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

Why Pursue an M.S.N.+M.B.A. at Cedarville?

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 School of Nursing and Robert W. Plaster 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. If you want to pursue the dual degree option, you should choose the M.S.N.-Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement area of focus for your M.S.N. or add the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership.

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A limited number of $3,000 scholarships are now available to new M.S.N. students with financial need. Apply now to see if you qualify!

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

  • Biblical Worldview

    All courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
  • Advanced Practice

    Cedarville's M.S.N. will equip you with the training and skills you need to serve as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Online

    All M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format, with flexible part-time and full-time completion options.

Program Overview

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.

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What Can You 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

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Cedarville University's Christian M.B.A. online program is specifically designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a platform for ministry.

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.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

M.S.N.+M.B.A. Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

M.S.N. + M.B.A. Cost Information

Program Start Dates — You can enroll and begin classes in August or January.

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.

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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John Delano, Ph.D.

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

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Kim Higginbotham, D.N.P., RN, APRN, CPNP

School of Nursing - M.S.N., Director of Graduate Programs, Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Aimee Wallis

Graduate Enrollment Advisor

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