Jacksonville University offers a joint-degree program in which qualified students may obtain both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This innovative program allows cross crediting of coursework.

This joint program is designed for nurses interested in executive-level management careers. Jacksonville University’s program offers broad exposure to advanced-level nursing knowledge in managing and planning health care services. Students enrolled in the joint MSN/MBA program complete graduate level core courses in nursing and business. Graduates are awarded a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master in Business Administration. If students complete the MSN requirements prior to the MBA requirements they will be issued a letter indicating the completion of the MSN. The degree is a joint degree and will be conferred at the completion of both programs.

Students who choose the joint MSN/MBA program will be required to apply to and be admitted into both the MSN and MBA programs. They will be required to complete 25 credits in the Davis College of Business Graduate Program in addition to the MSN Administration curriculum. Because the MSN curriculum includes graduate courses in Leadership and Information Technology, the MGT 550-Leading Organizations, MGT 600-Leadership Development Portfolio, and DSIM 518-Competing through Innovation and Information Technology will not be required of the MSN/MBA students.

The MSN/MBA program requires the following credit hours of Graduate Nursing and Business prerequisite courses before the student may enroll in higher-level MBA coursework:

Graduate Nursing & Business Prerequisites

Code Course Credits
ACCT 500 Essentials of Accounting 2
DSIM 500 Essentials of Quantitative Methods 2
ECON 500* Essentials of Economics 2
FIN 500 Essentials of Finance 2
MGT 566 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3
MGT 610 Strategic Human Resource Managment 3
NUR 506 Nursing Leadership & Health Policy 3
NUR 528 Managment of Information Technology 3
Total: 20

*May substitute two semesters of undergraduate Economics.

The MSN/MBA joint degree requires the following MBA coursework in addition to the prerequisite courses listed above:

MBA Courses

Code Course Credits
ACCT 522 Financial Acct. for Managerial Control 3
DSIM 530 Analytical Methods for Decision-Making 2
DSIM 570 Optimizing Operations Managment 2
ECON 520 Managerial Economics 3
FIN 534 Optimizing Financial Performance 3
INB 555 Competing in the Global Economy 3
MGT 533/554 Global Corporate Strategy I/II 2/2
MKG 540 Strategic Marketing in a Digital Economy 3
Total: 61​