Joint Degree Program Nursing and Business (MS/MBA)
The School of Nursing, in collaboration with Columbia University School of Business, offers a combined 75 credit MS/MBA degree. This program allows full or part-time study. This graduate program is designed for students with an interest in management and nursing who intend to be both advanced clinical practitioners and professionally educated managers in a health care setting. Students must apply separately to, and be admitted by, both schools for the autumn term. In addition to satisfying the MBA requirements, students must complete fifteen business courses and be registered for 45 credits at the Business School. At the School of Nursing, students must register for and complete a minimum of 30 credits, depending on the area of clinical specialty. Overall, a minimum of 75 credits is required for completion of the joint degree. Students select a clinical specialty at the School of Nursing but need not choose a specific concentration at the Business School. Students are guided in the selection of courses to meet career goals and individual interests.
The School of Business admission requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited program, An undergraduate calculus course (A four-day refresher course, as well as a six-day course for those with a limited calculus background who feel that they need an extensive concentrated course, are offered at the Business School in August.),Score of at least 550-700 on the GMAT (Applicants to the MS/MBA program should not take the GRE. Students considering admission for the autumn term should take the GMAT no later than the preceding January.),Computer proficiency.