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Dual Online MSN/MBA Degrees

The dual online MSN/MBA degree program is designed for the BSN prepared nurse to pursue graduate degrees in the fields of nursing and business at the same time. This 60-hour online degree program is for the nurse that desires to achieve an administrative role in health care. The dual MSN/MBA degree is aimed at the busy adult to manage continuing their education along with other life responsibilities.

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Play the Dr. Rennegarbe: Nursing Division VideoWhy 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 (833) 317-7236 (toll free).



Interesting Classes

  • Nursing Infomatics

  • Nurse Manager Clinical Practicum

  • Legal Issues for Managers

  • Corporate Strategy & Leadership

  • Economics of the Firm



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.



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.



Student Services

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Student Services Specialist
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6507
(833) 317-7236 (toll free)




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