Coordinated MSN-MBA Degree – Online

Graduate Admissions



The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of Graduate Nursing
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903-566-7128

Degree Information
Dr. Barbara Haas
Phone: 903.566.7243

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903-566-7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree: MSN-MBA

Hours: 63

College:  Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Business Technology

Application Instructions

TracksOnline Nursing Administration-MSN, Online Nursing Education-MSN, Web-Enhanced Nurse Practitioner, RN-MSN, Online MSN-MBA, Online Nursing Education Certificate

Total Program Tuition Cost: $29,862 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state online enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Applicants from countries other than the United States must also meet the admission requirements for international students seeking a graduate degree as listed in the University catalog.

Test Score Required: A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). In rare instances the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT. Quantitative measures are integrated into an index that multiplies the applicant’s 60-hour GPA times 200 and adds the total GMAT score (60-hour GPA X 200) + GMAT = >1000. An index score of greater that 1000 is typical of a successful candidate. If the student’s 60-hour GPA is above 3.25 the GMAT may be waived.

GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Proof of Current Licensure/CPR certification/Immunizations: Yes - must be in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur

Admissions Essay: Yes - submit either a two-page essay or video describing reasons for seeking a particular MSN degree and plans for the future

Additional Requirements: Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited College. Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better. All applicants who are admitted to an MSN degree program in the School of Nursing are required to complete a criminal background check and urine drug screening. No student will be allowed entry to a nursing course without a clear report or a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing certifying that any criminal history is not a danger to the public. Applicants must have current BCLS CPR certification before beginning clinical courses.

Deadlines:  Graduate School Calendar

Career Outlook: As the population ages, there is a growing need for nurses and well-trained nurse administrators. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 16% through 2018, which is much faster than the increase in opportunities anticipated in many other fields.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler graduate student


Become a Nurse Executive to Lead Quality Patient Care

Earning a master's in nursing and a master's in business administration (MSN-MBA) from The University of Texas at Tyler prepares you to positively impact the business environment of your medical facility and to elevate patient care.

  • Gain a solid foundation for doctoral studies, as you enhance skills for executive management and leadership.

Graduates of the program work in management and administration in many different types of health care organizations.

Master’s Degrees: Dual Study of Nursing and Business Administration

  • Finish your program online. The schedule is designed for working nurse professionals.
  • Gain a broad perspective on the business issues that are critical in a medical setting. Get a professional edge and increase your value to your organization.
  • Earn a prestigious credential that is sought after by today's leading health care organizations in Tyler and throughout Texas and beyond.

Faculty: Skilled in Nursing. Experienced in Business.

  • Learn from faculty members who are published authors in the fields of nursing and business.
  • Benefit from personalized mentoring and gain expertise working one-on-one with experienced faculty on business projects and clinical assignments.
  • Interact with professors who are well-known in the medical and business communities. Some have served as consultants to health care enterprises and companies in the area.

Learn about UT Tyler’s nursing faculty

MSN-MBA Courses: Career-Focused. Rigorous.

MSN-related Courses
Leadership in the Healthcare Environment
– Examine the complex health care practice environment faced by nurse administrators. The course prepares the professional nurse to demonstrate organizations and systems leadership by synthesizing principles of leadership and management theory, organizational science, professional communication and informatics. Theories are applied in the consideration of evidence- based practice, customer service and personnel management.

Legal, Regulatory and Financial Management – Focus on the legal, ethical, regulatory and fiscal environment faced by nurse administrators. This course enables the professional nurse to manage the ethical, legal and regulatory issues facing health care organizations and actively participate in the fiscal management of health care divisions and organizations.

Nursing Administration: Delivery of Care – Explore the delivery of care within the health care environment at the organizational, community, state and national levels. This course enables the professional nurse to participate in the design of care delivery systems within health care organizations in community, state and national environments.

MBA-related Courses
Accounting for Management Control – Examine the use of accounting data in the decision-making process and in the analysis and control of business operations.

Advanced Financial Management– Explore financial management of the firm with special emphasis on financial planning and capital concepts.

Find out more about the curriculum, admission requirements and how to apply

Learn about additional graduate nursing opportunities as well as additional opportunities from the Soules College of Business

Find Out More:

Graduate Nursing
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7128