Jacksonville University offers a joint-degree program in which qualified students may obtain both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This innovative program allows cross crediting of coursework.
This joint program is designed for nurses interested in executive-level management careers. Jacksonville University’s program offers broad exposure to advanced-level nursing knowledge in managing and planning health care services. Students enrolled in the joint MSN/MBA program complete graduate level core courses in nursing and business. Graduates are awarded a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master in Business Administration. If students complete the MSN requirements prior to the MBA requirements they will be issued a letter indicating the completion of the MSN. The degree is a joint degree and will be conferred at the completion of both programs.
Students who choose the joint MSN/MBA program will be required to apply to and be admitted into both the MSN and MBA programs. They will be required to complete 37 credits in the Davis College of Business Graduate Program in addition to the 18 credits of MSN core. Because the MSN curriculum includes graduate courses in Leadership and Information Technology, the MGT 550-Leading Organizations, MGT 600-Leadership Development Portfolio, and DSIM 518-Competing through Innovation and Information Technology will not be required of the MSN/MBA students.
The MSN/MBA program requires the following credit hours of Graduate Nursing and Business prerequisite courses before the student may enroll in higher-level MBA coursework:
Graduate Nursing & Business Prerequisites
||Essentials of Accounting
||Essentials of Quantitative Methods
||Essentials of Economics
||Essentials of Finance
||Legal & Ethical Environment of Business
||Strategic Human Resource Management
*May substitute two semesters of undergraduate Economics.
The MSN/MBA joint degree requires the following MBA coursework in addition to the prerequisite courses listed above:
||Financial Acct. for Managerial Control
||Analytical Methods for Decision-Making
||Optimizing Operations Management
||Optimizing Financial Performance
||Competing in the Global Economy
||Global Corporate Strategy I/II
||Strategic Marketing in a Digital Economy
||Total: 55 credit hours for joint MSN/MBA program