Health Management, M.S.N./M.B.A.

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The Associate Dean for Academic Programs reviews the credentials of each applicant in collaboration with faculty from each specialty area. Exceptions to the requirements can be made on the recommendation of the faculty. The Associate Dean for Academic Programs forwards the admission recommendation to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education who makes the final decision.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in one of the 50 states or validated credentials by CGFNS for international students. Residents of North Carolina must hold unrestricted North Carolina licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
  • Minimum of one year full-time clinical nursing experience.
  • Satisfactory MAT/GRE score.
  • An inferential statistics course and health assessment course at the undergraduate level are required prerequisite courses.
  • A minimum of 3.2 GPA is required from the undergraduate nursing program.
  • A resume.
  • A personal statement of 400 words or less that comments on applicant’s nursing background and discusses future goals.
  • Three professional nursing references (mix of educational and professional sources).
  • An interview is required for selected applicants.
  • Nonresidential international students are required to participate in a telephone interview.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 62 credit hours

Computer Literacy

Upon entry to the M.S.N./M.B.A. in Health Management program, students should have a working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications in a PC environment. Familiarity with Excel is required.


ECO 250 Economic and Business Statistics I of pre-M.B.A. workshop in statistics is recommended to meet the program prerequisite for statistics.

Required Courses (62 credits)
NUR 540Financial Management in Healthcare3
NUR 607Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Negotiation3
NUR 609The Role of the Nurse Leader in Advanced Quality and Safety4
NUR 614Information Technology in Nursing Administration 3
NUR 620Law, Policy, and Economics of Healthcare3
NUR 641Leadership and Management Essentials in Healthcare: Theories and Roles4
NUR 644Organizational Leadership and Management4
NUR 645Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations4
NUR 646Nursing Leadership and Management Practicum4
NUR 715Research Methods in Nursing3
MBA 701Quantitative Analysis 3
MBA 702Financial and Managerial Accounting3
MBA 703Managerial Economics3
MBA 706Marketing Management3
MBA 707Financial Management3
MBA 708Operations for Competitive Advantage3
MBA 712Strategic Management3
MBA 717Innovation3
MBA 741Capstone Consulting Project3
Total Credit Hours62

Required Withdrawal

Please refer to the Required Withdrawal section listed in the M.S.N. requirements: