Joint MSN Programs

Nursing and business are both vast fields with plenty of opportunities for career growth. You can earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the same time in a joint or “dual” degree program. By pursuing both of these degrees simultaneously, you’re able to advance your career at a quicker rate.

An MSN-MBA joint degree typically takes between 2-3 years to complete, depending on the program and how much time you’re able to commit to your studies. To enroll in most MSN-MBA joint programs, you’ll need to have experience as a registered nurse (RN) with an active license. However, there are MSN-MBA joint bridge programs that are geared towards experienced nurses with a bachelor’s degree outside of the nursing field. This interdisciplinary degree program allows you to take classes in business communication, health systems management, leadership in healthcare, and business and healthcare law and policy.

No matter where you live or how busy you are, you can earn an MSN and MBA at the same time. The programs in this list are offered in both hybrid and traditional formats, with flexible scheduling, allowing you to work towards your degree on your timetable.

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University – Accredited By HLC

MBA and MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems: “The MBA & MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems dual degree at GCU is designed to prepare experienced nurses who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to develop cross-functional business management skills and leadership competencies in nursing. Students enrolled in this dual degree program can take courses to develop advanced management skills. The many topics explored in the MSN MBA dual degree online program include leadership and management, leadership theory and application, accounting, economics, operations management theoretical foundations for nursing roles and practice and ethics in a healthcare environment.” Click Here to request information about this program.

MBA and MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge): “GCU’s bridge program, MBA and MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems, is designed to provide an opportunity for experienced nurses who have earned a bachelor’s degree outside of nursing, but desire to advance to a master’s level degree within nursing. This MSN/MBA bridge program bridges the gap to allow you to attain your desired MSN degree. Throughout this MSN/MBA bridge program, you will critically survey foundations of advanced nursing practice and leadership. That means engaging in six graduate-level courses that build your mastery of evidence-based practices across professional dynamics, health assessment, applied statistics, nursing research methods, community and public health, and pathophysiology.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Benedictine University

Benedictine University – Accredited By HLC

MSN and MBA: “Earning your Dual MSN/MBA from Benedictine University will help you become a servant leader who can skillfully guide health care staff and entire organizations through inevitable but unpredictable changes. In the Dual MSN/MBA program, you will learn to demonstrate competence in the integration of nursing and the related sciences required to analyze, design, implement and evaluate outcomes of nursing care in diverse populations. You’ll also use leadership and decision-making skills to ensure quality and safe care delivery to individuals, populations, or communities in a variety of health care delivery systems.” Click Here to request information about this program.