MBA in Nursing Administration

MBA in Nursing Administration 100% Online Graduate Degree Program

About Nursing Administration

Develop strong business skills to be a nurse leader in healthcare.

The MBA with a concentration in nursing administration and leadership at California University of Pennsylvania offers a broad perspective on business issues critical to medical settings that benefit working nurse professionals.

The MBA degree program is a 100% online professional graduate degree program that can be completed in 2.5 years or less.

Sharpen business acumen for career advancement. 

In the MBA program, nurse professionals develop business knowledge that can support a wide range of positions, such as chief nurse officer or healthcare administrator, or healthcare entrepreneur.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: MBA IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION

Valued credential
This online MBA in nursing administration is the first of its kind in western Pennsylvania, enabling nurse professionals to focus on critical business issues in medical settings while earning a highly desired MBA credential. Cal U MSN alumni, or graduates from other schools' MSN or DNP programs in nursing administration,  can complete the MBA with an additional 24 credits. If needed, there are several options for completing two additional foundation courses (6 credits).

Job-ready
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for healthcare leadership positions, including chief nursing officer positions, is expected to increase by 22% through 2018. Nurse professionals gain a competitive edge for CNO and other leadership roles by earning an advanced degree that enhances their knowledge of administrative practices, management, accounting, budgetary analysis and more.

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Cal U is ranked #2 in the 2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Nursing Programs list created by OnlineU.
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Cal U MSN alumni can earn an MBA degree in 24 credit hours; if alumni haven't completed the two required foundation courses, an additional six credits will be needed.
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Degree Benefits

The MBA degree program with a concentration in nursing administration was developed for working nurse professionals to examine the latest business issues relevant to healthcare and medical settings, and gain the valued MBA credential. Courses that focus on business include:

  • Corporate Finance.
  • Strategic Management.
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Graduate Outcomes

Cal U's MBA degree program enables nurse leaders to develop skills in business, leadership and more to thrive in today's complex healthcare environment. Students from around the nation and internationally can complete this degree program to enhance future career options. A sampling of employers in Pennsylvania and beyond who hire Cal U graduates includes:

  • Allegheny Health Network (AHN) hospitals.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals.
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (UPMC).
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
  • West Virginia University Hospital.
  • Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals.
  • U.S. Navy, U.S. Army.
 

 

MBA in Nursing Administration

 

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Why an MBA?

According to GraduateNursingEDU.org, nurse administrators are often responsible for large-scale policy planning, staff management, financial resource management and business management, in addition to their core responsibilities of coordinating and supervising the delivery of healthcare. An advanced degree such as an MBA in nursing or an MSN-MBA degree is the most widely accepted route to a career in nursing leadership.

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Dual Degree

Another Cal U program option for nurse professionals is the MSN-MBA dual degree. Students who have done required MBA foundation courses can complete the dual degree with only 54 credits instead of the 66 credits required if the MSN and MBA programs were completed separately.

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Certification Eligibility

In addition to earning a valued MBA credential, MSN degree students also are prepared to take certification exams from:

  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • The American Organization of Nurse Executives Credentialing Center (AONECC).

 

MBA In Nursing Administration Courses

This MBA degree curriculum is designed for nurse leaders who want to gain a competitive edge in healthcare by expanding their knowledge of key business functions.

Course Examples
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management in Non-profit Health Care Organizations
  • Health Policy in Nursing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems for Nurses in Health Care Organizations
  • Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration 
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategic Management 

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MBA in Nursing Administration Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

adam@calu.edu

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Dr. M. Arshad Chawdhry
Professor
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Dr. Paul Hettler
Professor

hettler@calu.edu

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Todd Kane
Adjunct Faculty

kane_t@calu.edu

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Dr. Mark Lennon
Associate Professor
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Benefits of Getting a Dual Degree