Dual Online MSN/MBA Degrees


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Online degrees offers convenience so the working adult has the ability to further his/her education while balancing all that life demands. Students that participate in an online program are held to the same high standards expected of the McKendree campus students. An online degree offers you unlimited possibilities.



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McKendree University provides outstanding student support services. Each online student has an advisor that will provide assistance from application through graduation. Tutoring and writing support services are available to all students. McKendree University has been serving Southern Illinois and the St. Louis region since 1828.



Nursing StephoscopeWhy a Dual Online MSN/MBA Degree?

The dual online MSN/MBA degree provides advanced financial expertise combined with the knowledge required with an advanced nursing degree. As healthcare organizations become more complex, administrators seek individuals with the skills provided by both business and nursing. The online MSN/MBA program fills the need for individuals desiring this combination of skill sets.



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This 60 hour dual online degree program can be completed in a full-time or part-time format. Most courses are 8 weeks in length. A few courses are 16 weeks.



Advancement Opportunities


  • DNP

  • PhD



Career Opportunities

  • Nurse Manager

  • Chief Nurse Executive

  • Chief Operating Officer

  • Chief Executive Officer



Application Process

Students interested in participating in the online MSN/MBA program must submit an online application for admission. Students must meet entrance requirements for both degrees. For additional information, please contact 1-800-BEARCAT, ext. 6576.



Interesting Classes

  • Nursing Infomatics

  • Nurse Manager Clinical Practicum

  • Legal Issues for Managers

  • Corporate Strategy & Leadership

  • Economics of the Firm




Tuition for the online Master of Science in Nursing program is $440 per credit hour. All online courses have an additional $60 per credit hour fee. Total cost is $500 per credit hour for the online MSN program. The only additional fees will be for textbooks, a $79 Certified Criminal Background/Immunization Verification, and a $100 graduation fee.



Employer Reimbursement


  1. Only the amount that will be paid by the employer can be deferred. The entire amount will be subject to interest charges until the student's portion is paid.
  2. A letter from the employer stating that the employee is eligible for tuition reimbursement will be required each semester. Depending upon the employer's tuition reimbursement requirements, a copy of the policy from the company may be sufficient. This letter should be submitted to the Business Office.
  3. The employer should make McKendree the payee (or at least the co-payee) on the check.
  4. Deferment period will terminate 30 days after the date grades are issued.
  5. The balance will be subject to interest charges if payment is not received within 30 days from the date grades are issued.



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Follow these steps to have your eligibility determined for all financial aid including loans:

  1. Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will be using the previous year's Federal Income Tax forms.
  2. List McKendree University on the FAFSA. McKendree's school code is 001722. ISAC will then send you a letter indicating your eligibility for any State Aid. You may be eligible for State Aid even though you are not eligible for Federal Aid. Please file your FAFSA as soon as possible. State budget limitations at times cause funding shortages. (The reference to 'State Aid' is implied for only those students residing in Illinois.)
  3. You will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report).
  4. Once the student has registered for classes, McKendree's Office of Financial Aid will review your SAR to determine your eligibility. There may be additional paperwork to complete at this time. The Office of Financial Aid will notify you of what is needed. Once all documentation is received, an award letter will be prepared and sent to you.

To check on the status of your FAFSA you may call: 1-800-433-3243.



Required Course of Study Requirements


Core nursing courses required of all online MSN students

NSG 500 Research Inquiry and Utilization in Healthcare 4 credits

NSG 501 Policy, Economics, and Organization in Healthcare Delivery Systems 3 credits

NSG 502 Ethical Issues 2 credits

NSG 503 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention 2 credits

NSG 504 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Populations 3 credits

NSG 505 Professional Role Development 2 credits



Online MSN Requirements


NSG 600 Theories and Principles of Nursing Management 3 credits

NSG 601 Nursing Informatics 3 credits

NSG 605 Nurse Manager Practicum and Seminar 2 credits

NSG 613 Scholarly Project 2 credits

NSG 619 Nurse Manager Practicum with Business Application 1 credit

NSG 620 Nurse Manager Clinical Practicum 3 credits



Online MBA Requirements


MBA 621 Accounting for Managers 3 credits

MBA 622 Economics of the Firm 3 credits

MBA 623 Business Research Methods and Applications 3 credits

MBA 625 Legal Issues for Managers 3 credits

MBA 631 Corporate Finance 3 credits

MBA 641 Electronic Commerce 3 credits

MBA 642 Customers and Competitive Advantage 3 credits

MBA 652 Organizational Behavior 3 credits

MBA 653 Stakeholder Management and Ethics 3 credits

MBA 661 Corporate Strategy and Leadership 3 credits

Students who have not completed undergraduate course work in business may acquire the necessary knowledge as part of their MBA studies at McKendree University. A set of four foundation courses provide students with broad introductory knowledge in key subject areas of business. The School of Business advisor will determine the need for the following course work:

MBA 501 Foundations of Accounting and Finance 3 credits

MBA 502 Economics for Managers 3 credits

MBA 503 Marketing and Management Concepts 3 credits

MBA 504 Quantitative and Statistical Tools 3 credits

While there may be some overlap of these courses and the courses of the graduate curriculum, these requirements must be satisfied before the student begins his/her third course in the MBA curriculum.



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