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MSN/MBA Program Curriculum

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Students may earn their MSN/MBA degree by completing a total of 14 courses:

  • Graduate Nursing core courses (9 credit hours)
  • Nursing Service Administration Specialty core courses (10 credit hours)
  • Nursing Service Administration core courses (9 credit hours)
  • Graduate Business Administration core courses (18 credit hours)

TOTAL = 46 semester credit hours

Note: There is a residency requirement of 36 semester credit hours. (Students can request transfer credit evaluation for a maximum of 3 graduate courses from another accredited institution, not to exceed 10 credit hours total.)

Foundation Component

There are certain skills and knowledge sets that all students must have before completing some of required courses in the MSN/MBA Program. The Admissions Review Committee will determine if a student is competent in these three areas.

Statistics: Competency in statistics for business applications and mathematics that drive modeling and decision-making.

Accounting: Understand basic accounting principles and applications.

Economics: Understand basic principles of micro- and macroeconomics.

The foundation component requirements can be fulfilled by taking the following courses at Otterbein (or they may be transferred from another accredited institution):

Statistics MATH 1240 Statistics I
Accounting ACCT 2000 Financial Accounting
Economics ECON 2100 Principles of Microeconomics
  ECON 2200 Principles of Macroeconomics

Core Component (46 credit hours)

Course # Name Hours Prerequisites
Graduate Nursing Core
NURS 5210 Epidemiology & Health Populations 3 N/A
NURS 5220 Evidence-Based Practice & Informatics 3 N/A
NURS 5230 Leadership in Policy & Healthcare Organizations 3 N/A
Nursing Service Administration Core
MBA 6000 Managing in Organizations 3 N/A
MBA 6050 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 2000
MBA 6450 Financial Management 3 ACCT 2000 & MATH 1240
Nursing Service Administration Specialty
NURS 6310 Health Care Management I 5 NURS 5210, NURS 5220, & NURS 5230
NURS 6320 Health Care Management II 5 NURS 6310
Graduate Business Administration Core
MBA 6150 Managerial Economics 3 ECON 2100 & ECON 2200
MBA 6400 Marketing Management 3 N/A
MBA 6600 Quantitative Methods for Business Decision-Making 3 MATH 2100
MBA 6700 Global Competition and the World Economy 3 N/A
MBA 5960 Ethical Leadership 3 N/A
MBA 6990 Consulting Project Teams: Strategy Formulation and Implementation 3 Must be taken during one of the last two terms of the program, or by permission of the instructor.

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The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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/ MBA Personnel

Eric Lloyd
Director, MBA program
p/ 614.823.1445
e/ elloyd@otterbein.edu

Patricia Hohlbein
MBA Program Recruiter
p/ 614.823.1095
e/ phohlbein@otterbein.edu

Erica Huffman
Graduate Assistant
p/ 614.823.1096