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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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MSN/MBA Nursing Administration / Business Adminstration
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MSN/MBA Nursing Administration / Business Adminstration    
   Required Courses    
      Nursing Core (15 cr. to be chosen)    
         NUR 5010   Professional Foundations for Advanced Roles in Nursing 3 cr.  The professional foundations of advanced roles in nursing. Examination of nursing as a profession and practice discipline, ethics, scope of practice, and roles of graduate-prepared nurses. 
         NUR 5050   Leadership in Health Care Systems 2 cr.  Leadership skills and responsibilities of nurses in advanced roles in health care delivery systems and organizations. Analysis of the theoretical and contextual basis for effective interprofessional, collaborative, and team-based relationships. 
         NUR 5120   Health Policy and Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice 2 cr.  Knowledge and skills in advanced nursing practice that help shape the health care system and advance values such as social justice through policy processes and advocacy are examined. Legal and political aspects of the health care system and partnerships to improve societal health outcomes are explored. 
         NUR 5150   Translating&Integrating Scholarship into Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.  The methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality improvement and research. Integration of theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives using translational scholarship. Prerequisite: MTH 2350 or equivalent within past five years. 
         NUR 5480   Theoretical & Scientific Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.  Analysis of nursing and other theories from the humanities and related sciences that are used in advanced nursing practice roles, with a focus on selected grand and middle-range theories and concepts related to teaching and learning, epidemiology, genetics, and health promotion. Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 5010. 
         NUR 5860   Impacting Change through Advanced Nursing Practice 2 cr.  Examination of multiple theories of change and their relationships to the practice of nursing within an interprofessional environment. Exploration of change principles in relationship to health care organizational systems, leadership, quality improvement, and safety. Prerequisites or corequisites: NUR 5050, NUR 5150 and NUR 5480. 
      Advanced Core (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         ACC 5320   Essentials of Health Care Financial Decision Making 3 cr.  Essential knowledge of economics, finance, and budgeting for health care professionals in a variety of settings. Emphasis placed on the skills needed to obtain, justify, and manage fiscal resources to influence day-to-day performance and decision making to assure long-term survival of health care organizations. 
         MIS 5230   Health Care Informatics 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Presentation of applications of informatics systems to nursing and healthcare practitioners: hardware, software, databases, communications applications, computer developments, and associated legal and ethical issues. Students learn to assess, develop, and use nursing and health information systems to work more efficiently, allocate resources more effectively, and improve client care. Nursing administration students register for 2 cr.; non-nursing students register for 3 cr. Prerequisite: CIS 2380 or equivalent and experience in the health care field. Corequisite for nursing administration students: NUR 5230. 
         MKT 5160   Essentials of Marketing 3 cr.  The study of marketing concepts, terminology, and applications, with special emphasis on the marketing mix relationships: e.g., product, price, promotion, and distribution; global marketing, target marketing, and integrated marketing. Study of the role and operation of marketing functions and their influence on the organization both internally and externally. 
         NUR 5230   Applied Nursing Informatics 1 cr.  Practicum in putting into practice theoretical knowledge of information systems/technology to bring to the forefront the value-added component of nursing to the health care enterprise. To be taken with MIS 5230. 
      Specialty Curricula (37 cr. to be chosen)    
         Business Administration (22 cr. to be chosen)    
            ACC 6320   Management Control Systems in Health Care 4 cr.  Issues pertinent to health care, including advanced financial and economic topics such as financial and non-financial measurement of performance; incentive compensation systems, Kaplan’s Balanced Scorecard, capital structures in various health care settings, and financial risk assessment. Includes the role that individual components of the economy play as they work together in competitive markets. Economic models such as EVA and return on investment (ROI) are studied and analyzed. Although not a case-study course, health care cases are used to illustrate and apply health care concepts. Prerequisite: ACC 5320 or two undergraduate courses in accounting. 
            BL  6040   Legal Issues in Business 3 cr.  An examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront business managers. Emphasis is given to the operation of the US legal system, including international aspects, and the underlying issues as they relate to the decision functions of management. Topics include the adjudicatory process, antitrust, contract law, entity selection, and other contemporary issues. 
            INB 6080   Global Business Perspectives 3 cr.  Examination of many issues confronting managers engaged in international business; Particular emphasis is placed on trade and management issues which are analyzed with a political, economic, social/cultural, technological, environmental, legal, and historical contexts. 
            MBA 6950   MBA Capstone 3 cr.  Full development of the approved capstone project. The strategies set forth in the proposal are put into action: developing a research concept, solving a strategic management challenge, or launching an entrepreneurial business. Primary data using quantitative and qualitative methods are a required part of the project. Oral and formal presentations are required. Taken in the final semester of the MBA program. Prerequisite: successful completion of all foundation and core MBA courses, inclusive of MBA 6450 or NUR 5670. Corequisite for Nursing Administration students: NUR 6310. 
            MGT 5590   Ethics in Leadership 3 cr.  Ethical issues and dilemmas facing managers and employees within a business context. Students explore and analyze business ethics relating to the nature of work within the corporation (particularly as it relates to the development of the corporate culture) and in society at large. Through the analysis of case studies, relevant philosophical theories of justice, autonomy, community, and identity in relation to business are introduced. 
            MGT 6300   Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 cr.  A comprehensive analysis of organizational theories from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on how they inform our understanding of behaviors in various organizational settings. Topics include: conflict management, personality and attitudes, motivation, groups and teams, leadership, power, ethics, workforce diversity, structure and organizational design, organizational culture, and decision making. 
            MKT 5790   Marketing Strategy 3 cr.  Application of strategic management and planning approaches to achieve organization-wide marketing objectives. Specific topics include methods of market analysis and decision making in local and multinational business markets, and strategic marketing in the digital-age. The course includes case analysis and group projects. Prerequisite: MKT 5160 or one undergraduate marketing course. 
         Nursing Administration (15 cr. to be chosen)    
            NUR 5660   Nursing Administrative Practice in the Complex Health Care Environment 3 cr.  Builds upon a multiplicity of nursing and business theories and principles related to the complex health care environment. Organizational leadership and professional issues and trends will be analyzed related to the responsibilities for providing a professional vision conducive to excellence in practice. The practicum exposes the student to effective strategies for addressing the complexities of the health care environment that influence practice. 
            NUR 5670   Nursing Quality Practicum 1 cr.  Facilitates the integration of theoretical content with practical experience. In collboration with a nurse preceptor, the student will identify, negotiate, and participate in the evaluation of outcomes of an existing practice or in the evaluation of an evidence-based practice change to promote quality/safety outcomes. Includes practicum. 
            NUR 5807   Selected Topics: Economics and Financing of the Nursing Enterprise 3 cr.  The development of business and financial acumen to assure that cost-effective nursing care is meeting both quality and financial goals within an organization. The economic context of the nursing enterprise is explored in terms of how current reimbursement mechanisms will affect the future of nursing. 
            NUR 6100   Operational Accountabilities for Outcomes in Health Care 5 cr.  Provides an opportunity for the professional nurse to examine operational processes, the complexity of factors that influence outcomes, and the appropriateness of interventions to assure organizational viability. The practicum allows the student to gain compentencies in addressing a variety of organizational outcomes. 
            NUR 6310   Nursing Administration Integration 3 cr.  Affords the student the opportunity to examine and deepen knowledge and skills in strategic management practices. The major focus of the practicum experience is to synthesize knowledge and demonstrate skills to assure organizational outcomes. 
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