The joint program leading to both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in nursing (BSN) and is offered jointly by the School of Nursing and the Monte Ahuja College of Business. The joint program is administered by the School of Nursing.
The purpose of the program is to prepare nurses for careers in management and other leadership positions*. This unique program offers graduates advanced knowledge, competencies, and skills in nursing of populations (aggregates) and a foundation for their growth into competent business managers.
*In keeping with the rules and regulations of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, the program does not prepare nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists; graduates are not eligible to apply for a certificate of authority in the State of Ohio.
Students in the MSN/MBA program develop competencies in administration and management of different environments of health care. The graduate will have in-depth skills in demography, epidemiological assessment and data analysis, evaluation research, survey research, data projections, cost-benefit analysis, and the ability to apply nursing theory, business theory, ethics, cultural awareness, and political strategies to design, implement, manage, and evaluate health programs, departments, and facilities.
Applicants will be required to take the GMAT or GRE exam and submit results before being considered for admission.
Applicants should note that GMAT test registration forms and fees must be received by the Educational Testing Service at least three weeks before the testing day selected. The GMAT test is given continuously throughout the year. Information and applications may be obtained from the CSU Testing Center, RT 1237, (216) 687-2272. Alternatively, you may contact GMAT at 1-800-717-GMAT or visit their web site at http://www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT .
The MBA program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The graduate program in nursing is accredited by CCNE, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
A number of tuition grants and graduate assistantships are available to help qualified graduate students meet the costs of their education. Students seeking assistance should contact the Financial Aid Office at 216.687.3764 and/or the School of Nursing at 216.687.3598 for additional information.
School of Nursing scholarship information is available.
Monte Ahuja College of Business scholarships are also available for Fall & Spring semesters.
Students should begin the admissions process by scheduling an advising appointment with the Recruiter/Advisor at 216.687.3810 to plan your course of study.
Students applying to the MSN/MBA program apply to the College of Graduate Studies. Indicate on the application that your intended college is both “Business” and “School of Nursing”. They will be required to take the GMAT or GRE exam and submit results before being considered for admission. Applicants to the MSN/MBA program are not required to submit letters of recommendation.