Graduate Programs


Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration

The MSN/MBA is a dual-degree program offered by the Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration and the School of Nursing. This joint program prepares Registered Nurses for a career in management and leadership. Coursework focuses on developing advanced knowledge, competencies, and skills in the care of populations and lays a foundation for the nurse’s growth into a competent business manager. Graduates are prepared to utilize skills in demography, epidemiological assessment and data analysis, research and evaluation, data projections, cost-benefit analysis, and the application of nursing and business theories and ethics in the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of health programs, departments, and facilities.

The program starts every Fall semester. All of the nursing courses are taught on-line, with the exception of practica. Some of the business courses are taught on-line, and some are classroom-based.

Information about the Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration may be found here.

Admission Requirements

  • A valid, active license as an RN in the United States
  • A baccalaureate degree in Nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Complete the GRE or GMAT within 5 years of the application deadline
  • An undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course within five years of the application deadline

Application Instructions

  • Apply to the College of Graduate Studies
  • Submit official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Submit official GRE or GMAT scores
  • Submit a completed School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Application; the application deadline is March 1 for the Fall semester

All application materials must be submitted to

Admissions Processing
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

MSN/MBA Courses
MSN/MBA Two Year Course Sequence
MSN/MBA Three Year Course Sequence
MSN/MBA Four Year Course Sequence