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MSN (Health Systems Management)/MBA

MSN Health Systems Management / MBA

Take the Lead, Add an MBA

Dual-degree MBA programs offered through the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Carey Business School prepare graduates who are exceptional at patient care and safety as well as effecting change at the health care leadership and corporate levels. This degree is offered with the MSN Health Systems Management program.
 

Problems Into Opportunities

As an MSN/MBA, you will crunch the data and help set organizational policy and priorities but never forget to account for the patient—and family—at the other end of every decision. You are a nurse who sees various means to only one end: better health care. And you have built the management skills and nurtured the vision to see, work around, and then eliminate roadblocks to success.

Evidence on your Side

Health systems need thoughtful, strong leaders who can blend an understanding for the bottom line—medical, economic, regulatory, ethical—and turn that balancing act into a high-functioning daily routine. It isn’t easy. As an MSN/MBA from Johns Hopkins, you just make it seem so.

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WHY MSN/MBA?

Health care is a numbers game. Winning takes leadership, keen analysis, and the hard-won confidence to take the right steps to improve efficiency and patient care simultaneously. The MSN/MBA Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (in collaboration with the Carey Business School) instills the knowledge and “feel” for what can make struggling health systems better and transform good health systems into excellent ones.

The MSN Health Systems Management curriculum is grounded in evidence-based practice. The coursework and practica can be tailored to focus on management and administration, information technology, health policy, or case management/population management.

Learn more about Health Systems Management

The Flexible MBA

The Flexible MBA at the Carey Business School approaches business with humanity in mind. The program focuses on real-world skills and business fundamentals viewed through a lens of integrity and ethics. Students and graduates come from a wide variety of industries with a goal in common: to nurture their growth into thoughtful, inclusive leaders as well as to find business solutions that support more than just the bottom line.

The part-time program (on-site, online or both) is tailored to the demands of your professional and personal life, letting you stay on your career track while earning your degree in as little as 3 years (or take up to 6).

Learn more about the Flexible MBA

MSN (Health Systems Management)/MBA
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Priority Application Deadline

Fall Entry
January 1

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Requirements

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (from an accredited college or university)
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official Transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (2 academic and 1 professional preferred)
  • Goal Statement
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Two years of work experience
  • Applicants must submit evidence of current nursing license. On-campus students must have or obtain Maryland RN license for matriculation (or RN license from compact state).  Online students must have or obtain RN license from an authorized state.
  • Additional Requirements for International Applicants

*Please contact the Office of Admissions at jhuson@jhu.edu for questions about test score waivers.

Prerequisites

Undergraduate Statistics  Take at Hopkins Nursing. Course must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a letter grade of B or better.

State-Specific Information for Online Programs

Students currently cannot conduct clinical activities in Massachusetts. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.

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Curriculum

This dual degree can be completed in 65 credits with 376 total clinical hours and additional MBA residencies.

Plan of Study

Full Time

  • Fall I (17 credits)
    • Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    • Context of Healthcare for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    • Statistical Analysis (2) *
    • Business Communication (2) *
    • Accounting and Financial Reporting (2) *
    • The Firm & The Macroeconomy (2) *
    • Health Systems Management I (3)
  • Spring I (17 credits)
    • The Research Process and Its Application to Evidence-Based Practice (3)
    • Economics for Decision Making (2) *
    • Negotiation (2) *
    • Corporate Finance (2) *
    • Decision Models (2) *
    • Leadership and Management in Health Care (3)
    • Health Systems Management II – Specialty Practice (3)
  • Summer II (8 credits)
    • Program Development and Evaluation in Health Care (2)
    • Business Leadership and Human Values (2) *
    • General Business Elective 1 (2) *
    • Investments (2) *
  • Fall II (13 credits)
    • Health Systems Management III – Outcomes Management (3)
    • Operations Management (2) *
    • Information Systems (2) * 
    • Marketing Management (2) *
    • Leadership in Organizations (2) *
    • Business Law (2) *
  • Spring II (10 credits)
    • Business Elective 2 (2) *
    • Business Elective 3 (2) *
    • Business Elective 4 (2) *
    • Business Elective 5 (2) *
    • Business Elective 6 (2) *

Part Time

  • Fall I (7 credits)
    • Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis of Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    • Statistical Analysis (2) *
    • Business Communication (2) *
  • Spring I (7 credits)
    • The Research Process and Its Application to Evidence-Based Practice (3)
    • Accounting and Financial Reporting (2) *
    • The Firm & The Macroeconomy (2) *
  • Summer I (5 credits)
    • Program Development and Evaluation in Health Care (2)
    • Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
  • Fall II (7 credits)
    • Economics for Decision Making (2) *
    • Marketing Management (2) *
    • Health Systems Management I (3)
  • Spring II (6 credits)
    • Leadership and Management in Health Care (3)
    • Health Systems Management II – Specialty Practice (3)
  • Summer II (6 credits)
    • Business Leadership and Human Values (2) *
    • Investments (2) *
    • Business Elective 1 (2) *
  • Fall III (7 credits)
    • Health Systems Management III – Outcomes Management (3)
    • Corporate Finance (2) *
    • Decision Models (2) *
  • Spring III (8 credits)
    • Operations Management (2) *
    • Information Systems (2) *
    • Business Law (2) *
    • Leadership in Organizations (2) *
  • Summer III (4 credits)
    • Business Elective 2 (2) *
    • Business Elective 3(2) *
  • Fall III (8 credits)
    • Business Elective 4 (2) *
    • Business Elective 5 (2) *
    • Business Elective 6 (2) *
    • Negotiation (2) *

* Courses taken at Carey Business School

** Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

 

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Tuition & Other Costs

Billed Expenses

(September 2018 – August 2019

Tuition: $52,848 (full time per year)1
Per Credit Cost: $1,639
Matriculation Fee: $500 (one-time-only fee for first-time enrolled JHU students)
Health Insurance: $3,9112
Health Fee: $474
Total Billed Expenses: $53,822

Estimated Other Expenses3

Room: $14,625
Board: $4,968
Books/Supplies: $1,200
Loan Fees: (U) $192
Loan Fees: (P) $1,392
Personal Expenses: $3,180
Travel Expenses: $4,752
Total Expenses: $88,042

The above costs represent the first year of the program for students attending full-time.

1Full time: 10+ credit hours per semester. Tuition is billed at $TBA per credit and students enrolling less than full-time will incur less charges. 
2All students must have health coverage. Purchase of the School’s plan is optional.
3Amounts for other expenses vary based upon student's selection of books, supplies, and living arrangements.

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.

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Funding Opportunities

Scholarships & Grants

Grants are awards based on financial need that do not have to be repaid. Many students also benefit from scholarships and awards based on merit.  More

Loans

Many students will avail themselves of loans to help finance their School of Nursing Education. If necessary, we encourage you to borrow only what is absolutely essential to cover your educational costs.  More

Employment Opportunities

Many students locate part-time employment to help pay education expenses. Numerous positions are available on campus and within various community-based organizations. These jobs provide students with opportunities to gain practical work experience. Most positions are funded through the Federal Work-Study Program.  More

Other Funding Sources

We encourage students to seek outside funding opportunities. Information can be obtained from library resource books and professional organizations and alumni organizations.  More

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