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

Prepare for top-level management jobs in healthcare with this powerful Dual MSN and MBA online program.

Apply by: 12/21/22
Start class: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Discover the dynamic, online Dual MSN and MBA program

Blend your healthcare expertise with a strong business background with the Lamar University Dual MSN and MBA online program. This unique program gives you a distinct advantage and a unique skill set for top-level executive positions in healthcare. Coursework for both programs is taken simultaneously—saving you both time and money.

This MSN MBA online program combines core business coursework, leadership and advanced healthcare policies to give you the expertise to lead and shape the future of healthcare. You will expand your nursing expertise, be able to find business solutions to complex healthcare issues, and set organizational policy and priorities in healthcare.

Core MBA coursework helps you understand the business side of healthcare. Coursework includes managerial accounting, financial and marketing management, and the ability to explore data relationships and trends to improve decision-making. MSN coursework covers healthcare technology for nurse administrators, nursing research, allocation of resources, and the ability to implement a project proposal and disseminate outcomes. There is no minimum work or clinical experience required for this program.

Career outcomes for the Online Dual MSN and MBA program include:

  • Medical or Health Services Manager
  • Director of Care Management
  • Director of Compliance
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Medical or Health Services Manager
  • Director of Care Management
  • Director of Compliance
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Clinical Nurse Manager

Total Tuition $25,681*
Duration As few as 36 months
Credit Hours 61

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and program certificates in nursing at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, are accredited through 2025 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit acenursing.org.

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Tuition

Earn dual degrees for less with our affordable tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing the Dual MSN and MBA online. Our tuition is affordable and can be paid by the course.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $25,681*
Per Credit Hour $421

Calendar

Find the start date that best fits your schedule

Our Dual MSN and MBA online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring I1/17/2312/21/221/3/231/9/233/7/23
Spring II3/8/232/15/232/22/232/27/235/2/23

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Apply Date 12/21/22
Class Starts 1/17/23

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Admissions

Find out the requirements for Dual MSN and MBA online program

The Dual Degree Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Current RN license
  • BSN degree
  • 3.0 GPA

  • College statistics required with Grade “C” or better (highly recommended to take statistics again if it has been more than five years)
  • Current RN license
  • Online application
    • Submit your application and a one-time $25 application fee online
  • BSN degree
    • BSN from an accredited university
  • 3.0 GPA
    • Cumulative of last 60 undergraduate hours

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

OR

Submit electronically to [email protected]

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

Courses

Take a look at the courses from our Dual MSN and MBA online program

The Lamar University Dual MSN and MBA online program consists of 61 credit hours, 37 for the MSN and 24 for the MBA.

37 credit hours required
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examine business principles important to nurse leaders such as financial and strategic management, communication and interprofessional collaboration, systems-based leadership skills, and professional ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to economic principles, allocation of resources, determination of output and prices, distribution and managerial economics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Apply midlevel change and systems theory for planning and organizing healthcare delivery through a preceptored experience.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Apply quality improvement models to work with human resources in a healthcare organization through a preceptored experience.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Develop knowledge and skills relevant to leadership in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse as a nurse administrator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use midlevel change and systems theory as the foundation for planning and organizing healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the mission, philosophy, strategic planning and organizational structures.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines technology as it applies to the role of Nurse Administrator. Students will explore current trends and issues in the application of concepts related to nursing informatics and healthcare technology in nursing practice.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use quality improvement models as the foundation for directing and controlling healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of human resources and budgeting processes.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students in this course will develop a proposal using research methods to investigate a problem. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310, MSNC 5311 with a minimum grade of C in each
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will allow students to implement a project proposal and disseminate outcomes. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310, MSNC 5311 & MSNC 5395
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examine theoretical foundations guiding advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Permission
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analyze research methods, focusing on formulating a practice-related research problem, searching the literature, research design, sampling, and evaluation of research instruments, data collection strategies and analysis of data. Students are expected to analyze and critique research literature for scientific merit, and to discuss the practical application of scientific findings for practice. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will analyze professional, social and workplace issues related to the advanced nursing role within the context of health care policy and a diverse health care system.
27 credit hours required
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of accounting data in decision making; cost analysis as applied in the development of budgets and standards; accounting as a tool for cost and pricing; case problems, using the microcomputer as a decision-making tool, which require students to interpret and discuss their analysis in the context of managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 5315 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course promotes tools for effective decision-making using a variety of techniques. Students learn to apply analytical methods to the processes of data collection, presentation, assessment and interpretation. The course emphasizes quantitative and statistical methods and includes topics such as correlation, regression analysis, data mining and model optimization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Historical interpretations and present provisions of regulations governing: labor and common law; state and federal statues; Fair Labor Standards Act; Worker's Compensation; Social Security liability; United States Department of Labor; social legislation and fair employment practices.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the financial policy of business firms along with the theory supporting that policy. Topics include capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and management of working capital, as well. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, FINC 5300 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the basic elements of employed performance, with analysis of the factors involved in employment, placement and personnel planning. This course blends theory and practice so the student may better understand the policies and procedures required for recruitment selection and personnel planning.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course for the MBA. Students are required to successfully complete this course to be eligible for graduation. The course assumes that the company success depends upon formulation of an astute "game plan" and the ability to implement and execute that game plan proficiently. The purpose of the class is to enable students to “think strategically,” consider the total enterprise, and to make long-term decisions in a global market environment. Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of course work and/or have approval of advisor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to business intelligence (BI), which is the user-centered process of exploring data, data relationships and trends, thereby helping to improve overall decision-making. Students will use a major enterprise software application for business intelligence, analytical reporting and Data Warehousing solutions. Application of data visualization software is also included.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study of specific marketing concepts and theories. Marketing strategies for the national and multinational firms are surveyed. Emphasis is placed on reading from current journals and other related publications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course prepares students to understand and apply the concepts related to the emerging trends in IT-enabled healthcare and to understand the role of analytics in healthcare and clinical decision-making. Students will learn to evaluate the effectiveness of various healthcare information systems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and preparation and uses of financial statements. Additional topics include Managerial Accounting and Cost Concepts, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs and Variance Analysis.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the financial management function in private business firms, with emphasis on major financial policy decision issues and the analytical techniques used to assist management in making those decisions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, ACCT 5315, ECON 5300 or undergraduate equivalent.

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