MBA, DNP at SIUE
This collaborative program offers post-master's, advanced practice nurses the option of obtaining both a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
The MBA is designed to develop the professional capabilities of managers working in business, focusing on topics such as quantitative analysis, decision-making, negotiation, enhancing quality and innovation, and program management. The ethical management of resources in a global environment is emphasized through the curriculum. MBA courses are offered online in accelerated eight-week sessions.
Guided by faculty mentors in the DNP program, nurses emerge as leaders, transforming their practice and health care in self-identified areas of concern and influence. The program culminates in a doctoral project that reflects a synthesis of the knowledge and skills gained throughout the candidate’s educational experience. All educational strategies focus on the development of meaningful relationships and scholarship competencies needed at the highest level of nursing practice. To facilitate learners’ access to DNP education, the program is offered primarily online with two immersion experiences lasting three to five days.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Online with two on-campus immersion experiences
The interprofessional MBA/DNP concurrent degree program provides master’s prepared nurses with the scholarly knowledge, political awareness, and financial skills to become entrepreneurs, chief nursing officers (CNOs), or chief executive officers (CEOs) of major healthcare institutions, collaborating with other professionals to design cost-effective models of accountable healthcare. These concurrent degrees will be essential for helping potential nursing executives promote innovative change in a variety of environments. The program benefits students with master's preparation as indirect care providers (administrators) or direct care providers (NPs, CRNAs, midwives, or CNSs).