Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Online MSN/MBA

The MSN/MBA graduate program is designed for working nurses who wish to attain nursing executive positions or become entrepreneurs.

Required Course of Study

Core nursing courses required of all 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

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


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.

 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.


Tuition for the online Master of Science in Nursing program in $420 per credit hour.  All online courses have an additional $60 per credit hour fee.  Total cost is $480 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.

Financial Aid

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  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.

3.   You will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report).

4.   Once the student has registered for classes, McKendree 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.