Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management MSN / Business Administration MBA

Major: Nursing and Business Administration
Degrees Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 82.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.0702
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-3013

About the Program

The Drexel Online dual MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management/ Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) program prepares nurses for a senior leadership role in a fast-changing, increasingly demanding healthcare environment. Designed for part-time attendance by working nurses, this program teaches graduates to solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflict, address legal/ethical issues, and operationalize the mission and goals of the health care delivery organization. Our flexible curriculum allows you to master the fundamentals of nursing leadership, all while maintaining your busy schedule and earning your degree on your own time. Drexel University’s world-renowned faculty will help you develop and utilize these skills immediately in the workplace.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program fully accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN/ACEN) or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN/CCNE)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Two Letters of Recommendations (Waived for a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • A current, unrestricted United States RN license

Degree Requirements

MSN Requirements
MSN Core Courses
NURS 500 [WI] Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
Major Courses
PROJ 501Introduction to Project Management3.0
NUPR 663Communication and Self-Awareness for Leadership4.5
NUPR 664The Economics and Business of Healthcare4.5
NUPR 665Managing Operations and Human Resources for Quality Outcomes of Care Delivery 4.5
Practicum Course
NURS 666Leadership in Health Systems Management Practicum ((6 Credits Shared))6.0
MSN Electives
MSN Electives (7.5 total, 6 credits of which are satisfied by MBA Electives) **1.5
MBA Requirements
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
BLAW 510Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making1.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
ORGB 511Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach3.0
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
MBA Free Electives (3 credits Satisfied by NURS 666 Practicum) *9.0
Concentration 6.0
Experiential Requirement (3 Credits Satisfied by NURS 666 Practicum)
Graduate Internship
International Business Seminar and Residency
Leading for Innovation
Business Consulting
Business Agility and IT
Negotiations for Leaders
Tax Experiential Learning
Total Credits82.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirement

A [WI], Writing Intensive, next to a graduate course in this catalog indicates that the graduate course is a writing intensive course. The graduate course is a required course in your curriculum.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year (Part-Time)
ACCT 5102.0FIN 6013.0MGMT 5302.0MGMT 5103.0
NURS 5003.0NURS 5023.0NURS 5443.0RSCH 5033.0
 5 6 5 6
Second Year (Part-Time)
MKTG 5102.0NUPR 6634.5NUPR 6644.5MBA Electives (Satisfies MSN Elective)6.0
RSCH 5043.0MBA Elective 3.0STAT 5102.0 
 5 7.5 6.5 6
Third Year (Part-Time)
ORGB 5113.0MGMT 5202.0POM 5102.0NUPR 6654.5
PROJ 5013.0MBA Concentration3.0MBA Concentration3.0 
 6 5 5 4.5
Fourth Year (Part-Time)
BLAW 5101.0MGMT 7702.0  
ECON 6013.0NURS 666 (Satisfies 3 Credits MBA Experiential and 3 Credits MBA Elective)6.0  
ORGB 5201.0   
MSN Elective1.5   
 6.5 8  
Total Credits 82
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