Master of Science in Nursing in Leadership and Administration and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Online

Prepare for an executive-level leadership position with an online MSN-MBA Dual Degree and play an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare.

Apply by: 5/6/24
Start class: 5/13/24

Program Overview

Accelerate your professional growth with our MSN-MBA Dual Degree online

Total Tuition: $24,735
Program Duration: As few as 18 months
Credit Hours: 51

Designed for healthcare professionals who want to combine advanced nursing credentials with an essential business background, this online Master of Science in Nursing in Leadership and Administration and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree requires less clinical time than other advanced nursing degrees. This 100 percent online program expands your knowledge in finance, accounting, operations, marketing and more.

No GMAT or GRE is required, and you can continue to work full-time with this flexible online program that enables you to complete 90 clinical hours at your current workplace. The MSN-MBA dual degree online also helps prepare you for Nursing Leadership (AONL) certification exams. These certifications may require additional work experience.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Utilize leadership skills to advance health equity and promote population health outcomes
  • Apply leadership skills to help organizations and governments improve quality and value in healthcare
  • Lead teams to improve population health outcomes
  • Advocate for systems change and health policy and advance efforts to achieve health equity
  • Work with collaborative multisector partnerships to address population health disparities
  • Effect change in organizations and communities, and promote innovation and adoption of programs and policies to improve population health outcomes and equity
  • Understand the global, ethical and sociopolitical context of business
  • Use and integrate knowledge from core areas of business, including finance, accounting, marketing and more
  • Effectively apply strategic analysis and decision-making skills supported by appropriate quantitative methods and information technology
  • Integrate the principles of organizational behavior as it pertains to employee motivation, teamwork and conflict resolution
  • Utilize leadership skills to advance health equity and promote population health outcomes
  • Apply leadership skills to help organizations and governments improve quality and value in healthcare
  • Lead teams to improve population health outcomes
  • Advocate for systems change and health policy and advance efforts to achieve health equity
  • Work with collaborative multisector partnerships to address population health disparities
  • Effect change in organizations and communities, and promote innovation and adoption of programs and policies to improve population health outcomes and equity
  • Understand the global, ethical and sociopolitical context of business
  • Use and integrate knowledge from core areas of business, including finance, accounting, marketing and more
  • Effectively apply strategic analysis and decision-making skills supported by appropriate quantitative methods and information technology
  • Integrate the principles of organizational behavior as it pertains to employee motivation, teamwork and conflict resolution

This online dual degree program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Director of Nursing
  • Director of Clinical Services
  • Director of Care Management
  • Director of Compliance
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nursing Executive
  • Consultant
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director of Clinical Services
  • Director of Care Management
  • Director of Compliance
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nursing Executive
  • Consultant

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Southern Utah University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Total Tuition: $24,735
Program Duration: As few as 18 months
Credit Hours: 51

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Southern Utah University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Tuition

Our low tuition helps keep your dual degree within reach

Take advantage of our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $24,735*

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MSN-MBA Dual Degree $485 $1,455 $24,735

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $24,735

Calendar

Find the apply and start dates that fit your schedule

Designed for working professionals, SUU online programs conveniently feature 7-week courses and 6 start dates each year.

Now Enrolling

Next Apply Date: 5/6/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/13/24
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring II3/4/242/26/242/26/242/28/243/4/244/21/24
Summer I5/13/245/6/245/6/245/8/245/13/246/30/24
Summer II7/1/246/24/246/24/246/26/247/1/248/18/24
Fall I8/28/248/21/248/21/248/23/248/28/2410/15/24
Fall II10/16/2410/9/2410/9/2410/11/2410/16/2412/3/24
Spring I1/8/251/1/251/1/251/3/251/8/252/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 5/6/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/13/24

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Admissions

Start your SUU online journey by checking our admission requirements

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please review the requirements for the MSN in Leadership and Administration-MBA Dual Degree online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements

  • BSN from an accredited institution
  • Active and unrestricted RN license
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Requirements include:

  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Submit graduate application
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution (e.g., ACEN, CCNE or CNEA)
  • Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Official transcripts from the accredited college/university that granted the nursing degree
  • Valid RN license is required*
  • Background check*
  • Drug screen*

*Applicants will need to provide a valid RN license, background check and drug screen by the end of the first course, but these items are NOT required for admission.

“NOTE: SUU accepts regionally accredited institutions for transfer credit and may accept some national accreditations. National accreditations will be considered on a case-by-case basis after SUU conducts course-to-course evaluations. There are no guarantees that credits from a nationally accredited institution will be accepted.

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please see the Program Map to determine the eligibility of this program in your state, then review the MSN/MBA Dual Degree online requirements, including what documents you need and where you should send them.”

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mailing address:

Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720


Courses

What you will study in our innovative online MSN-MBA Dual Degree courses

For the MSN in Leadership and Administration and MBA Dual Degree online program, you must complete 51 total credit hours, which is comprised of 17 courses.


NURS 6110 (Nursing Leadership Theory) must be taken first - this is when the valid RN license, backround check, and drug screen needs to be submitted.  Only BA 6000 can be taken in conjunction with NURS 6110, and BA 6000 must be completed before any other business courses can be taken (any course that does not have a NURS prefix).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course sets the foundational stage for leadership in nursing. Students focus on theoretical and practical aspects of leadership in healthcare, and they discuss professional standards of practice for nursing leadership. Learners in this course explore various theories of leadership and how a nurse leader would respond in healthcare settings according to each leadership paradigm. Students will consider emotional intelligence and how it affects the ability to perform as an effective leader, as well as evaluate their own leadership style. **Fixed-first course for the MSN programs. MSN students must provide valid RN license, drug screen, and background check during this class or they cannot progress in the program - this does not include RN-MSN students.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This accelerated and condensed course covers the essential concepts of Business Statistics, Microsoft Excel, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance that are necessary for success in subsequent graduate level business administration courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and how nurse leaders can implement strategies to improve population health, enhance the care experience, and reduce costs. This course emphasizes the use of comprehensive health promotion, disease prevention, and health restoration model to address health concerns in patients and communities. Students will build upon basic assessment knowledge and skills incorporating psychological, sociocultural, developmental, spiritual, genetic, and social determinants of health. Students will review the pathophysiology processes of chronic illnesses that result in the need for ongoing care, monitoring, and engagement with healthcare providers at all levels. Students will learn about pharmaceutical agents utilized in the primary care setting, common over-the-counter agents as well some complementary therapeutics will be discussed. Emphasis is on the pharmacodynamics of medications most commonly prescribed for the management of chronic conditions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the principles of organizational behavior involved in managing people and organizations in a business environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, effective teams, conflict and negotiations, power and influence, organizational culture, and change management. This course focuses on the practical application of these principles in a meaningful and ethical manner. **FIXED FIRST COURSE for all MBA STUDENTS unless you are required to take BA 6000. If BA 6000 is required, you will receive a course sequence from your academic advisor. This fixed-first does not apply to students in the MSN/MBA dual degree program or the MS in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance - Management program.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines organizational, state, and federal policies which affect healthcare delivery. Students will examine the influence of lay, professional, and special interest groups in relation to advocacy for policy change, state and federal legislation, as well as the allocation of resources and the setting of health priorities. Students will develop skills to advocate for policies in both private and governmental agencies that are important to nursing, improve population health, enhance the care experience, reduce costs, and health equity.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to enhance proficiency in understanding research, developing clinical questions, evaluating current guidelines, implementing change, and maintaining best practices. Learners will gain an understanding of and begin to utilize resources for the implementation of principles of evidence-based practice in the healthcare setting. Students will combine clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence to improve quality of care, safety, and administration in the role of the nurse leader. Scholars will advance competency skills in information literacy, interdisciplinary collaboration, and knowledge dissemination to efficiently translate evidence-based innovation in the capacity of nursing leadership.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on how nurse leaders in all practice areas can act to create safe forums for ethical discussion, reasoning, and influence. Students will develop knowledge and skills to help lead healthcare organizations to ensure a positive ethical practice environment. Biomedical ethical principles that influence population health outcomes and health equity will be examined.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a foundation in Healthcare Administration. The course introduces the student to the structure and functions of the U.S. Health Care System. Topics to be covered include an overview of the U.S. Health Care System (private and public sectors), the interface between Public Health and U.S. Health Care System, various health care delivery structures, health care workforce, health care resources, types of health services, financing of health services and health care coverage, meeting the health care needs of special populations, and critical issues in health services.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine the role of nurse leaders in developing and influencing the adoption of innovative strategies to improve population outcomes. Students will learn to apply systems change theories for planning, implementing, and evaluating strategically planned change. Nursing informatics is essential to facilitating interprofessional data-driven organizational change. Students will develop an understanding in the use of patient- and population-based data applications that inform and support the transformation of nursing care delivery toward a future of value-based quality nursing care that improves health outcomes, reduces costs, and ensures health equity.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an opportunity to apply leadership skills and evidence-based practice in a variety of nursing settings. Students in this course apply the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum experience by translating knowledge into practice through participation in professional activities and the development of a culminating project. Students will develop, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based project. Students will evaluate the success of their capstone project by analyzing results, using the key performance indicators and metrics that were identified while planning the evaluation phase. Students will present the results of the capstone project in a final report and presentation with a focus on lessons learned throughout each of the phases: initiation, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This is the final course in the MSN Leadership program.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on reinforcing, extending, and applying marketing concepts, principles, and techniques through readings, case studies, and secondary research. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course reviews the development and use of management accounting information systems in planning and control activities. Using case studies of actual companies, its focus is on new management accounting practices adopted by the innovative companies around the world.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of microeconomic principles to business management and strategy. Includes fundamental topics in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and organizational economics. Uses business case analysis. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the course is to enable students to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development. The course requires personal curiosity and reflection from students as well as personal openness and sharing in class discussions. Leadership development concepts used in the course will be immediately applicable for students and useful for the rest of their lives. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The management of operations and supply chain, including such topics as competitive strategy, product and service design, quality management, process improvements, supply chain management, work design management, logistics, and selected areas of operations research. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the capital budgeting process, including estimating the cost of capital and cash flows, correct application of decision rules, and ways of analyzing and dealing with uncertainty in your forecasts. It also discusses key topics in financial management, such as optimal leverage, raising capital for the firm, and equity payout policies. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is the capstone course for the MBA, and as such, it will integrate the methods and tools developed in the curriculum to solve the strategic positioning and management issues of the organization. This course is usually taken in the student's final semester. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-

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