MS / MBA Nursing Program

School of Nursing

Northeastern University’s School of Nursing and Graduate School of Business Administration offer this program linking graduate-level management education with specific clinical and organizational issues relevant to nurse managers. The MS/MBA Program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to understand, shape, and respond to the dynamic forces at play in today’s health-care environment.

Applications and admissions to the MS/MBA Program are suspended until further notice

Sample Curriculum

To earn the degree, you must complete eleven courses in Nursing and twelve in Business Administration. These courses earn 64.5 semester hours of graduate work: 32 semester hours in Nursing Administration and 32.5 semester hours in Business. The Nursing curriculum integrates a two-semester practicum with the theory and knowledge base appropriate to advanced roles of the nurse manager; the Business courses cover the full complement of functional courses delivered in four years of part-time study, although you can take up to seven years to complete the program. All courses are offered late in the day or evening at the Boston campus. Classes are offered in 15-week semester blocks of time.

Required Courses and Semester Hours

Professional Core
NRSG 5118 Health Care Systems and Professional Role Development  3 SH
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology and Population Health   3 SH

Research Core
NRSG 7105 Translating Evidence into Practice   3 SH
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Practice Research Application  2SH

Administration Theory Courses
NRSG 6302 Health Policy & Law   3 SH
NRSG 6306 Health Informatics I   3 SH
NRSG 6301 Human Resources and Operations   3 SH
NRSG 6344 Healthcare Quality Improvement  3 SH
NRSG 6444 Health Care Systems and Quality Patient Care 3 SH

Administration Practicum Courses
NRSG 6510 Nursing Leadership Role Practicum I (112 Hours)   3 SH
NRSG 6520 Nursing Leadership Role Practicum II (112 Hours   3 SH
Total:  (224 hours) 6 SH

Business Theory Courses
ACCT  6272 Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis    2.25 SH
ACCT  6273 Identifying Strategic Implications in Accounting Data   2.25 SH
ENTR  6200 Enterprise Growth and Innovations    3 SH
FINA   6200 Value Creation through Financial Decision Making 3 SH
INTB   6200 Managing the Global Enterprise  3 SH
MECN  6200 Global Competition and Market Dominance  3 SH
STRT   6200 Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment  3 SH
MKTG  6200 Creating and Sustaining Customer Markets  3 SH
MGSC  6200 Information Analysis   3 SH
MGSC  6206 Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations 3 SH

Business Specialization I  3 SH
Business Specialization II  1 SH

Total Credits: 65.5

Curriculum subject to change

Contact Info
Laura Mylott

Laura Mylott
207G Robinson Hall
Tel: 617.373.3324

Admissions Requirements

Admission information should be submitted to the School of Nursing. Candidates for the MS/MBA must have:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a health-care organization before their practicum experience
  • Graduate Management Admission Test score
  • A completed application that includes a goal statement, three recommendations, and official educational transcripts indicating a minimum grade point average of 3.000 (B).

Experiential Learning

Because of Northeastern’s long experience and superb reputation in practice-oriented education, we are able to draw on a large array of affiliations, alumni, and professional connections to help place you in a health care setting that will enable you to reach your professional goals.

Practicum opportunities are available across all sectors of the health care system, including private, public, and nonprofit institutions and community programs. Some include:

  • Partner’s Integrated Delivery Systems
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Care Group
  • Boston Medical Center

  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Neighborhood Health Centers in Boston & Cambridge
  • Long-term care, hospice, and rehabilitation centers

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