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Dual Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

This option provides students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration simultaneously. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Nurse Leaders with acquire the requisite skills to succeed in a complex healthcare environment. Graduates of the dual degree option will be prepared as executive leaders and entrepreneurs with both healthcare and business expertise.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is designed for nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing and offers an educational pathway to earn the highest clinically focused doctoral degree in nursing. Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, students will possess forward thinking clinical and leadership skills to promote the application of evidence-based practice to address the nation’s increasingly complex healthcare needs.

*For more information regarding the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, please refer to: https://www.wilmu.edu/health/dnp.aspx

Master of Business Administration

The MBA program is designed to prepare students for management and leadership positions in all types of business enterprises including health care organizations, financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. The program is designed with an emphasis on executive skills development, quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques, and the knowledge and professional capabilities necessary for the execution of complex managerial duties in today’s global business environment.

*For more information about the Master of Business Administration program, please refer to: https://www.wilmu.edu/business/business-administration-master-curriculum.aspx

Program Information 

Admission, progression, and graduation requirements are a coordinated effort within the College of Health Professions and the College of Business. The combined Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Business Administration is 54 credits and 500 experiential engagement hours for students enrolled in the Advanced Practice DNP Concentration. Students enrolled in the Leadership DNP Concentration will complete 66 credits and 1,000 experiential engagement hours. Students will be dual advised by the DNP Program Chair and MBA Program Chair.


Advanced Practice Concentration with MBA in Healthcare Administration, (54 Credits, 18 Courses)


Both the DNP and MBA must be completed simultaneously in one enrollment

DNP Project Courses

DNP 8000 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I (145 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 8001 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II (150 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 8002 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project III (150 experiential engagement hours)

MBA Courses

MBA 6000 must be taken first, and MBA 8800 must be taken last.  DNP 7105 is a prerequisite for MBA 6100, MBA 6400, and MBA 7200

MBA 6000 Organizational Behavior and Ethical Leadership

MBA 6100 Managerial Accounting

MBA 6350 Introduction to Data Analytics

MBA 6400 Economic and Financial Environment of Business

MBA 7200 Financial Management

MBA 7600 Global Marketing Management

MBA 8800 Business Strategy

DNP Core Courses

DNP 7000 Bioethics for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP 7101 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP 7103 Population Health (20 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 7104 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System

DNP 7105 Healthcare Economics and the Business of Practice

DNP 7106 Healthcare Informatics

DNP 7107 Applied Evidence-Based Practice

DNP 7108 Quality Improvement in Healthcare (35 experiential engagement hours)


Leadership Concentration with MBA in Healthcare Administration (66 Credits, 22 Courses)


Both the DNP and MBA must be completed simultaneously in one enrollment

DNP Core Courses

DNP 7000 Bioethics for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP 7101 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP 7103 Population Health (20 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 7104 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System

DNP 7105 Healthcare Economics and the Business of Practice

DNP 7106 Healthcare Informatics

DNP 7107 Applied Evidence-Based Practice

DNP 7108 Quality Improvement in Healthcare (35 experiential engagement hours)

DNP Project Courses

DNP 8000 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I (145 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 8001 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II (150 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 8002 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project III (150 experiential engagement hours)

Experiential Engagement Courses

DNP 9001 Doctor of Nursing Practice Experiential Engagement I (125 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 9002 Doctor of Nursing Practice Experiential Engagement II (125 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 9003 Doctor of Nursing Practice Experiential Engagement III (125 experiential engagement hours)

DNP 9004 Doctor of Nursing Practice Experiential Engagement IV (125 experiential engagement hours)

MBA Courses

MBA 6000 must be taken first, and MBA 8800 must be taken last.  DNP 7105 is a prerequisite for MBA 6100, MBA 6400, and MBA 7200.

MBA 6000 Organizational Behavior and Ethical Leadership

MBA 6100 Managerial Accounting

MBA 6350 Introduction to Data Analytics

MBA 6400 Economic and Financial Environment of Business

MBA 7200 Financial Management

MBA 7600 Global Marketing Management

MBA 8800 Business Strategy



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2019 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.