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Nursing Administration and Leadership and Business, M.B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The Nursing Administration and Leadership and Business at California University of Pennsylvania enables working nurse professionals to gain a broad perspective on the business issues critical to medical settings. The MSN - MBA dual degree program is a 100% online professional graduate degree program that can be completed in 2½ years or less.   

About

The Nursing Administration and Leadership and Business at California University of Pennsylvania provides nurse leaders with business knowledge to support a wide range of positions, such as chief nurse officer or healthcare administrator, and to prepare those in healthcare-related entrepreneurial ventures.

The MSN- MBA dual degree program was developed for working nurse professional to examine the latest business issues relevant to healthcare and medical settings, and also to gain the highly desired MBA credential.  MSN - MBA courses include:

  • Financial Management in Nonprofit Healthcare Organizations.
  • Information Systems for Nurses in Healthcare Organizations.
  • Corporate Finance.
  • Nursing Organization and Leadership Theory

Graduate Outcomes

Cal U's MSN - MBA dual degree program enables nurse leaders to develop skills in business, leadership and more to thrive in today's complex healthcare environment. Students from around the nation and internationally can complete this dual degree program to enhance future career options. A sampling of employers in Pennsylvania and beyond who hire Cal U graduates includes:

  • Allegheny Health Network (AHN) hospitals.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals.
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (UPMC).
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
  • West Virginia University
  • Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals.
  • U.S. Navy, U.S. Army

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Nursing Administration and Leadership Role
  • Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Policy in Nursing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    54 or 60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    76

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the undergraduate nursing degree or in the last 60 credits completed (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited BSN program
  • Unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the applicant is employed in nursing
  • Current Resume indicating at least one year of experience working in nursing, preferably, nursing management
  • An essay to include career goals and objectives as well as a description of how the student plans to use the MSN degree

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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