University of Mary’s MSN/MBA Dual Degree in Healthcare Administration will help you gain the blend of clinical and administrative skills necessary to become a nursing leader or healthcare executive.

In today’s healthcare environment, nursing leaders need a broad background in business and clinical concepts to create impactful change in the industry. Our unique, accelerated Healthcare Administration Dual Degree program gives you the skills to advance in a healthcare organization and excel in a leadership position.

At a Glance

Projected 10-year job growth for healthcare occupations

Program Length

Less than 2.5 years


  • Online
  • Evenings in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; and Billings, MT
  • Blended

Cost per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • BSNs who want to move into top leadership roles
  • Nurses seeking to gain advanced nursing and business skills

Career Paths

  • Nurse Administrator
  • CNO
  • Hospital Executive
  • Clinic Executive
  • Government Healthcare Agency Administrator

What You’ll Learn

With the University of Mary’s MSN/MBA Dual Degree in Healthcare Administration, you will gain the skills necessary to analyze issues between clinical nursing practice and healthcare administration, offer effective conflict resolution, and provide leadership for practical solutions. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:

  • Integrate ethical practices and policies that appropriately address the unique healthcare laws and regulations healthcare organizations must follow.
  • Synthesize information through research and data analysis.
  • Facilitate change toward high quality, cost-effective, and ethical nursing care delivery systems.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, consumers, and other key stakeholders to effect needed change in healthcare delivery systems.
  • Incorporate service and Benedictine values into nursing leadership practices.
  • Evaluate current domestic and global issues on healthcare and their possible impact on the industry.

The University of Mary has challenged me to look within myself to grow, change, and become a more competent, courageous, compassionate person.

Betty Ferrell MSN/MBA Healthcare Administration Dual Degree


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Program Details

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • To complete application, please provide:
  • Official transcripts - Please the transcripts to the University of Mary at
    • Office of Graduate Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Did you graduate with your bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary? We’ll request your transcript for you! Contact your admissions representative to learn more!
    • Current unencumbered RN License
    • Two Letters of Reference
    • Professional Goals Statement
    • Resume
    • Criminal Background Check
    • Application/enrollment fee – This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Evening classes in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT
  • Blended
  • Tuition: $540/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Distance Ed fee: $30 per credit
  • Security/Cybersecurity fee: $5 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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