RN-MSN/MBA

Program Overview

Nurses who hold a RN from an accredited nursing program may also earn their online master’s in nursing and online master’s in business administration with Spring Arbor University’s accredited RN-MSN/MBA dual-degree program that can take you from bedside to boardroom with the knowledge and skills you need to be an ethical leader in our complex healthcare system.

Choose from five RN-MSN/MBA dual-degree program concentrations.

  • Health Care Administration: learn how to address the complexities and trends in the healthcare industry by focusing on contemporary issues in health care administration, policy, economics, quality and strategy of healthcare management.
  • Human Resource Development: learn 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 of statistics for managers, and ethical leadership topics.
  • Organizational Consulting: learn to increase your organization’s effectiveness and efficiency and implement effective change initiatives with the strong foundation for understanding, predicting and influencing individual and group behavior you’ll gain in this concentration.
  • Strategic Leadership: broaden your knowledge and skills through strategic leadership, strategic planning and management coursework.

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Program Delivery

You complete the RN-MSN/MBA dual-degree program one course at a time and during the time it’s convenient for you. There is one 3-day practicum on campus in Michigan, as well as an optional International Business Summit in NYC, where you will spend four days attending and presenting program findings. Your practicum can be completed in your area.

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Careers & Outcomes

As a student of this CCNE-accredited RN-MSN/MBA dual-degree program, you’ll learn the skills it takes to run complex healthcare institutions. 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. Upon graduating you’ll be prepared to oversee clinical operations, expand services and establish policies and procedures that ensure the best patient care possible.

A popular career for those who hold this degree is chief nursing officer. CNOs are responsible for ensuring that patient-care, clinical and staffing standards are met. Chief Nursing Officers with an RN-MSN/MBA earn, on average, $111,418 per year and are eligible for additional incentives and bonus pay. Additionally, upon graduation you will be qualified to teach both nursing and business.

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Admissions & Tuition Information

Admissions Requirements

  • Associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • A 3.0 GPA calculated from the most recent 60 academic credits
  • An unrestricted, unencumbered, current nursing license from the state of employment; license must be kept current throughout the program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A two-page goal statement that explains your rationale for pursuing a graduate nursing degree
  • Completed application

Fill out the form on this page to download a program brochure; or, use our easy online scheduling tool to book an appointment with an admissions advisor now.

Cost & Financial Aid

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is $565 per credit hour and the Master’s of Science in Nursing is $665 per credit hour. MBA is $690 per credit hour. Financial aid is available for nurses who qualify. Visit our financial aid page for more information.

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Program Curriculum

All students in the RN-MSN program complete the core course requirements with students from various practice backgrounds along with integration of the three area concentrations in an interactive learning environment. Core courses are taken sequentially. The Nursing Department reserves the right to change curriculum requirements based on professional or accreditation recommendations.

RN-MSN/MBA Curriculum:

Nursing Core Courses

  • NUR 318 Adult Development, Life Planning, and Research Writing (3)
  • NUR 321 Professionalism/Professional Values (3)
  • NUR 341 Patient Centered Care I (3)
  • NUR 452 Evidence Based Practice I (broken up over 21 weeks) (3)
  • NUR 453 Evidence Based Practice II (broken up over 21 weeks) (3)
  • IDS 300 Biblical Perspectives (3)
  • NUR 442 Patient Centered Care II (3)
  • NUR 360 Information Management/Patient Care Technologies (3)
  • NUR 344 Clinical Prevention/Population Health (3)
  • NUR 434 Quality Leadership (3)
  • NUR 494 Senior Nursing Project (1)
  • IDS 400 Values: Personal and Social (3)
  • 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 Core Courses – 24 hours

  • MBA060 MBA Orientation (0)
  • MBA617 Leadership in Business (4)
  • MBA631 Accounting for Managers (4)
  • MBA622 Statistics for Business Managers (4)
  • MBA661 Marketing for Managers (4)
  • MBA607 International Business (NYC trip) (4) or
  • MBA607A International Business (no trip) (4)
  • MBA688 MBA Capstone Study (4)

MBA Concentration Courses – 12 hours

Healthcare Administration Concentration

  • MBA641 Trends in Healthcare Administration & Management (4)
  • MBA642 Managerial Finance in Healthcare (4)
  • MBA643 Managing Quality in Healthcare (4)

Human Resource Development Concentration

  • MBA647 Workplace Learning and Professional Development (4)
  • MBA648 Human Resource Development (4)
  • MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4)

Management Concentration

  • MBA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4)
  • MBA648 Human Resource Development (4)
  • MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4)

Organizational Consulting Concentration

  • MBA647 Workplace Learning and Professional Development (4)
  • MBA657 Strategic Leadership (4)
  • MBA658 Organizational Consulting (4)

Strategic Leadership Concentration

  • MBA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4)
  • MBA657 Strategic Leadership (4)
  • MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4)

Course Descriptions

NUR 318 Adult Development, Life Planning, and Research Writing

In this first course, the student will explore elements of his or her personal and professional life journey and how this affects readiness for returning to college as a working adult. This exploration includes examining the student’s learning style and personality preferences as well as reflecting on major life tasks and identification of key tasks yet to be accomplished. In addition, the student will begin to understand the unique challenges that an adult faces when returning to school and the importance of time management. Integrated writing assignments will assist the student in developing practical skills such as using online library services; assessing writing, grammar, and mechanics; and beginning to master APA formatting and style along with the necessary critical thinking and writing skills essential to the successful college experience. The student will begin to develop his or her electronic portfolio.

NUR 321  Professionalism/Professional Values

This course further develops and strengthens core professional values by emphasizing the pursuit of practice excellence.  The ANA Standards & Scope of Nursing Practice and Ethical Code for Nurses are examined as well as professional associations and practice regulating bodies. The course explores the role of nursing theory to guide practice.  The formal literature review process and the value of evidenced-based practice (EBP) are introduced.  E-portfolios are introduced as a method of documenting academic progress and professional development.  The course provides foundational professional concepts in legal, ethical, and patient-centered care in preparation for future courses across the educational continuum and roles in advanced practice nursing.

NUR 341 Patient Centered Care I                     

This course has a gerontology focus that utilizes the principles and techniques of holistic nursing assessment and care planning guided by evidence-based interventions and nursing theory.  How an aging population affects the health care system and nursing practice are explored.  Nursing assessment incorporates review of systems, health promotion, preventative care need, and palliative care planning.

NUR 452 Evidence Based Practice I

Three (1) credit components will be taken concurrently with carousel courses.These one-credit component/modules are designed to guide the baccalaureate student to identify practice issues, appraise and integrate evidence, and evaluate outcomes.  The e-portfolio is used as a tool to document competencies, track academic progression through the six EBP components, and document academic preparation as students navigate the Capstone project.

  1. The student will learn the value of evidence-based practice (EBP), the use of EBP to support quality and safety measures in practice, and models for applying evidence to clinical practice. The concept of the Senior Project is introduced. Student’s identify educational need in practice or a patient safety issue and then search the databases to begin a literature review to gather evidence to support that issue for their Senior Project. Students learn the basic steps of the Excel spreadsheet to document their ongoing literature review.
  2. The student is introduced to the basic elements and concepts of statistics and the use of statistical data in nursing research studies.  The student’s continue to define their chosen practice or educational topic for the Senior Project and continue the literature review.  Excel instruction progresses during this component to build on the skills obtained in the first component.
  3. The student learns the value of research, implications for practice, and the steps of the research process. Ethical issues and the advocacy role of the nurse in protecting the rights of human subjects are recognized.  Students learn how bias can influence the design and the implications are explored. The course stimulates critical thinking through locating, evaluating, and critiquing research studies and provides the opportunity to develop a practicum proposal based on scientific research and evidence-based practice. The literature review process continues throughout the course with a written proposal for the Senior Project submitted at the end of Component 452.c.

NUR 453 Evidence Based Practice II

Three (1) credit components will be taken concurrently with carousel courses.

  1. After reviewing the basic elements and concepts of the research process including levels of measurement, measurement tools, data presentation and descriptive statistics.
  2. Students learn to use Excel for statistical equations in preparation for the utilization of nursing research and using data to make evidence-based changes in practice.  Integration of the most widely used statistical methods and the use of Excel promotes deeper understanding within the context of health care research and evidence based nursing practice.
  3. Additional concepts of statistical analysis and major epidemiological study designs are explored.  Statistical concepts are applied to evidence based nursing practice.

IDS 300 Biblical Perspectives   

As a Christian liberal arts university, Spring Arbor University is committed to nurturing an appreciation for the resources of the Scriptures for creative personal faith and human life in the modern world. This course is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the literature and history of the Bible and integration of faith, living, and learning.

NUR 442 Patient Centered Care II

Evidence-based health techniques for disease prevention, health promotion, and self-management of chronic conditions are investigated.  Younger adult assessment and health history interview techniques are explored.  The assessment findings are used to formulate a holistic, culturally sensitive health promotion plan and apply a theorist as a basis for care. The course focuses on effective communication in facilitating client movement toward health and wellness.

NUR 360 Information Management/Patient Care Technologies   

This course emphasizes the use of technology and information systems for clinical decision-making. Students learn the skills necessary to use information management and patient care technologies to deliver safe and effective care. The course explores quality improvement- information systems that monitor patient outcomes and required regulatory reporting.  Ethical and legal issues related to the use of IT, including copyright, privacy, and confidentiality issues are investigated.

IDS 400 Values: Personal and Social

This is a capstone course in which the student formulates a philosophy of life providing the base for such concerns as professional ethics, accountability in government and nursing practice, respect for human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in our contemporary world.   Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of issues and classroom discussion.

NUR 344 Clinical Prevention/ Population Health  

The course discusses theory and concepts of community/public/global health including health care systems in transition, health policy, and epidemiology.  The Public Health/Community Health Nurse’s (PH/CHN) role as partner with the community in health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and population health are applied to patient scenarios.  Students utilize teaching, learning, and behavioral change theories and concepts do plan care.

NUR 434 Quality Leadership

This course focuses on the professional nurse’s role in applying the principles of leadership and management to navigate systems in healthcare organizations across the continuum of care. The course explores the nurse leader’s role in quality and safety, the regulatory environment, policy, and advocacy for EBP. The course provides opportunities to improve critical reasoning, interdisciplinary communication techniques, and conflict resolution.  Change management and conflict resolution theories are utilized in practice situations.

NUR 494 Senior Nursing Project

This course provides the student with the practical experience of applying and integrating the concepts and theories learned so far in the program to a setting (community or clinical).  Students assess and identify a patient safety or care process problem, a practice discrepancy, or an educational need supported by research through a comprehensive literature review. Using the nursing process, student’s design and implement their project and the BSN portion of the program culminates with a project presentation to faculty, peers, and interested parties.

NUR 510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making (3)

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 (3)

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 (3)

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 (3)

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 (3)

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 (3)

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) (3)

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 healthcare 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 (3)

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 (3)

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.

Curriculum Course Descriptions

MBA Core Courses

MBA060 MBA Orientation (0)

Introduces students to Spring Arbor University and the Gainey School of Business MBA program. Familiarizes students with the Blackboard learning management system that supports learning through electronic access to learning materials from virtually anywhere, connects the learning community, and promotes collaboration. Students practice using Blackboard tools, interact with peers, monitor course progress and grades, and obtain feedback from an instructor through Blackboard. 

MBA617 Leadership in Business (4)

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 (4)

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 datadriven 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.

MBA622 Statistics for Business Managers (4)

Introduces students to data driven decision making using a statistical thinking framework. Emphasis placed upon the use of statistical data for identifying, understanding, interpreting, and solving business scenarios and issues. Develops skills necessary to identify business problems, collect data following appropriate protocols and methods, and analyze data using statistical techniques.

MBA661 Marketing for Managers (4)

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.

MBA607 International Business (including NYC trip) (4)

Introduces key aspects of contemporary international business management and implications of international business on organizational strategy, structure, and function. Coverage includes ethics in business, country differences, trade and investments, global monetary systems, and competition in a global marketplace. Topics include Poverty Cure, human rights, global human resource development, conference environment papers, and group presentations. As a part of the MBA607 courses, students attend an International Business Summit as part of a four-day trip to New York City. The university covers the costs of accommodations (i.e., hotel, food) to participate in the summit. Students are responsible for travel arrangements and expenses.

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MBA607A International Business (no NYC trip option) (4)

Introduces key aspects of contemporary international business management and implications of international business on organizational strategy, structure, and function. Coverage includes ethics in business, country differences, trade and investments, global monetary systems, and competition in a global marketplace. Topics include Poverty Cure, human rights, global human resource development, and conference environment individual presentations, peer reviews, and critiques.

MBA688 MBA Capstone Study (4)

The MBA capstone experience emphasizes the integration and application of acquired knowledge and skills from the MBA core and concentration curriculum. Focuses on the identification of a group/work unit/team or organizational level issue, problem, or opportunity, as well as the proposed solution to improve organizational performance. Students will conduct an organizational assessment, review of the literature, explain the issues using appropriate concepts and theories, create a proposal to address the problem, and develop a final business consultancy report and presentation. The student works with a real organization/client, and the client provides an assessment of the students performance and contribution to the organization.

MBA Concentration Courses – Delivered Entirely Online

Students in the hybrid learning and the e-learning MBA will take the concentration courses in the entirely online format.

Healthcare Administration Concentration

Develops management knowledge and skills necessary for healthcare professionals and builds business acumen required for effective healthcare leadership. The concentration courses focus on the complexities and trends in the healthcare industry by focusing on contemporary issues in healthcare administration, policy, economics, quality, and strategy in healthcare management.

MBA641 Trends in Healthcare Administration & Management (4)

Addresses contemporary issues in the field of healthcare and the factors influencing the structure, delivery, and financing within health care systems. Examines the roles of various health care institutions and professional groups providing health services. Covers emerging trends that impact healthcare in the U.S. as well as the leadership challenges associated with healthcare administration. Special emphasis on making informed decision related to healthcare administration and management topics that concern modern healthcare administrators.

MBA642 Managerial Finance in Healthcare (4)

Examines the fundamentals of financial management in the healthcare sectors. Prepares nonfinancial healthcare professionals with skills necessary to manage and control costs while simultaneously investing resources in strategic opportunities. Focuses on the use of financial analysis techniques, financial reasoning, and financial tools for effective decision making and planning in a healthcare setting. Special emphasis on financial liquidity, solvency, and measuring efficiency of healthcare organizations using key ratio information.

MBA643 Managing Quality in Healthcare (4)

Identifies the principles of quality improvement necessary for creating a quality culture in healthcare. Examines tools and methods of 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. Special emphasis on methodology for improving quality in healthcare organizations, process improvement tools and measurement systems, Six Sigma, lean management techniques, and medical informatics.

Human Resource Development Concentration

Develops knowledge and skills necessary to leverage organizational human resources to improve individual performance and enhance organizational effectiveness. Strengthen skills in problem solving, strategic thinking, and critical analysis necessary for identifying and solving human related issues within an organization. Prepares students to promote employee and organizational growth through individual and organizational learning.

MBA647 Workplace Learning and Professional Development (4)

Explores the major issues relevant to workplace learning and development. Develop skills in needs analysis, learning and development methods, method selection, development plans, and assessment. Covers adult learning theory, knowledge, and development. Emphasizes principles of traditional and contemporary approaches to workplace learning and development in organizations. Special emphasis on the practical application of learning development methods and assessments to ascertain factors influencing effective workplace learning strategies.

MBA648 Human Resource Development (4)

Explores major issues of managing human resources. Develops skills in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. Covers principles of adult learning through designing practical applications in diverse work settings. Special emphasis on current topics in the field of human resource development, including the assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of HRD programs; personal, professional, and organizational development; and application of HRD in diverse contexts. Various types of training programs will be examined, including onboarding, skills and technical, performance management, employee wellness, career management, organization and management development, and diversity.

MGT651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4)

Introduction to 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. Explores principles of organizational behavior and management such as how people work, where they work, and how the workplace operates. Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning and importance of the management of organizational behavior.

Management Concentration

Develops skills necessary for effective traditional management in organizations. The concentration is designed for individuals interested in strengthening traditional business administration and management knowledge and skills.

MBA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4)

Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and management, and considers the vision, mission, and goals of the organization. Provides students with a framework for conducting strategic planning in the organizational environment. Examines the balanced scorecard approach to strategic planning and management for translating strategy to action. Special emphasis is placed upon the cyclical development of pertinent information necessary for strategic planning and management.

MBA648 Human Resource Development (4)

Explores major issues of managing human resources. Develops skills in assessing human resource needs for career development and organizational effectiveness. Covers principles of adult learning through designing practical applications in diverse work settings. Special emphasis on current topics in the field of human resource development, including the assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of HRD programs; personal, professional, and organizational development; and application of HRD in diverse contexts. Various types of training programs will be examined, including onboarding, skills and technical, performance management, employee wellness, career management, organization and management development, and diversity.

MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4)

Introduction to 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. Explores principles of organizational behavior and management such as how people work, where they work, and how the workplace operates. Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning and importance of the management of organizational behavior.

Organizational Consulting Concentration

Develops a strong foundation in assessing, researching, and finding possible solutions to personnel, group/team/work unit, and organizational problems. Develops requisite skills necessary for understanding, predicting, and influencing individual and group behavior in organizations as the foundation for leading effective organizational development and change initiatives. Organizational consultants apply behavioral science and organizational leadership principles in the work context to positively influence individuals, groups, and organizations.

MBA647 Workplace Learning and Professional Development (4)

Explores the major issues relevant to workplace learning and development. Develop skills in needs analysis, learning and development methods, method selection, development plans, and assessment. Covers adult learning theory, knowledge, and development. Emphasizes principles of traditional and contemporary approaches to workplace learning and development in organizations. Special emphasis on the practical application of learning development methods and assessments to ascertain factors influencing effective workplace learning strategies.

MBA657 Strategic Leadership (4)

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. Emphasizes the analysis of leader traits, skills, styles, and characteristics, and the influence on the strategic leadership of organizations.

MBA658 Organizational Consulting (4)

Examination of best consulting practices for internal and external change agents. In depth exploration and practice on contracting, assessment and diagnosis, data collection, feedback techniques, implementation of planned change initiatives, resistance to change, and other psychodynamics in the organization related to change. Emphasizes the collaborative consulting approach and the collaborative consulting cycle as well as change management models and effective change management consulting techniques.

Strategic Leadership Concentration

Prepared business professionals to predict and influence individual and group behavior through strategic leadership. The concentration is designed for organizational professionals already proficient in administrative management. Broadens knowledge and skills through strategic leadership, strategic planning, and advanced management focus.

MBA657 Strategic Leadership (4)

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. Emphasizes the analysis of leader traits, skills, styles, and characteristics and the influence on the strategic leadership of organizations.

MBA654 Strategic Planning & Management (4)

Introduces the concepts of strategic planning and management, and considers the vision, mission, and goals of the organization. Provides students with a framework for conducting strategic planning in the organizational environment. Examines the balanced scorecard approach to strategic planning and management for translating strategy to action. Special emphasis is placed upon the cyclical development of pertinent information necessary for strategic planning and management.

MBA651 Management of Organizational Behavior (4)

Introduction to 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. Explores principles of organizational behavior and management such as how people work, where they work, and how the workplace operates. Emphasizes the complexity of organizational functioning and importance of the management of organizational behavior.

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

PLEASE NOTE – PSY351 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences is also required FOR ALL MSN programs (if Student has not taken a comparable statistics course, this is required to be taken during the MSN program. The Student is notified of this upon acceptance into the program.)
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