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Earn Two Degrees at One Time

Fairfield’s dual Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration degree program prepares nurses with the knowledge and experience required for executive leadership positions in healthcare organizations. This dual degree provides students with the ability to earn two master’s degrees at once, giving them the ability to compete for the growing employment demand in the healthcare field.

An advanced generalist degree, the program draws upon the expertise of faculty members from the nationally ranked Fairfield Egan and Fairfield Dolan. The versatile 62-credit dual degree will have students take courses across a variety of disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing management, pathophysiology, systems leadership, information technology, healthcare economics, and more.

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Dolan & Egan Rankings

Graduate Accounting

– U.S. News & World Report

Graduate Marketing

– U.S. News & World Report

Top 5
Nursing School in New England
– 2019 Nursing Schools Almanac
Top 75
Best Grad Nursing Programs in the Nation
– U.S. News & World Report

Fast Facts

100% Employment Rate

(Egan School)

CCNE Accredited


AACSB Accredited


Requirements & Curriculum

Required Courses

The MSN/MBA curriculum includes 62 credits of curriculum and a practicum. Curriculum plans are flexible and can be arranged in collaboration with the MSN/MBA Program Director.

Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Healthcare Economics and Marketing
Advanced Health Assessment
Advanced Healthcare Policy
Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice
Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement
Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology
Advanced Pharmacology
Master's Leadership Practicum
Introduction to Accounting
Accounting Information for Decision-Making
Applied Business Statistics
Principles of Finance
Shareholder Value
Business Operations
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Managing People for Competitive Advantage
Marketing Management
Customer Value

A detailed list of course requirements, offerings, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog.

Egan Admission

Applicants must be a registered nurse from an accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) or have completed the equivalent coursework prior to beginning the program.

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Career & Professional Opportunities

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Career & Professional Opportunities

Employment opportunities for healthcare administrators are on the rise in the state of Connecticut and nationally. Egan’s close partnerships with clinical partners and strong alumni network will build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.

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Egan Update

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Egan Update

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Faculty & Staff

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Faculty & Staff

Fairfield University’s Egan School boasts experienced faculty who inspire students to become leaders across social and healthcare environments. These students are actively engaged with faculty in practice, policy, scholarship, and service.

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