Master of Science in Nursing with Master of Business Administration


Program of Study – 48 Credit Hours

The Joint MSN with MBA degree will include 48 hours of coursework taken from Nursing and Business; the 24 hours of MSN course work includes all MSN core courses and MSN Nursing Administration Foundation courses. The additional 24 hours are MBA courses taken from the School of Business. Candidates must apply separately to both the MSN and MBA programs and be accepted by both; however, the same WVWC Application for Graduate Admission will be utilized for both programs.  Students will not be accepted by the MBA program until they have submitted all application materials, including satisfactory scores on the GMAT exam.

Students may be accepted and begin the MSN Nursing Administration concentration program while completing MBA pre-requisite courses/submitting the GMAT examination scores.. Flexible learning options are available to assist students in meeting the pre-requisite coursework for the MBA program.

Pre-Requisites (undergraduate courses or demonstrated competency; flexible learning options are available)

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Undergraduate Health Assessment
  • Undergraduate Statistics
  • Completion of Graduate Management Assessment Test (GMAT)

MSN Courses (3 credit hours each) 24 hours in MSN

  • NURS 523 Human Diversity & Health Promotion of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NURS 530 Ethics of Healthcare
  • NURS 545 Management of Diverse Human Resources in Health Care & Nursing
  • NURS 546 Financial Management in Complex Health Systems
  • NURS 555 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • NURS 565 Advanced Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 570 Advanced Leadership and Health Policy in Complex Health Systems
  • NURS 575-6 Seminar (2 cr) and Practicum (1 cr) Transitioning into the Nurse   Administrator Role

MBA Courses (3 credit hours each) 24 hours in MBA

  • BUSI 630 Management Theory & Leadership in Organizations
  • BUSI  640 Marketing Management
  • BUSI  550 Quantitative Methods for Management
  • BUSI 560 Managerial Economics
  • BUSI 610 Management Accounting
  • BUSI 620 Financial Management & Policy
  • BUSI 700 Business Policy & Strategy (capstone with focus on Healthcare/Nursing Administration)
  • MBA Elective course