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Dual Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) Program Online

As a nurse, you already embody the Benedictine tradition of selfless service and sensitivity for those who are ill. Earning your Dual MSN/MBA from Benedictine University will help you become a servant leader who can skillfully guide health care staff and entire organizations through inevitable but unpredictable changes.

How Does the Dual Degree Program Work?

Students in the dual degree program must be accepted into both degree programs. Students will complete one degree program and then begin courses for the second degree. Upon completion, you will earn two diplomas.

The program is completed in just 23 courses, as opposed to the 28 courses that would be required if you take each degree separately.

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90%
of Benedictine graduates were satisfied with their experience as an online student.
11-20 hours
Average time spent by online students per week on coursework.

Who Should Apply to the Dual MSN/MBA?

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The online dual MSN/MBA program is designed for nurse professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of advanced nursing practice and the critical thinking skills needed to solve problems, identify opportunities, and make dependable decisions within health care settings based on finance, economics, operations, marketing and management principles.

The program is ideal for those seeking to advance to administrative and leadership positions in health care facilities.

MSN MBA Dual MSN/MBA
2 years of school, 1 degree 1.5 years of school, 1 degree  3 years of school, 2 degrees
Learn skills specific to the nursing profession Master business management skills Acquire both nursing and business management skills
Fully online program Fully online program Fully online program
12 courses 16 courses  23 courses

What Does the MSN/MBA Have to Offer?

In the Dual MSN/MBA program, you will learn to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the integration of nursing and the related sciences required to analyze, design, implement and evaluate outcomes of nursing care in diverse populations.
  • Use leadership and decision-making skills to ensure quality and safe care delivery to individuals, populations, or communities in a variety of health care delivery systems.
  • Apply research outcomes in the practice setting, implement best practices across health care environments and communicate results intended to improve clinical practice.
  • Advocate for policies that improve both health outcomes for patients as well as the quality of the overall health care system.
  • Identify and analyze the elements of health system financial statements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts and analytic tools used in business.
  • Demonstrate the use of cost accounting concepts.
  • Identify assessment models for measuring and improving productivity and operational performance.

Why Choose the Dual MSN/MBA Online Program?

Pursuing an online dual master’s degree in nursing and business offers many benefits, including:

  • Earn two master’s degrees in less time and fewer courses than you would taking both programs separately – a savings of $14,300 and 10 months.
  • Fulfill the academic requirements necessary to sit for the Nurse Executive (NE-BC) or Nurse Executive - Advanced (NEA-BC) certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) or Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) examination offered by the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
  • Complete the program entirely online – no residency requirement, no need to visit campus, and no scheduled online class times.

Save more than $12,000 and 10 months when you combine your MSN and MBA studies instead of earning each degree separately.

Find out more about what you can do with Benedictine's online dual MSN/MBA degree: Request more information or call us today at 1-866-295-3104 to speak to an Program Manager.