Nursing and Business Administration (MS/MBA)

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Business (MS/MBA) Option

This specialty is offered in conjunction with the University of Baltimore Robert G. Merrick School of Business and the University of Maryland, College Park Smith School of Business. The MS/MBA option prepares administrators with a unique blend of advanced nursing and business management expertise, that enables them to analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate innovative and creative responses to health care marketplace needs. Graduates are prepared for senior management level decision-making on financial, strategic planning, resource management, and governance issues. The MS/MBA program involves 66-72 credits of required coursework and can be completed in two years of rigorous full-time, year-round study. Part-time study over a maximum of seven years is also possible. Graduates are awarded an MS from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and an MBA from the University of Baltimore Robert G. Merrick School of Business or the University of Maryland, College Park Smith School of Business.

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University of Baltimore
Contact: Ray Frederick
rfrederick@ubalt.edu

University of Maryland, College Park
Contact: Dustin Hodgson
dhodgson@rhsmith.umd.edu

For Students Enrolled Fall 2014 or Later

MS/MBA in conjunction with the University of Maryland, College Park
OR
MS/MBA in conjunction with the University of Baltimore

First Semester
Course Title Credits
NRSG 780 Health Promotion and Population Health 3
NRSG 782 Health Systems & Health Policy: Leadership & Quality Improvement 3
NRSG 790 Application of Science for Evidence-based Practice 3
NRSG 795 Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice 3
  Total 12
Second Semester
Course Title Credits
NURS 691 Organizational Theories: Applications to Health Service Management 3
NURS 692 Administration of Nursing and Health Care Services 3
NURS 736 Technology Solutions for Generating Knowledge in Health Care 3
NURS XXX Elective 3
  Total 12
Third Semester
Course Title Credits
NURS XXX Elective 3
XXXX Business Course (taken at selected School of Business)* 3
XXXX Business Course (taken at selected School of Business)* 3
  Total 9
Fourth Semester 
Course Title Credits
NURS 695 Practicum in Health Services, Leadership, and Management 5
  Total 5
Credits from MS portion of the dual program 32
Credits from MBA portion of the program** 36
Total Credits 68

*Shared credits between UMSON and School of Business
**Following completion of MS, students will continue with completion of MBA program to complete the dual degree.

Faculty

Lyn Stankiewicz Murphy, PhD, MBA, RN, specialty director and associate professor

Linda Costa, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, assistant professor
Linda Diaconis, PhD, assistant professor
Linda J. Hickman, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE, assistant professor
Nancy B. Lerner, DNP, RN, CDONA, assistant professor
Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor