Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Business Administration (MSN/MBA)

Are you thinking about taking on a leadership role in a healthcare organization? Let us give you the tools you need to succeed.

The WVU School of Nursing and the WVU College of Business & Economics have created the first off-campus dual master's degree program to give you the skills and knowledge to serve as a nurse leader. Graduates of the MSN (Executive Focus) and MBA program can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, nonprofit organizations and public sectors.

This blended degree program (totaling 67 credit hours) is done predominately online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, and includes four, 3-4 day residencies to enhance experiential learning and understanding of the curriculum content. Students take courses from both the MSN and MBA program concurrently, allowing assimilation of advanced business management concepts into the nursing administration role.

  • Completion in eight (8) semesters of full-time study, including summer sessions
  • Graduates will be eligible to sit for Nurse Executive, Advanced certification (ANCC) or the Certification in Executive Nursing Practice (AONE) exams after having held a nursing administration position for at least two (2) years.
  • MSN Executive Focus major is offered only to students enrolled in the dual MSN/MBA degree program Combined MSN/MBA curriculum meets the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, the American Organization of Nurse Executive Competencies and the expectations of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

Students enrolled in the program will begin in August (July 1 application deadline). Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions schedule.

MSN/MBA Required Courses/Progression Plans

Download the MSN-MBA Overview.