The Dual Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration degree is designed to prepare practicing nurses for high-level careers in management and administration. The program integrates the evidence-based and practice- oriented M.S.N. curriculum with the four cornerstones of the M.B.A. curriculum: (a) leadership, (b) innovation, (c) global awareness and (d) ethical responsibility. This program requires a ten-day International Experience to be completed prior to graduation. Students will complete a total of 60 semester hours over three years attending part-time.
60 semester hours required from the below list of courses to receive both the M.S.N. and the M.B.A. degrees:
- NURS 523: Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse (3)
- NURS 524: Advanced Health Promotion (2)
- NURS 525: Theoretical Foundations (3)
- NURS 526: Nursing Leadership & Management (3) or BUSA 515: Organizations and Leadership (3)
- NURS 527: Evaluation and Outcomes Research (3)
- NURS 531: Care & Outcomes Manager Practicum I (3)
- NURS 532: Care & Outcomes Manager Practicum II (1 to 6)
- NURS 538: Program Development (3) or BUSA 577: Project Management (3)
- NURS 596/599: Scholarly Inquiry/Thesis (4)
- BUSA 509: Global Business Perspectives (3) (includes ten-day study abroad with a focus on healthcare systems)
- BUSA 511: Accounting for Decision Making (3)
- BUSA 517: Understanding and Managing Financial Resources (3)
- BUSA 519: Corporate Information Systems Management (3)
- BUSA 521: Supply Chain and Operations Management (3)
- BUSA 523: Managing Innovation (3)
- BUSA 549: Strategic Management of Human Capital (3)
- BUSA 562: Health Care Regulation, Law and Ethics (3)
- BUSA marketing course as approved by the department.
- COMA 543: Conflict and Negotiation (3)
- ECON 520: Economic Policy Analysis (3) or BUSA 522: The Global, Social, Political Environment of the Firm (3)
To view the descriptions of the above courses, please go to the PLU Directory of Courses for graduate-level Nursing and for the graduate-level Business in this catalog.