Online MSN-MBA Dual Degree

Online MSN-MBA Dual Degree

About the Online MSN-MBA Program

The online Master of Science in Nursing-Master of Business Administration dual degree (online MSN-MBA dual degree) is designed for BSN-prepared nurses who are interested in moving their careers forward as highly-skilled professionals. In this program, students will learn the leadership skills they need to navigate complex healthcare business issues.

Graduates of the program are critical thinkers who have the business acumen, leadership, and interpersonal skills necessary to identify, analyze, and solve problems in a global business environment. The curriculum is designed so that graduates of the program can practice in a culturally and ethnically diverse global society, and it prepares nurses to be professional leaders in a variety of healthcare settings, corporations, and communities. The online MSN-MBA dual degree can be completed in two and a half years

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Our online graduate programs, which are offered in convenient, 8-week courses, are the most affordable in Central Kentucky. Midway charges only $475 per credit hour for the online MSN-MBA dual degree, which means the total program cost is only $28,500.

Why Midway?


student-to-faculty ratio


90% of students receive some form of financial assistance


meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance even as an online student

Career Outlook

As the healthcare system becomes increasingly complex, nurses with business skills will be in high demand. This is why our program is focused on professional role development, knowledge translation, quality improvement and safety, ethics and health policy, financial and resource management, and organizational leadership.


How do I apply?

Step One – Apply to Midway

Students must first apply and be admitted into Midway University. We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online.

Step Two – Apply to the Nursing Program

Once you complete a graduate application, our admissions staff will provide you with additional information to complete your application to the MSN program. Applications for admission are then received in the Nursing office and reviewed. Nursing faculty utilize an admission process procedure when reviewing all applications for the MSN program.

Do I need to take the GRE?

No. Students do not need to take the GRE exam for admission into this program.

How long will it take to complete the MSN-MBA program?

Students can complete their degree (60 credit hours) in as few as 2 1/2 years.

Are all the courses online?

All courses are 100% online (except practicum) which allows working nurses the most flexibility to work on their own schedule. The student will arrange a suitable practicum with faculty approval. The practicum can be completed where the student lives.

What are the start dates for this program?

Students can begin at 5 different start dates throughout the year: August, October, January, March, and June.

Does this program require a thesis?

Students complete two culminating courses which include a 135 hour practicum and a scholarly project.

Is this an accredited program?

Yes. The ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone 404.975.5000 (

What are my financial aid options?

As an online graduate student at Midway University, paying for graduate school can be stressful. There are a few financial options that you have at Midway and we want to remind you to check these options:

  • Federal Loans are available to graduate students - when you apply through FAFSA. The loans graduate students can apply for are unsubsidized student loans, and Federal Graduate PLUS Loans.
  • Private Loans are available through your banking institution. Keep in mind that the repayment of this is different than the Federal loan programs.
  • Payment Plans are available through Midway University’s partnership with a payment plan provider. Information available from Midway University Business Office 859.846.5402. Payment plans are available so that you can pay, just like a car payment, a specific amount monthly to pay your graduate school tuition and fees.
  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement - If you are employed, make sure you check with your human resource office to see if you are eligible for tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement.

Midway University does offer a 10-15% discount in tuition for specific employers who are part of our business advantage partnership. If you are interested in finding out how to become a business advantage partner, please call 859.846.6248.

If you have questions about any of the above financial options, please contact your Admissions Counselor or call 859.846.5819. Or visit Financial Aid for more details.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Our online and evening undergraduate and graduate programs’ tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken each module. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees online.

What support services are available for online and evening students?

Midway’s nursing and business faculty are always available via email, phone, face-to-face meetings, or Zoom web meetings to assist our students. Our job is to work with you throughout the program to ensure your successful understanding of the concepts and curriculum components.

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni, and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling, and strategic corporate partnerships.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at

Licensure Information

Midway University makes every effort to ensure state licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change.

If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Kentucky, you should contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.