Become a pioneer in healthcare.

As the baby-boomer population ages, the demand for experienced nurses with strong leadership skills and an understanding of the complex healthcare industry continues to grow. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs for nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) will increase at a rate of 31% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average.

To meet the rising demand for specialized nurses with leadership and systems expertise, Loyola University New Orleans offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree. This nationally ranked online MSN, coupled with the distinguished online MBA program, empowers you to grow your professional prospects and clinical skills with our supportive, award-winning faculty and invaluable academic resources.

Loyola’s accredited dual MSN/MBA prepares working nurses in advanced medical specialties and executive business practices. In this 67-credit program, students develop expertise in nursing leadership and healthcare systems administration, while also honing business skills that will improve and extend healthcare to specific populations.

Advance your career and improve your earnings potential in three years or less. With the dual nursing and business degree from Loyola University New Orleans, you’ll be poised to impact the future of nursing, becoming a subject-matter expert in one of the field’s core disciplines and grooming yourself for success as a nurse leader.

Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s online MSN/MBA program will prepare you for advanced studies (such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice or the Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate) or for executive leadership roles in healthcare settings and beyond, in jobs like:

  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Operations Director
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Marketing Director
  • Director of Nursing Practice
  • Nurse Manager

Flexible online courses, taught by experts.

Loyola’s online MSN/MBA degree consists of 67 credit hours taken as follows:

  • 36 MSN credit hours, taken in the Healthcare Systems Administration & Leadership track, as well as 180 practicum hours
  • 31 MBA credit hours
  • 180 practicum hours

Major courses include:

  • Population Health Management
  • Nursing Financial Resources
  • Theories in Healthcare Systems
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Project Management

MBA Immersion Weeks

  • This hands-on training time will be scheduled as two-week modules, available entirely online.
  • Online MSN/MBA students are required to take four immersion modules (one credit hour each).

Download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format. For a full list of courses and course descriptions, click below.

Apply in 3 easy steps.

We know you’re busy, which is why we’ve made applying to Loyola’s online programs as simple as possible. Follow these three steps to start on a path that will transform your career and your life.

Step 1: Talk to us.

Fill out the request form to talk to a dedicated enrollment specialist who will answer any questions you have about the program you’re interested in, how online learning at Loyola works, financial aid, or the application process.

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Step 2: Apply.

Complete your online application in as little as 5 minutes! Get started.

Important note: To be considered for the dual MSN/MBA, students must meet the requirements and be accepted to both programs. Upon entering the MSN/MBA program, each student must submit proof of a current unencumbered, unrestricted and valid registered nurse license in the state in which they practice.

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Step 3: Submit your documents.

An enrollment specialist will help you determine exactly which documents you need to submit and will even help you get your transcripts from past institutions!

Visit our admissions page to learn more or feel free to give us a call at (504) 577-2855.