The Lubar School of Business and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing collaboratively offer a program designed to provide a combined nursing and business curriculum to strengthen the graduate’s performance as a leader and manager in nursing and health care administration.
Students are admitted to both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate programs in nursing and business administration. The admission requirements are consistent with those specified by the UWM Graduate School, College of Nursing and Lubar School of Business. Applicants may choose to complete either the GMAT or GRE and must have a BS in Nursing degree and at least two years practice in a health care setting. Three letters of reference are required including one from a former faculty and one from a health care employer.
Credits and Courses
MBA foundation coursework provides the basis for the theory and practice of business. The MBA Program requires Bus Adm 701, Business Mathematics (2 cr), and Bus Adm 703, Financial Accounting (3 cr). Bus Adm 701 is waived for individuals who have completed an appropriate academic course in their background, or have earned an appropriate Quantitative sub-score on the GMAT or GRE or have passed the proficiency exam. Bus Adm 703 is waived for individuals who have completed an appropriate course in their background, or have passed the proficiency exam. Bus Adm 701 and Bus Adm 703 do not count toward the degree. Students are also assumed to have basic proficiency in information technology (IT), including the use of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and web browsers. Online resources are available for Bus Adm 701, 703, and IT.
For the coordinated degree program, students will complete 79 degree credit hours. Students accepted into the MBA/DNP program complete the following courses (each is 3 credits, unless otherwise indicated):
|Nursing Core (43 credits)|
|NURS 725||Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare I,Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare||3|
|NURS 729||Organizational Systems||3|
|NURS 735||Theory for Advanced Practice||3|
|NURS 750||Outcomes and Quality Management||3|
|NURS 770||Nursing Administration||3|
|NURS 773||Information Systems to Support Clinical Decision-Making||3|
|NURS 803||Health Policy||3|
|NURS 810||Leadership for Advanced Practice in Healthcare||3|
|NURS 825||Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare II||3|
|NURS 826||Nurse Executive Practicum I||3|
|NURS 827||Nurse Executive Practicum II||3|
|NURS 828||Nurse Executive Practicum III||3|
|NURS 995||DNP Project III: Leadership Practice Immersion,Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency||4|
|Business Core (18 credits)|
|BUSMGMT 704||Accounting Analysis and Control||3|
|BUSMGMT 705||Corporate Finance||3|
|BUSMGMT 707||Information Technology Management in International Businesses||3|
|BUSMGMT 708||Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice||3|
|BUSMGMT 709||Predictive Analytics for Managers||3|
|BUSMGMT 711||Global Supply Chain Strategies & Competitive Operations||3|
|Dually Applied (18 credits)|
|NURS 720||Biostatistics and Applications for Nursing Practice||3|
|BUS ADM 733||Organizational Development||3|
|BUSMGMT 706||Managing in a Dynamic Environment||3|
|BUSMGMT 720||Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations 1||3|
|Select 6 credits from the following specialty electives:||6|
|Health Care Administration and Delivery Systems|
|Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks|
|Seminar in Health Care Management: (Subtitle: Health Economics)|
|Seminar in Health Care Management: (Subtitle: Healthcare Finance)|
Integrating course for the coordinated degree program.
A student not completing the requirements for the coordinated degree program would need to complete all requirements of an individual program—MBA or DNP—in order to receive a degree. Students must fulfill the MBA Program Boot Camp and Executive Development activities to meet all graduation requirements.
DNP Clinical Project
The candidate will complete a final comprehensive DNP project as part of the residency experience which demonstrates the ability to implement the principles of evidence-based practice and translation under the direction of the faculty advisor.
The candidate must, as the final step toward the degree, pass an oral examination in defense of the clinical project. A candidate who does not pass this examination may apply for reexamination within one year from the initial examination date. This reexamination may occur only one time. A candidate who does not pass this examination within program time limits may be required to undergo another comprehensive preliminary examination and be readmitted to the program and/or candidacy.
Students in the coordinated MBA/DNP degree program must complete all degree requirements within seven years of the first enrollment semester as a degree student.