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Dual Master's Degree MBA/MSN


Accelerated Courses

Flexible Courses

100% Online Face-To-Face
Options available


Start Terms

21 Months

To Complete

Two master's programs built to prepare you for career advancement 

Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree along with the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) has many significant benefits for nurses whose career goals include higher levels of management, administration, or business. An MBA helps nurses achieve an understanding of core business principles and allows them to come up with comprehensive solutions to complex challenges in the healthcare field. Nurses who earn an MBA will be strongly considered for business and leadership roles in healthcare facilities such as nurse manager, nurse administrator, healthcare manager, Director of Nursing (DNO), or Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Combining your experience in nursing with an MBA puts you in an excellent position for your career in healthcare.

The dual Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration program is designed for nurses who would like to enhance their business management skills. The student in the MSN/MBA track has several MBA courses waived, thus allowing a faster and seamless completion of the MBA. The program is available with all four nursing tracks:

  • Clinical Leadership -- Clinical leaders are prepared to practice in clinical leadership roles in settings throughout the health care delivery system.
  • Executive Leadership -- Executive leaders are prepared to practice in roles such as nurse managers, directors and other leadership roles.
  • Nurse Educators -- Nurse educators are prepared to practice as faculty in academic settings or other educator roles in the healthcare delivery system.
  • Family Nurse Practitioners -- The Family Nurse Practitioner serves as a specialist in the delivery of primary care services to individuals and families in a wide variety of settings.
    • An additional option a student has is the Special Entry Option (SEO). The online Special Entry Option (SEO) allows registered nurses who have earned baccalaureate degrees in areas other than nursing to work toward a master's degree in nursing without completing the nursing baccalaureate. This option will allow greater educational flexibility for registered nurses, minimize duplication of previous learning and provide the opportunity to obtain an advanced degree in nursing.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions about the dual degree program, please contact us.

For additional MBA information please contact:

David M. Parker
Director, Graduate Programs
Graham School of Management
Phone: 773-298-3664

For additional MSN information please contact:

Charlene Bermele, DNP, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Director, Online Nursing Programs
IBHE FY19 Nurse Faculty Fellows
Phone: 773-298-3180