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Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration

Jan. 9, 2023

Next Start Date

20

Courses Required

$743/$820

Cost Per Credit Hour ($743 Nursing, $820 Business)

57

Total Credit Hours (28 Nursing, 29 Business)

Become a Nurse Leader

The School of Nursing and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics offer a dual master's degree to give students the skills and knowledge to serve as nurse leaders. This degree program is offered fully online. Graduates of the MSN/MBA program work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, nonprofit organizations and the public sector. The degree requires 57 credit hours for completion.

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Learning Formats

Online Courses


Start Date

January 9, 2023
August 16, 2023

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

John Chambers College of Business and Economics

and

WVU School of Nursing

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration

Program Details

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Leadership in nursing is needed at every level and across all settings in today’s complex healthcare environment. To prepare future nurse leaders, the WVU School of Nursing and the WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics offer a dual MSN/MBA degree program. The program, completed primarily online, is designed for nurses who want to pursue leadership positions in various hospital and healthcare settings. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of nursing leadership and critical problem-solving skills while identifying opportunities to make strategic decisions in healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to serve in leadership positions in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, nonprofit organizations and the public sector.

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Admission Requirements

You must hold a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 on all undergraduate work is required. You must hold a current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state. You must have completed 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 with a “C” or better.

Qualifications

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from a nationally accredited program.
  • Meet the following minimum qualifications: must have a minimum WVU institutional GPA of a 3.0, a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 from all college work ever attempted, and a minimum nursing GPA of a 3.0.
  • Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 and 3 credits of health assessment with a grade of C or better.
  • Have an active, unrestricted RN license in at least one state at the time of application.

To be considered, applicants will be required to meet all WVU admission requirements in addition to program-specific admission criteria.

Note: Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing or any other nursing program will not be readmitted or considered for admission to the program.


Admissions

How do I apply for the program?

Students must apply and be admitted to both programs concurrently in order to complete the MSN/MBA dual degree program.

Students enrolled in the program may begin in August or January of each year. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions schedule. The application deadline is July 1. All applicants must have completed two or more years professional, full-time work experience and received an undergraduate degree. There are no prerequisite courses; however, online, not-for-credit classes in Financial Accounting, Economics, and Statistical Concepts through Ivy Software are recommended for those who do not have a strong background in these disciplines.

Nurses with a bachelor’s degree can obtain a master's degree in nursing through the School of Nursing's MSN program. This program is designed for nurses who already have a bachelor's degree in nursing, two or more years of professional, full-time work experience, and who have an interest in leadership. It enables them to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Application Requirements for the MSN

  • BSN: You must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program.
  • GPA: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 on all undergraduate work is required.
  • RN license: You must hold a current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state.
  • Prerequisite Courses: You must have completed 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 with a “C” or better.
  • Online Applications: Complete the following applications:
  • Online WVU application
    • Select Masters for Admission Type
    • Select Nursing MSN for Intended Program
  • Supplemental MSN/Post-MSN application

Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing will not be readmitted to the program.

Application Requirements for the MBA

  • Online Application: Be sure to indicate Business Administration (Online MBA) when responding to “Intended Major.” Please select "Off Campus" as the primary delivery method. The application, along with the $60 application fee, should be submitted prior to the application deadline. All material should be sent to: Office of Graduate Admissions, P.0. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510 or submitted electronically with your application.
  • Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all prior academic work must be forwarded by your previous institution to West Virginia University, Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. Contact prior institutions as early as possible. If undergraduate work was completed at WVU, admissions will pull transcripts automatically.
  • Current Resume: Your resume should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace your entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations.
  • Statement of Purpose: Your statement of purpose should be a short essay in which you reflect on the contribution of the Online MBA degree to your future and the special characteristics that you would bring to the Online MBA program. We are interested in value-added experiences, both from the program to you and from you to the program.
  • One Letter of Reference: We recommend that your reference provide some information that is not found in the other materials being submitted. Topics with regards to your ability to work with others, your discipline and ambition, leadership potential, etc. should be addressed. If applicable, an Employers Commitment letter would also be beneficial. In particular, we'd like to know that your manager is aware of the program residency requirements and is in support of your efforts to complete your degree.
  • GMAT/GRE score (or waiver): You should have test scores submitted from the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT) or from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The WVU GMAT code is C2S-6D-13 and the WVU GRE code is 5904. Early test taking is encouraged. If you have 5+ years of continuous full-time professional work experience or a terminal degree, you may request a GMAT waiver. To do so, the completed GMAT waiver request form must be uploaded as "Supplemental Information" on your online application. Once all application materials are received, you will be contacted for a phone interview regarding the GMAT waiver request.

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration requires 57 credit hours to complete. 28 nursing credit hours at $743 per credit hour and 29 business credit hours at $820 per credit hour.


Total Degree Cost

$44,584 – Residents and Non-Residents

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