M.S.N./M.B.A. Dual Degree
The dual degree M.S.N./M.B.A. program requires a minimum of 76 semester hours of study. It provides for concurrent study in the MBA program and the M.S.N., Advanced Practice Nursing: Health Systems Management major. The M.S.N./M.B.A. dual degree program enables a student to earn both degrees simultaneously and in a shorter time than pursuing each independently. The overall objective of the dual degree program is to provide nurse leaders with a broad preparation in business administration and nursing administration. A health-care informatics course (3SH) is a prerequisite to the M.S.N. degree.
Graduate School of Business
The Loyola Graduate School of Business, founded in 1922, is known for its M.B.A. program that emphasizes the place of business in society and the responsibility of business leaders to society. The M.B.A. program is designed to develop a leader who is analytical, articulate and constructively critical and who will be able to cope with top level administrative problems. Loyola's M.B.A. program has full professional accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business and is one of the outstanding M.B.A. programs in the Midwest.
To be admitted to the dual degree M.S.N./M.B.A. program, a student should apply to both degree programs simultaneously. All applicants must meet the admission requirements for both the School of Nursing and the School of Business. For more information, please use the online request form.
You must supply:
- A $50 application fee
- A completed application form
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work
- Scores for the GRE (general examination). This is not required if you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in nursing courses from an accredited program for the baccalaureate degree in nursing
- Scores for the GMAT exam are required for students applying for the dual M.S.N./M.B.A. degree
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from a nurse with an M.S.N. or higher degree
- Please provide an explicit statement in 300 words that includes the following:
1) Describe how your work experiences and professional interests have prepared you to be successful in the graduate program to which you have applied
2) Discuss how completing the graduate program that you have selected will help you meet your professional goals
- Current Illinois R.N. license (or eligibility for license)
- Either a TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. For the TOEFL, a score of at least 280 on the computer-based test or 650 on the written test is required. The minimum score for the new TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) is 114. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 7 is required
- International applicants must provide a transcript evaluation from the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (C.G.F.N.S.), a transcript credentialing service for international schools. Contact C.G.F.N.S. at www.cgfns.org
Requirements for admission as a non-degree student consist of an application, application fee, statement of purpose, and transcripts. Note: students can take up to nine semester hours of graduate courses as a non-degree student, which can be transferred to the graduate major.
Requirements for admission as a post-master’s or certificate program student consist of an application, application fee, statement of purpose, vita, and official transcripts.
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Please note that applications must be received at least two weeks before the start date of each semester.
The application and all supporting documents must be sent to Graduate Enrollment Management at the following address:
Graduate Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
For more information about the academic program, or to arrange a visit, please contact:
Graduate Programs in Nursing
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Loyola University Chicago