MBA/MSN Degree (Health Services)

The MS/MBA option allows you to complete a Master of Science (MS) with a Health Services Leadership and Management speciality and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). It positions you to manage the business of healthcare as an administrator in a health care system and for senior management-level decision-making on financial, strategic planning, resource management, and governance issues.

Your business background prepares you to contribute to the development of new approaches to providing health care services. You might work in finance, marketing, or HR within a healthcare organization or serve as the director of operational services, a finance officer, a chief nursing officer, or a consultant.

Sample Schedule

Year Fall Spring

MBA Credit Requirement: 36
MS Credit Requirement: 32
Total Credit: 68

Dual Degree Policy

Students must apply to each institution for admission. The Smith School of Business and the School of Nursing use separate application processes for admission purposes. Students must meet the admissions requirements of both institutions. Furthermore, once admitted into the program, students will be subject to the rules and conditions of both institutions about acceptable academic performance, reasonable progress toward completion of the degree, and standards of ethical conduct.

MBA Admissions Requirements

MSN Admissions Requirements


Applications completed by: Will receive decisions by:
October 1, 2019 December 23, 2019
November 1, 2019 January 15, 2020
December 15, 2019 March 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 April 15, 2020
March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020


While in the MBA program all classes will be charged by the Robert H. Smith School tuition rates per credit hour. For more information on MBA tuition and fees please click here.