Dual Degree M.B.A./Nursing M.S.N.

College of Business Administration
Business Administration Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2772
www.kent.edu/business


College of Nursing
Henderson Hall
330-672-7911
nursing@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/nursing

Description

The Master of Business Administration program seeks to prepare students for responsible leadership positions in public, private and nonprofit organizations. Regardless of undergraduate education, the candidates will find a challenging program designed to meet their specific backgrounds and needs. Several dual degree programs are possible. The Master of Business Administration also offers a dual degree program with the Master of Science in Nursing. The Dual Degree with the Master of Science in Nursing is designed for experienced nurses whose career goals include assuming middle or executive management positions in health services agencies or in health-related companies, or who are interested in starting their own business. It combines the strengths of advanced nursing preparation with the practical management knowledge needed to develop significant leadership capabilities.

The program is available on a full-time or part-time (online) option.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus
  • Online

Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

Admission Requirements

For the full-time options: Admission to the full-time Master of Business Administration program is in the fall semester only.

  • Official transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE
  • goal statement
  • two-to-three letters of recommendation
  • resume
  • TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE, if applicable

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Admission to the Master of Nursing Science degree:

  • An active, unrestricted registered nurse license in the state in which clinical coursework will be completed
  • A bachelor's and/or graduate degree from an accredited registered nursing program (an RN license with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field will be considered based on review of a portfolio submitted with the application)
  • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point scale (applicants with a lower GPA may be considered for conditional admission)
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course in the past five years with a minimum C grade
  • Résumé or vita
  • Admission essay (two-three pages) describing reasons for seeking the master's degree in the identified specialty and demonstrating clarity of professional goals
  • Three letters of reference from a health care professional or academic faculty who can speak to the applicant's professional and academic abilities
  • International applicants must show evidence of one of the following:
    • Minimum 83 internet TOEFL score
    • Minimum 560 paper-based TOEFL score
    • Minimum 78 MELAB score
    • Minimum 55 PTE score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MBA program will be able to:

  1. Use critical thinking skills to apply analytical models and concepts to make business decisions.
  2. Present business knowledge and decisions individually and as a team.
  3. Understand the ethical and legal implications of business decisions.
  4. Understand the impact of globalization on business decisions.

Graduates from the MSN degree program will be able to:

  1. Acquire educational eligibility to meet standards for advanced practice certification or other advanced professional distinction.
  2. Acquire competencies based on professional standards to assume advanced roles in nursing and for leadership and career advancement, including doctoral study.
  3. Communicate, integrate and apply advanced nursing knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based, culturally sensitive nursing care and promote quality outcomes in nursing and health care.
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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[NU-MSN-NURS-DMBN]

ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BAD 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
ECON 52086ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE 2-3
or ECON 62022 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
ECON 62021GLOBAL CONDITIONS AND MACROECONOMICS POLICY 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
MIS 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
MIS 64041OPERATIONS, SERVICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
MIS 64158LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL ASSESSMENT 2
MIS 64185BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
MIS 64270ORGANZATIONAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3
MIS 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
NURS 60010ADVANCED NURSING INFORMATICS 3
NURS 60014LEADERSHIP IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT 3
NURS 60020LEGAL AND REGULATORY MANAGEMENT FOR NURSE ADMINISTRATORS 3
NURS 60024HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR 3
NURS 60025HEALTH POLICY AND ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 60101THEORETICAL BASIS FOR NURSING PRACTICE I 3
NURS 60403METHODS OF INQUIRY 3
NURS 64002PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION FOR NURSE ADMINISTRATORS 3
NURS 64202NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT I SEMINAR 2
NURS 64292NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT I PRACTICUM 2
NURS 64302NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT II SEMINAR 2
NURS 64392NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT II PRACTICUM 2
Business elective3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:64