MSN/MBA Curriculum

Courses

  • NUR 510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making (residency) (3)
  • NUR 522 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice (3)
  • NUR 532 Role Development & Leadership (3)
  • NUR 551 Applied Research Methods (3)
  • NUR 612 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NUR 618 Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NUR 602 Advanced History & Physical Exam (residency) (3)
  • NUR 693 Population Health (3)
  • NUR 683 Health Policy (3)
  • MBA 601 Leadership and Business Ethics (3)
  • MKT 661 Managerial Marketing (3)
  • MIS 624 Information Technology and Project Management (3)
  • ACC 631 Financial Accounting for Decision Makers (3)
  • MBA 602 Business Decision-Making and Analysis (3)
  • IBS 607 International Business (3)
  • MBA 691 – MBA 699 Living Case Study (9)

Finance track

  • FIN 601 Financial Economics (3)
  • FIN 602 Managerial Finance (3)
  • FIN 603 Investments (3)

Management track

  • FIN 602 Managerial Finance (3)
  • MGT 606 Management and Human Resource Development (3)
  • STL 602 Strategic Planning and Management

Healthcare Administration track

  • HCA 602 Healthcare Finance (3)
  • HCA 603 Quality in Healthcare (3)
  • STL 602 Strategic Planning and Management (3)

Human Resource Management track

  • HRM 601 Workplace Learning and Development (3)
  • MGT 606 Management and Human Resources Development (3)
  • ORG 602 Organizational Psychology (3)

Organizational Development track

  • ORG 602 Organizational Psychology (3)
  • ORG 603 Groups and Teams in Organizations (3)
  • ORG 604 Organizational Culture and Strategy (3)

Strategic Leadership track

  • ORG 604 – Organizational Culture and Strategy (3)
  • STL 601 – Strategic Leadership (3)
  • STL 602 – Strategic Planning and Management (3)

Course Descriptions

NUR 510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making
This course provides a meta-cognitive foundational approach to advanced nursing practice in the contemporary world. It explores worldview presuppositions with an emphasis on a Christian perspective and development of a consistent, conscious understanding of reality.

NUR 522 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice 
This course promotes examination, analysis and synthesis of a variety of conceptual frameworks, models and theories that provide a foundation for research and applied practice in the areas of nursing, business and education. Philosophical ideation, beliefs, scope and assumptions of select theories and models will be explored.

NUR 532 Role Development & Leadership
The focus is on understanding the professional role of the advanced practice nurse. The processes associated with role development, socialization and effective collaboration with diverse interdisciplinary partnerships will be examined.

NUR 551 Applied Research Methods
This course focuses on the significance of research to the development of a profession and the practical application of statistics to evidence-based outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on design, methodology and data collection relative to development of a research-based capstone project or thesis.

NUR 612 Advanced Pathophysiology 
This course provides advanced knowledge and clinical application of normal and pathophysiologic mechanisms related to altered health status and disease processes. Diagnosis and treatment skills will be analyzed, interpreted and evaluated for changes in normal function seen during illness/disease and when assessing an individual’s response to treatment.

NUR 618 Advanced Pharmacology 
This course will provide the advanced practice nurse with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, diagnose and manage pharmacologic agents, alternatives to pharmacological interventions and therapeutic modalities. Prescriptive authority, including responsibilities and legalities, will be discussed, including controlled substances and the potential for abuse.

NUR 602 Advanced History & Physical Exam (residency) 
This practicum will prepare students with the core knowledge and competencies needed to complete a comprehensive assessment using client data to detect signs and symptoms of pathophysiological changes and psychosocial variation from an individual, family or community perspective. Effective strategies will be developed to address health care issues, including health promotion, communication and client-teaching skills using a holistic approach. The practicum will provide clinical opportunities to further refine and practice the history taking and physical examination skills necessary for competence as an advanced practice nurse.

NUR 693 Population Health
The focus of this course is on integrating the learning from previous courses to design treatment and evaluate outcomes for the most vulnerable groups, particularly the systems of care that manage services for frail elderly, the chronically ill, and other similarly compromised patients.

NUR 683 Health Policy 
The focus is on the knowledge of professional responsibility to support policy issues associated with humane health care that promotes dignity, respect and justice. Practical skills such as working with the media, product and service evaluation, advocating for the health care needs of vulnerable populations, and seeking program grants will be addressed.

MBA601 Leadership and Business Ethics 
Orients students to the MBA Program. Introduces students to leadership and business ethics as a foundation for effective management and leadership in organizations. Explores organizational leadership from the Christian perspective. Covers the nature of leadership, assessing leadership effectiveness, leading change, leadership in groups and teams, and emerging leadership theories and issues.

MBA602 Business Decision Making and Analysis 
Introduces students to data-driven decision making principles and techniques from the economic, statistical, and strategic thinking perspective.  Students gain knowledge and skills in making effective decisions that enhance the financial, social and environmental performance of organizations.  Covers both quantitative and qualitative problem solving methods that are applicable to the business research project as well as applications in the business world.

MKT 661 Managerial Marketing
Introduces the principles of service and stewardship through marketing management. Focuses on concepts, principles, and techniques of marketing with emphasis on application in client organizations. Topics include customer value and satisfaction, market research and surveys, market segmentation, differentiation, positioning, and the development and execution of marketing plans. Integrates a Judeo-Christian perspective, ethics, values, and corporate social responsibility.

MIS 624 Information Technology and Project Management
Examines current and emerging technologies from a managerial perspective. Integrates principles and application of project management skills. Covers the strategic use of information technologies to achieve organizational goals, support business initiatives, and enhance personal and organizational productivity.

ACC 631 Financial Accounting for Decision Makers
Introduces the fundamental concepts and principles in financial accounting as a discipline to support managerial decision making in organizations. Covers financial ratio calculations and analysis, preparation of financial statements, taxes, accounting liquidity, contribution margin, budgeting, and auditing issues. Integrates ethical considerations, faith, and biblical values into business practices.

IBS 607 International Business
Introduces key aspects of contemporary international business management and the implications of international business on organizational strategy, structure, and function. Coverage includes country differences, trade and investment, global monetary systems, and competition in a global marketplace. As a part of the International Business course (IBS 607) students will attend an International Business Summit as part of a four-day trip to New York City. The university covers the cost of accommodations (i.e.; hotel, food) to participate in the summit. Students are responsible for travel arrangements and expenses.

MBA 691 – MBA 699 Living Case Study
Introduce students to the fundamentals of organizational development, planned change initiatives, and applied business research methods. Guides students through the process of designing, proposing, implementing, and reporting results through a problem-based approach. Students will conduct an action research project with a host organization, which is selected and secured by the student. Students have regular contact with the Living Case Study faculty who provide oversight, guidance, and assessment on the applied research project.

FIN 601 Financial Economics
Introduces financial economic principles critical for understanding financial markets and the evaluation of a firm’s financial performance. Covers issues related to inflation, GDP, interest rates, money supply, unemployment, classical and Keyneisan theory, multiplier effect, fiscal and monetary policies.

FIN 602 Managerial Finance
Examines fundamental concepts and contemporary approaches to financial management in organizations. Covers financial objectives of investments and management, lease financing, securities portfolios, dividend policies, risk/ return, tradeoffs, capital budgets, cost of capital, cash management, and international finance.

FIN 603 Investments
Introduces theory and application of investments from a corporate perspective. Explores investment strategies and management including the importance of long and short term investments. Covers the nature of financial markets, security pricing models, and security analysis techniques, security risk, and risk analysis.

FIN 602 Managerial Finance
Examines fundamental concepts and contemporary approaches to financial management in organizations. Covers financial objectives of investments and management, lease financing, securities portfolios, dividend policies, risk/ return, tradeoffs, capital budgets, cost of capital, cash management, and international finance.

MGT606 Management and Human Resource Development
Explores major issues of managing human resources. Develops skills in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. Covers hiring, terminations, assessment, compensation, training, safety, promotion, and evaluation of human resources.

STL 602 Strategic Planning and Management
Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and management and considers the vision, mission, and goals of an organization. Examines the balanced scorecard approach to strategic planning and management for translating strategy to action.

HCA 602 Healthcare Finance 

Examines the fundamentals of financial management in the healthcare sectors. Prepares non-financial healthcare professionals with skills necessary to manage and control costs while simultaneously investing resources in strategic opportunities.

HCA 603 Quality in Healthcare
Identifies the principles of quality improvement necessary for creating a quality culture in healthcare. Examines tools and methods for planning and implementing quality improvement initiatives in healthcare. Addresses both clinical improvements related to the delivery of quality patient care and process improvements related to the processes necessary in supporting the delivery of quality patient care.

STL 602 Strategic Planning and Management
Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and management and considers the vision, mission, and goals of an organization. Examines the balanced scorecard approach to strategic planning and management for translating strategy to action.

HRM 601 Workplace Learning and Development
Develops the knowledge and skills necessary for managers to promote employee and organizational growth through organizational learning. Explores how adults in the workplace acquire knowledge and skills necessary for human performance improvement. Covers issues related to human performance improvement and best workplace learning and development practices

MGT 606 Management and Human Resources 
Explores major issues of managing human resources. Develops skills in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. Covers hiring, terminations, assessment, compensation, training, safety, promotion, and evaluation of human resources.

ORG 602 Organizational Psychology
Introduces the management of behavior in organizations, the field of industrial and organizational psychology, and various aspects of people in the workplace. Covers issues related to employee development through training and learning, employee productivity, well-being, attitudes, behaviors, motivation, and leadership.

ORG 602 Organizational Psychology
Introduces the management of behavior in organizations, the field of industrial and organizational psychology, and various aspects of people in the workplace. Covers issues related to employee development through training and learning, employee productivity, well-being, attitudes, behaviors, motivation, and leadership.

ORG 603 Groups and Teams in Organizations
Examines the management and development of groups and teams in organizations. Develops skills in creating and effectively managing teams in organizations. Covers job design in groups and team development, conflict management, team building, decision making in groups and teams, and approaches for improving productivity and organizational effectiveness.

ORG 604 Organizational Culture and Strategy
Explores innovative approaches for organizing the business as a transformative and competitive strategy through structuring, processes, and culture. Develops skills for designing, implementing, and managing strategic change and transformation in organizations to foster resulting change in collective behavior.

ORG 604 Organizational Culture and Strategy
Explores innovative approaches for organizing the business as a transformative and competitive strategy through structuring, processes, and culture. Develops skills for designing, implementing, and managing strategic change and transformation in organizations to foster resulting change in collective behavior.

STL 601 Strategic Leadership
Examines characteristics and skills that allow leaders to make positive and strategic contributions to their organizations. Focuses on the development of strategic leadership skills including the development of strategic thinking and strategic actions for superior organizational performance.

STL 602 Strategic Planning and Management
Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and management and considers the vision, mission, and goals of an organization. Examines the balanced scorecard approach to strategic planning and management for translating strategy to action.

The Nursing Department reserves the right to change curriculum requirements based on professional or accreditation recommendations.