Dual Degree Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration

Fairfield's dual degree Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration program prepares nurses with the knowledge and experience required for executive leadership positions in healthcare organizations. This dual degree provides students with the ability to earn two master’s degrees at once, giving them the ability to compete for the growing employment demand in the healthcare field.

An advanced generalist degree, the program draws upon the expertise of faculty members from the nationally ranked Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies and Dolan School of Business. The versatile 62-credit dual degree will have students take courses across a variety of disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing management, pathophysiology, systems leadership, information technology, healthcare economics, and more.

MSN Courses
NURS 6521Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement3
NURS 7601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NURS 7602Healthcare Economics and Marketing3
NURS 7604Advanced Health Assessment4
NURS 7605Advanced Healthcare Policy3
NURS 7608Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice3
NURS 7614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
NURS 7620Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology3
NURS 7641Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 6951Master's Leadership Practicum4
MBA Courses
ACCT 5400Introduction to Accounting3
ACCT 6500Accounting Information for Decision-Making3
BUAN 5400Applied Business Statistics3
FNCE 5400Principles of Finance3
FNCE 6500Shareholder Value3
ISOM 5400Business Operations3
MGMT 6503Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
MGMT 6504Managing People for Competitive Advantage3
MKTG 5400Marketing Management3
MKTG 6500Customer Value3
Total Credits62
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCredits
ACCT 5400 Introduction to Accounting 3
FNCE 5400 Principles of Finance 3
MKTG 5400 Marketing Management 3
 Credits9
Fall
NURS 6521 Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement 3
NURS 7620 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 7604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
NURS 7608 Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice 3
 Credits7
Second Year
Summer
BUAN 5400 Applied Business Statistics 3
NURS 7641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
 Credits6
Fall
MGMT 6503 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
NURS 7614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
 Credits6
Spring
ACCT 6500 Accounting Information for Decision-Making 3
NURS 7601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Summer
ISOM 5400 Business Operations 3
NURS 7602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 3
NURS 7605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 3
 Credits9
Fall
MGMT 6504 Managing People for Competitive Advantage 3
MKTG 6500 Customer Value 3
 Credits6
Winter
FNCE 6500 Shareholder Value 3
 Credits3
Spring
NURS 6951 Master's Leadership Practicum 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits62