and MBA degrees earned separately
  • Fully online and hybrid (online and in-class) learning options available
  • Offered at the main Oakland campus and online
  • Can be completed in as little as two and a half years
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Close faculty support in a small learning environment
  • Emphasis on application through case studies, simulations, and team projects
Course information can be found in our catalog.

Program Requirements

For the Dual Degree MSN/MBA Program you will need: 

  • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program
  • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • to have completed an approved undergraduate Statistics course
  • a copy of your current registered unencumbered nurse license 
If you are ready to apply, please view our Graduate Nursing Requirements page for more detailed requirements as well as the graduate application.

For an expanded description of the curriculum, review the individual Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) program pages.

Eager to take the next step? Review our nursing application requirements, or apply now if you're ready. (It's free.)