The dual MSN-MBA degree equips the BSN professional with interdisciplinary expertise in nursing, business, and healthcare leadership. At Southern, this means building a wholistic, Christ-centered philosophy for leadership, management, and research in the healthcare arena. You'll also be positioned to influence healthcare policy and the future direction of the nursing field.
To qualify for the dual-degree program, students must be accepted into both the School of Business and School of Nursing. Typically, students focus on completing classes from one degree at a time, though overlap is acceptable if scheduling allows.
Also available completely online
Both degrees are available on campus and completely online, and you may mix the two formats to fit your needs.
This list includes requirements for both the School of Business and the School of Nursing:
All application steps are to be fully completed by the dates listed.
|Fall||May 1||March 1|
|Winter||October 1||August 1|
|Summer||April 1 (MBA program only)||February 1 (MBA program only)|
Before enrolling, we will need acceptable documentation of these items. Email documents
Before enrolling, we will need acceptable documentation of these items. Email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered international students and must meet additional requirements for admission.
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Since international students enrolling in programs offered completely online do not travel to the United States, they are not required to obtain the Form I-20 or F-1 Student Visa, and they do not have to submit the Declaration of Finances.
International students who will be coming to Southern's campus need some additional information about travel documents and living on campus.
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|MSN CORE Courses||Credits|
|NRSG 515||Theoretical Concepts of Nursing||2|
|NRSG 520||Health Promotion Across the Lifespan||3|
|NRSG 527||Nursing Research: Foundations of Evidence-based Practice||4|
|NRSG 540||Health Care Policy||3|
|NRSG 594||MSN Capstone||2|
|MSN Core Total 14|
|MBA Core Courses||Credits|
|BUAD 505||Management in a Changing World||3|
|BUAD 510||Accounting for Control and Decision Making||3|
|BUAD 530||Organizational Behavior||3|
|BUAD 555||Leadership and Change||3|
|BUAD 562||Integrating Faith and Business||3|
|BUAD 570||Strategic Decision Making||3|
|HADM 532||Healthcare Economics and Finance||3|
|HADM 552||Healthcare Marketing and Human Resources||3|
|MBA Core Total 24|
|Healthcare Administration Emphasis||Credits|
|NRSG 578||Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development||3|
|NRSG 587||Practicum: Advanced Nursing Leadership||2|
Six hours from the following HADM courses:
|Any course from:
ACCT, BEXM, BMKT, BUAD, FNCE, HADM, or NPLD
|Also required if lacking undergraduate equivalents:
ACCT 505 Financial Accounting, 3 hours
FNCE 505 Principles of Finance, 3 hours
|Healthcare Administration Emphasis Total 14-20|
I am here to help if you have any questions about applying to the programs or enrolling. I'm the one who keeps track of all the forms and certifications you are required to have, so if you get stuck let me know. You are welcome to email or call for information about everything from admission to graduation. I look forward to working with you and meeting you!