Joint Degree in Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)
Program Description
Graduates of this joint degree program between the College of Nursing and the College of Business Administration receive both the MSN and MBA degrees. The curriculum prepares nurse leaders with a unique blend of nursing, administration, and leadership skills. Admission to the program is selective and requires that the applicant meet the standard admission criteria of the CON, CBA, and the Graduate School.

Curriculum

College of Nursing Requirements
24 Credits
BIO 590 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
3 cr
NUR 605 Advanced Health Assessment
3 cr
NUR 606 Pharmacological Principles for Advanced Practice Nursing
3 cr
NUR 612 Foundational Concepts for Advanced Practice Nursing
3 cr
NUR 662 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing
3 cr
NUR 670 Research Methods in Advanced Practice Nursing
3 cr
NUR 701
Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
3 cr
Graduate Nursing Elective
3 cr
College of Business Requirements-MBA Foundation Courses 14 Credits
Note: These courses may be waived if a student has completed an equivalent undergraduate management course with appropriate performance or has completed the Management Certificate for Nursing.
MBA 501 Foundations in Economics
2 cr
MBA 504 Business Law
2 cr
MBA 510 Financial Accounting
2 cr
MBA 520 Financial Management
2 cr
MBA 530 Marketing Management
2 cr
MBA 540
Managerial Statistics
2 cr
MBA 550 Psychological Foundations of Management
2 cr
MBA Core Courses 30 Credits
MBA 601 Business, Society, & the Natural Environment
2 cr
MBA 602 Managing Technology & Innovation
1 cr
MBA 603 Business & the Natural Environment
1 cr
MBA 604 Contemporary Legal Issues
2 cr
MBA 610 Accounting Information for Decision Analysis
2 cr
MBA 620 Financial Analysis
2 cr
MBA 630 The Customer Challenge
2 cr
MBA 640 Quantitative Business Analysis
2 cr
MBA 642 Operations Management
2 cr
MBA 645 Information Systems & Information Technology
2 cr
MBA 650 Creating High Performance Organizations
2 cr
MBA 651 Leadership & Team Development
2 cr
MBA 652 Developing People
2 cr
MBA 670 Strategic Thinking & Action for a Changing World 
2 cr
Electives
4 cr

Criteria for Admission
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, which include:

  • A BSN degree with a 3.0 GPA from an accredited nursing education program;
  • Evidence of having completed an undergraduate research course and statistics course.
  • Evidence of an Indiana registered nursing license.

International applicants must also have:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (paper version), 230 (computer-based), or Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) score of at least 80; minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6; CET score of 6, or an INTERLINK Language Center Level 5, or the equivalent for non-native English speakers;
  • Satisfactory completion of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) examination or evidence of a National Council Licensure examination (NCLEX) License.

As part of the application process, students must provide:

For more information about the MSN / MBA program
To learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing program, visit the College of Nursing website at http://www.valpo.edu/nursing/.

To learn more about the Master of Business Administration program, visit the Master of Business Administration website.

Interested students should request an information packet from The Graduate School through our website or by e-mailing Graduate.School@valpo.edu.

Click here to apply online. 

Accreditations
Valparaiso University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Valparaiso University College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB).