Joint MSN/MBA Degree Master of Science in Nursing + Master of Business Administration

This joint-degree program qualifies students to obtain both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This innovative, joint degree program is designed for nurses interested in executive-level management careers and is conferred at the completion of both programs.

Students will be required to apply to and be admitted into both the MSN and MBA programs. They will be required to complete 42 credits in the Davis College of Business Graduate Program and 18 credits through the Keigwin School of Nursing MSN program for a total of 60 credits.

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The MSN/MBA program has rolling admissions where applicants can apply for entry into the fall, spring or summer semester. Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission;

  • Completed Online Application
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • All education obtained outside of the U.S. will require a course by course evaluation with grade point average calculation from a NACES member 
  • GRE score
    • The GRE has been temporary waived for students with a GPA above 3.0
    • Students graduating with a degree in in nursing from an CCNE/ACEN accredited BSN program who hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher are exempt from this requirement.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement
    • Essay summarizing your background, goals, and interests in attending JU.
  • Current Florida RN License
    • Out of state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida. International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be
      eligible for endorsement in Florida.
  • Students whose first language is not English, must also take the TOEFL Examination

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MSN Program Requirements

  • NUR 510: Nursing Theory & Research I (3)
  • NUR 512: Organization, Delivery, and Policy in Healthcare (3)
  • NUR 514: Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles (3)
  • NUR 516: Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare (3)
  • NUR 520: Nursing Research & Theory II (3)
  • NUR 551: Advanced Role Practicum (3)

Total MSN Credit Hours: 18 

MBA Program Requirements

Business Foundation Courses

  • ACCT 509 - Essentials/Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
  • DSIM 509 - Essentials/Fundamentals of Quantitative Methods (3)
  • ECON 509 - Essentials/Fundamentals of Economics (3)
  • FIN 509 - Essentials/Fundamentals of Finance (3)

MBA Requirements 

  • ACCT 522 - Accounting for Managerial Control (3)
  • DSIM 535 - Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making (3)
  • DSIM 577 - Managing Production and Service Operations (3)
  • ECON 520 - Economics of High Performance (3)
  • FIN 534 - Optimizing Financial Performance (3)
  • INB 555 - Competing in the Global Economy (3) 
  • MGT 566 - The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3)
  • MGT 610 - Strategic Human Resource Management (3) 
  • MKG 540 - Strategic Marketing in a Digital Economy (3)
  • MGT 545 - Global Corporate Strategy and Policy (3)

Total MBA Credit Hours: 42


This program is administered by the Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies. For inquiries into the online MSN/MBA dual-degree program, please contact Daniel Beulah at

To learn more about in-person MSN/MBA program information, contact:

MBA Contact

Ben Southern

Assistant Director of Admissions

MSN Contacts 

Stacie Butts

Assistant Director for Enrollment and Advising for Graduate Nursing

Hilary Morgan, PhD, CNM

Direct​or Graduate Nursing Programs