Explore the Business of Healthcare as an MBA-MSN-L Graduate
The Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems degree program is for experienced nurses who have previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are looking to move their career in a new direction. This graduate program offers students cross-functional business management skills and leadership competencies within the field of nursing.
Students are guided through their development of advanced management skills within the healthcare field. Coursework reinforces respect of human dignity and allows students to work toward advancing the common good through healthcare. Previous skills in nursing are combined with new skills in business and management to give graduates the foundation for a new career direction in leadership or entrepreneurship.
Why Earn Your MBA-MSN-L Dual Degree at GCU?
GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers students industry-level nursing education. The MBA-MSN-L dual degree combines this nursing education with necessary business skills. Classes are convenient and fit into all lifestyles with both traditional, online and evening cohort classes available.
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The dual MBA-MSN-L degree addresses course topics such as leadership and management, accounting, economics, operations management, ethics in healthcare, and leadership and management theories.
- Examine healthcare policy while incorporating the perspective of skilled nurses with business theory
- Focus on the relevant ethical, legal and political factors of healthcare policy
- Perform relevant, industry-specific research
- Determine advocacy strategies for improving the access to and quality of healthcare for diverse populations
- Complete evidence-based practice projects in which students address a problem in their area of professional practice, propose a solution and design an evaluation
The Leadership in Health Care Systems Practicum also provides students with the opportunity to apply what they learned to a contemporary, nursing leadership-related practicum experience. This practicum encourages the application of deep nursing knowledge, along with advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Topics can range from quality/performance improvement or mentorship/coaching to interdisciplinary relationships or staff development.
Coursework in the MBA-MSN-L dual degree program emphasizes the importance of leadership and motivation within both the business and healthcare worlds. Students will model professional leadership behaviors to motivate and inspire employees within their chosen career paths.
What Can You Do with an MBA-MSN-L Dual Degree?
This dual degree prepares students for executive positions in healthcare that combine advanced business strategies and healthcare.
Potential careers include:
- Chief nursing officer
- Head of patient services
- Chief executive officer of healthcare-related organizations.
- Other positions integrating appropriate state, federal and global health policies into the design of equitable healthcare
- Working for or starting a healthcare company
Overall, by acquiring the necessary skill set, graduates can help make healthcare more accessible and recommend measures for improving safety. Professionals become advocates who strive to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare for varied populations.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.