SAU App Deadline - Jan 2018

RN-MSN/MBA

Program Overview

Go from your ADN, to earning both your master’s in nursing (MSN) and master’s in business administration (MBA) with Spring Arbor University’s online CCNE-accredited RN-MSN/MBA dual-degree program.

  • You complete the RN-MSN/MBA dual-degree program with the convenience of just one course at a time.
  • Graduates will earn both baccalaureate and Master of Science in Nursing degrees in a shorter time frame than taking each separate program.  
  • You will learn fiscal and management theories, and how to oversee clinical operations, expand services and establish policies and procedures that ensure the best patient care possible.

Five RN-MSN/MBA dual-degree program concentrations

  • Health Care Administration: Address the complexities and trends in the health care industry by focusing on contemporary issues in health care administration, policy, economics, quality and strategy of health care management.
  • Human Resource Development: Prepare to effectively lead a human resources department. Topics covered include organizational behaviors, enhancing group and team performance and promoting 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, the use 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.
  • Strategic Leadership: Discover how best to plan and develop strategies to motivate and manage your unique team.

Download a program guide; or, use our easy online scheduling tool to book an appointment with an admissions advisor now.

Careers & Outcomes

As a student in this CCNE-accredited RN-MSN/MBA dual-degree program, you’ll learn the skills it takes to run complex health care institutions.

  • Upon graduating, you’ll be prepared to oversee clinical operations, expand services and establish policies and procedures that ensure the best patient care possible.
  • You’ll gain more insight, experience and leadership skills at a faster pace than if you were to individually pursue just your BSN first.
  • Courses will prepare you to apply classroom theory to real-world scenarios.
  • A popular career for those who hold this degree is Chief Nursing Officer, with high earning potential- the median salary for CNOs is over *$124,000 per year, and are eligible for additional incentives and bonus pay.
  • Additionally, upon graduation, you will be qualified to teach both nursing and business.

Program Curriculum

The RN-MSN/MBA is a 97-credit-hour, 54-month program. Featured courses include:

  • NUR344 Clinical Prevention/Population Health
  • MBA617 Leadership in Business
  • MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior

For a full course listing and descriptions, download a program brochure.

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