Dual Master's Degree in Nursing Administration and Business

Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing

Degree Description

The Lamar University Dual Master of Science Nursing – Master of Business Administration in Nursing Administration and Business prepares you as a well-rounded nurse leader through advanced learning of nursing administration, business, finance and management principles.
The M.B.A. core courses for M.S.N./M.B.A. students were chosen by M.S.N./M.B.A. administrators in order to provide you the most relevant content for application as a nursing administrator. provides you the opportunity to examine both the theoretical and practical aspects of business administration. You will experience learning in a small classroom environment and/or online, where theories are applied to case studies, simulations, and team projects.

Why Study Nursing and Business Administration at Lamar?

You may complete the Dual Master of Science Nursing – Master of Business Administration in Nursing Administration and Business at Lamar University in approximately three years with courses in both The Dishman School and the College of Business. As a graduate, you will be equipped to assume leadership positions in nursing and will contribute to the discipline of nursing through evidence-based practice.

Career Paths

When you hold both a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), you are positioned to take advantage of unique opportunities in the nursing industry. You may decide to continue in the nursing profession, advance into managerial roles, seek a position with a government agency, or start working in an executive capacity within a clinic or a larger hospital. The combined skills of patient care and business management present a vast number of opportunities for you as a nurse today.

Primary Careers

Nurse Manager, Institutional Executive/Administrator

Career Areas

  • Nurse Management
  • Policy
  • Administration
  • Executive Leadership

Types of Employers

  • Medical clinics and facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Private practitioners
  • Nursing schools and training programs
  • Government agencies