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The online Dual Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) program is designed for nurse professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of advanced nursing practice and the critical business skills needed to lead an organization. In this program you will enhance your ability to solve problems, identify opportunities and make decisions in a variety of health care settings by applying business concepts in finance, economics, operations, marketing and management.

  • Earn two masters degrees in less time and fewer courses than you would taking both separately - a savings of $13,640 and 10 months
  • Fulfill the academic requirements necessary to sit for the Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC) exam
  • Complete the program entirely online - no requirement to travel to the US

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 aggregate outcomes of nursing care in diverse populations.
  • Apply leadership skills and decision-making in the provision of quality and safe care delivery to individuals, populations or communities across healthcare delivery systems.
  • Apply research outcomes in the practice setting, resolve practice outcomes across healthcare environments, and communicate results intended to advance clinical practice.
  • Advocate for policies that lead to improved health outcomes for populations and improvement of the quality of the healthcare 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 and methods for measuring and improving productivity and operational performance.

MSN Foundation Courses

  • NRHL 501 Health Promotion and Interprofessional Collaboration
  • NRHL 502 Ethical and Culturally Competent Health Care Professional
  • NRHL 503 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Research and Process Improvement
  • NRHL 504 Health Care Informatics and Emergent Technologies
  • NRHL 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy
  • NRHL 506 Quality Improvement and Safety in Health Care Systems

Nurse Executive Leader Concentration Courses

  • NRHL 620 Building Effective Communication and Relationships
  • NRHL 622 Professionalism and Executive Career Development
  • NRHL 624 Advanced Knowledge of Health Care Systems
  • NRHL 626 Nursing Leadership and Systems Thinking
  • NRHL 628 Financial Management and Resource Allocation in Health Care Systems
  • NRHL 635 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone Project

MBA Courses

  • MBA 541 Analytical Tools for Management Decisions
  • MBA 510 Economics
  • MBA 500 Financial Accounting
  • MBA 539 International Business
  • MBA 611 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 651 Financial Management
  • MBA 661 Marketing Management
  • MBA 630 Operations Management
  • MBA 683 Project Management
  • MBA 671 Strategic Management
  • MBA 581 Team Building

Start Dates

  • 1/5/2015
  • 4/27/2015
  • 8/24/2015

Why Benedictine Online?

  • No VISA Requirements: Benedictine offers online programs allowing you to earn a United States education in the comfort of your home.
  • Respected: Our online students earn the same respected credential as students who attend on campus.
  • Recognized: Named the Fastest Growing University in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked among America’s Top Colleges by Forbes Magazine.
  • Affordable: Benedictine University Online offers affordable tuition and scholarship opportunities.
  • Small Class Size: Benedictine University's online programs offer small class sizes and the personal attention expected of a top-tier, private university.
  • Convenience: Access your coursework anywhere via convenient, online courses supported by outstanding 24x7 technical support.
  • Highly Interactive: Interact fully with your professors and other students in our unique virtual-classroom setting.
  • Global Networking: We have students and graduates from all 50 states and over 17 countries.
  • Accredited: Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the Master of Science in Nursing program holds accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

University requirements

Program requirements

Students must have an undergraduate degree from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency for nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.Must be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in the United StatesInternational students must complete evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or Educational Perspectives to assess prior learning in other countries as it compares to U.S. education. All international students must demonstrate they have met the English proficiency requirements for the degree program to which they are applying. Students applying to graduate programs must meet one of the following requirements: TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550TOEFL Internet Based Test: 78IELTS Exam: 6.0 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 78


Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the Master of Science in Nursing program holds accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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