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.

Take the First Step
Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
After acceptance to the university as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

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

Tuition 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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    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    The master's degree program in nursing at the University of Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Program Details

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. After acceptance to the University as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!
  • Online
  • Evening classes in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT
  • Blended
For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

To view a sample program of study, click here.
View the student handbook for more information.

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

Shila Blend, MSN, RN
Deborah Cave, DNP, RN, CNE
Carol Ann Cavouras, RN, MS
Claudia Dietrich, MS, RN, NE-BC
Joan Doerner, EdD, RN
Christine Keller, MSN, RN
Julie Klein, PhD, RN, CNE
Janet Lakomy, PhD, RN
Joanne Lassiter, EdD, MSN, RN
Linda Liebert-Hall, JD
Billie Madler, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP
Lauren Terzo, MSN, RN, MBA, OCN
Karen Zimmerman, MSN, RN, DNP-S

  • Tuition: $550/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology fee: $43 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the graduate program:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Official transcripts
    • Graduated from the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office.
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
  • Current unencumbered RN license

For more information about our admission requirements, please visit this page.

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