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Get credit for what you've already learned and save up to six months and $8,640 on your degree — with Capella's MBA option for registered nurses who already have an MSN. Health care leaders need clinical and business skills like accounting, marketing, operations, and leadership. Take the next step in your nurse leadership career by developing these traditional business disciplines to complement your nursing expertise.

To help you build a solid foundation of business knowledge and high-level skills, our accelerated MSN-to-MBA offers:

  • Leadership courses prepare you with the practical skills you need to lead and excel in high-performing organizations
  • Simulation scenarios and a personalized capstone project that allows you to blend knowledge gained throughout the program and apply it to a project meaningful to your nursing career
  • MBA Central, your gateway to program news and resources, including current business information, events, networking, and exchanges with faculty and peers
  • Mobile-access learning that fits into your busy lifestyle

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you

Capella University is collaborating with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

Students in Capella’s MBA program also will have easy access to weekly article summaries—curated content, selected by experts at WSJ—in 16 business disciplines. They contain questions designed to develop the critical-thinking skills that you can leverage in your course work and on the job. It’s insight you can use at every step of your career – from impressing interviewers with your knowledge of business trends and company information to providing thought leadership in business roles.

*To be eligible for full digital access to, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.

Earn Marketable Credentials Along the Way

Students in Capella’s MBA with a specialization in General Business Administration program have the opportunity to earn Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Business Intelligence, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Management Consulting while enrolled their program. Each of these certificates is comprised entirely of MBA courses and has the potential to be earned depending on the specialization courses taken.


To learn more about these certificate options and how to enroll, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your MSN-to-MBA, you'll apply foundational knowledge and an understanding of business systems, processes, and technology within and across core disciplines. You'll also learn how to integrate information across disciplines and from differing perspectives, and apply innovative, strategic, and sustainable approaches to business practice and planning.

Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

People with Master's degrees in business from Capella earn an average of $28,000 more per year than people who only hold a Bachelor's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs for nurses with an online master’s in general business administration include adjunct or part-time faculty, chief nursing officer, clinical director/manager, director of long-term care, director of nursing, director of wellness program, hospital administrator, medical record manager or nurse manager/administrator. Potential workplaces include community care facility for the elderly, community college consulting firm, health clinic, hospital, insurance company, long-term care facility, medical center or pharmaceutical company.