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MSN + MBA Dual Degree

M.S.N. + M.B.A. Dual Degree

About the M.S.N.+M.B.A. Dual Degree

If you are a current M.S.N. Nursing Leadership student who is interested in acquiring business and leadership skills to advance your career into an administrative or executive leadership role, Cedarville’s M.S.N.+M.B.A. dual degree is a great option for you. Today’s nurses are increasingly seeking leadership roles within healthcare systems, and they bring valuable experience and expertise to the table. This unique M.S.N.+M.B.A. dual degree will prepare you for high-level administrative positions within hospitals, medical clinics, and other care facilities.

Working collaboratively, Cedarville’s Schools of Nursing and Business Administration offer a distinctly Christian M.S.N. and M.B.A. dual degree. This combined program allows you to add an online  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) while you are completing your online Master of Science in Nursing, saving both time and money. Students desiring the dual degree option should choose the M.S.N.-Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement area of focus or add the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership.

M.S.N.+M.B.A. Dual Degree Highlights

Biblical – Cedarville’s commitment to the authority of the Bible is the basis for discussions on medical ethics, the sanctity of life, origins, and the balanced integration of faith and learning. As a result, you will be equipped to influence your profession and culture for Christ. You will also study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes excellence in personal standards, stewardship of God-given talents and resources, leadership with a servant’s heart, and kingdom influence through serving others.

Cost effective – Your M.S.N. Nursing Leadership area of focus courses will satisfy up to one-third of the M.B.A. coursework, reducing the time – and cost – it will take to complete the M.B.A. portion of your dual degree.

Employability – By adding an M.B.A. to your M.S.N. degree, you will be equipped for management and high-level administration roles within various healthcare settings.


What Can I Do With an M.S.N.+M.B.A. Dual Degree?

With an M.S.N.+M.B.A. dual degree, you will be equipped with the business and leadership skills for management and high-level administration roles within various healthcare settings, including:

  • Clinical Administrator
  • Nursing Director
  • Executive Manager
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Hospital Administrator


Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Outreach – You can participate in short-term medical missions trips.

Clinical Experience – You will complete direct care clinical experiences in various aspects of healthcare.

Hands-on M.B.A. – Courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

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Master of Business Administration

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Program Faculty

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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Business Administration - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

  • Location MIL 180
  • Phone 937-766-7917
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Kim Higginbotham, M.S.N. Director

Associate Professor of Nursing

  • Location HSC 318 A
  • Phone 937-766-3208
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M.S.N. + M.B.A. Dual Degree Program Curriculum

You will complete 12 graduate nursing core semester hours, 9 direct care core semester hours, 20 semester hours of specialty courses, and 3 semester hours of a graduate-level Bible course (if this Bible requirement was not previously satisfied with an undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative). For your M.B.A., you will take eight core M.B.A. courses that will give you general business knowledge and skills. These 27 hours combined with the nine hours of M.S.N. Nurse Leadership in Healthcare Innovation elective courses (taken as part of your M.S.N.) will complete your M.B.A. requirements. This dual degree opportunity is jointly offered by the School of Business and the School of Nursing.