Designed for Working Nurses;

Flexible, online format with no fixed log-in times

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Earn Two Master’s Degrees in Less Time;

Graduate in just 2.5 years


No GMAT/GRE Required

Begin your journey toward becoming a leader in business and nursing

Online BSN-MSN/MBA Dual Degree Program

Online MSN-MBA Dual Degree Program Overview

Among MSN MBA dual degree programs, Spring Arbor University offers an accredited, convenient option online. Distinguish yourself as a healthcare leader by adding business acumen to your MSN degree.

Establish policies and procedures that ensure the best patient care.

Throughout the MSN MBA online program, students learn how to oversee clinical operations, expand services, and establish policies and procedures that ensure optimal patient care.

As a student in one of Michigan’s top dual MSN MBA programs, you can:

  • Earn your degree and keep your work schedule- take one course at a time with no required log-in times
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7 week courses, 1 week break)
  • Connect with active faculty, mentors, caring staff, and peers as you join a close-knit community
  • Embark on a journey of professional, personal, and spiritual development through a rigorous academic curriculum grounded in Christian ethics
  • Balance work-home-school life with the support of your dedicated Student Success Coach
  • Prepare for the AONL Certified Nurse Manager exam and/or the ANCC Nurse Executive Certification exam

Get Your Program Guide

The master's degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

MBA 617 Leadership in Business

Introduces students to leadership in business administration as a foundation for effective management of the organization. Explores leadership from the perspective of the practicing manager and focuses on individual, group, and organizational leadership. Covers the nature of leadership, leading change, leadership effectiveness, leadership development, and traditional and emerging leadership theories. Special emphasis is placed upon self-leadership and professional leadership assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses in handling specific managerial issues and responsibilities.

MBA631 Accounting for Managers

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of accounting as a discipline to support managerial decision making in businesses. Examines the use of information for data driven decision making, including organizational level performance measurements. Covers financial ratio calculations and analysis, preparation of financial statements, taxes, accounting liquidity, contribution margin, budgeting, and auditing issues.

MBA661 Marketing for Managers

Introduces the principles of service and stewardship through marketing management. Focuses on developing an understanding of the role of markets and marketing from an economic thinking perspective including an analysis of product markets and developing marketing strategies that will provide sustainable competitive advantage. Special emphasis is placed upon the integration of concepts, principles, and techniques of marketing through application within client organizations.

Topics include customer value and satisfaction, market research and surveys, marketing segmentation differentiation, positioning, and the development and execution of marketing plans.

Online MSN/MBA Program Curriculum

Featured courses:

Download a program guide for a full listing of courses.


Specialize your skills and choose from one of these concentrations for MSN MBA dual degree programs online:

  • Healthcare Administration: Address the complexities and trends in the healthcare industry by focusing on contemporary issues in healthcare administration, policy, economics, quality and strategy of health care management
  • Human Resource Development: Prepare to effectively lead a human resources department, while learning how to influence organizational behaviors, enhance group and team performance and promote workplace learning and development
  • Management: Engage your competitive strategy skills in a computer-simulated business environment, as well as examine management and human resource development, management statistics and ethical leadership topics
  • Organizational Consulting: Understand, predict and influence individual and group behavior to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical organizations
  • Executive Leadership: Develop skills to think strategically and become an expert in planning corporate growth, strategic development & long-term development
  • Executive Communication: Gain the experience needed to communicate effectively in a corporate environment, focusing on effective listening, feedback and advanced conflict resolution strategies
  • Cybersecurity and Data: Develop the competencies necessary to keep digital information secure as you develop the fundamentals of protecting and utilizing data effectively

The dual MSN MBA program is uniquely designed for working nurses. To learn more, get your program guide.

We also offer an RN to MSN/MBA degree program for registered nurses with an ADN or ASN.


MSN-MBA Dual Degree Careers & Outcomes

The MSN MBA salary range varies, but is typically very rewarding. A popular career for those who hold this degree is Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). CNOs are responsible for ensuring that patient-care, clinical and staffing standards are met. Chief Nursing Officers with an MSN-MBA earn a median salary of over *$120,000.

Additionally, upon graduation, you will be qualified to teach both nursing and business. You will also graduate prepared to sit the AONL Certified Nurse Manager exam and/or the ANCC Nurse Executive Certification exam.

Upcoming Start Dates

Next application deadline:

  • June 10, 2024

Next start date:

  • July 2, 2024
Uniquely Designed for Working Nurses

What Graduates Say:

Angelica Reid


“So far the experience has been absolutely amazing … The application process was super easy, [and] the support that I had was amazing. I constantly had the admissions advisor calling me, following up on paperwork, and just keeping me on course as I was applying. It was just so easy!” – Angelica Reid, MSN/MBA