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MS in Nursing and MBA Dual Degree

Become the healthcare leader you want leading your hospital or healthcare organization. Earn your MS in nursing and your MBA with Eastern Mennonite’s dual degree program in values-based leadership and management.

  • Online study in MS in Nursing with 1.5 day residencies.
  • Hybrid (online and in person) MBA study on the Harrisonburg campus of EMU
  • Values-based leadership training
  • Two degrees with fewer credit hours than getting the degrees separately

The ability to partner with the collaborative MBA program in order to fulfill MBA courses fully online will be evaluated on a selective basis.

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Course Schedule

This is based on a full time, two courses per semester model.

Year 1
 Summer
  •  NURS 501 – Introduction to the Sacred Covenant Conceptual Framework
 Fall
  • NURS 510 – Historical, Philosophical, and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • OLS 510 – Leadership and Management for the Common Good
 Spring
  • NURS 515 – Health Care Delivery System
  • OLS 530 – Organizational Behavior
Year 2
 Summer
  • NURS 626 – Management in a Complex Healthcare Environment (May and June)
  • NURS 512 – Epidemiology and Informatics (late June to mid August)
 Fall
  • OLS 515 – Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • NURS 516 – Application of Legal & Ethical Issues for Health Care Leaders
 Spring
  • OLS 540 – Managerial Finance and Accounting I
  • NURS 629 – Instructional Methodologies for Nurse Leaders
Year 3
 Summer
  • MBA 560 – Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship (or elective)
  • MBA elective in lieu of MBA 560
 Fall
  • NURS 503 – Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation
  • MBA 640 – Managerial Finance and Accounting II
 Spring
  • OLS 610 – Strategic Marketing Management
  • MBA 630 – Managerial Economics
Year 4  
 Summer  
 Fall
  •  NURS 511 – Translational Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice (NOTE: NURS 511, 620, and 630 build on each other and are to be taken in sequentially in the final year of Nursing coursework)
  • MBA elective in lieu of MBA 560
Spring
  •   NURS 620 – Safety, Risk Reduction, and Quality Care
Final Summer
  • NURS 630 – Nursing Capstone
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