Joint Master of Science in Education–Master of Business Administration, MSEd-MBA

Program Description
The Joint Master of Science in Education and Master of Business Administration (MSEd-MBA) degree program is designed for career college professionals who aspire to leadership positions in postsecondary education.  The joint degree program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the field of career college administration.  The curriculum focuses on the essential knowledge and capabilities necessary to work as a career college leader by providing a foundation in technology, curriculum, personnel, enrollment management, higher education marketing and recruitment, campus operations, accounting, economics, finance, and project management.  Graduates are able to demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced educational theory and practice and to critically analyze and solve problems based on applied research methods. 

Program Objectives
Keiser University’s MSE-MBA program enables students to lead education-related organizations and businesses. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical leadership in higher education and related fields.
  • Direct educational operations including marketing, campus operations, personnel recruitment and development, and enrollment management.
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all education and business stakeholders.
  • Incorporate critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice.
  • Design and assess curriculum, instruction, and programs related to student success.
  • Apply selected methods of quantitative analysis to enhance business decisions.
  • Evaluate an organization’s financial position through financial statement analysis and/or forecasting.
  • Compare economic environments and markets and their impact on education-related business.
  • Through a conceptual understanding, apply managerial leadership skills, marketing strategies, and/or international business concepts, theory, and research to critically analyze and solve problems in unpredictable environments.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

The Joint Master of Science in Education-Master of Business Administration is designed to meet the needs of students with accredited baccalaureate degrees.  Students may be classroom practitioners, education administrators, teachers seeking positions within administration, or career college professionals.

NOTE:  Courses in the Joint MSEd MBA program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently.

Program Outline
To receive a Joint Master of Science in Education – Master of Business Administration degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours.  In the final semester of their program, students complete a capstone business strategies project.  Fifty-four of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University.  Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Education Major Core Courses (30.0 credit hours)
Affirming Diversity
Integrative Instructional Technology
Education Governance, Motivation and Ethical Decision Making (co-requisite course)
Advanced Curriculum and Instructional Design
Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation
Enrollment Management Theory and Practice
Project Management
Higher Education Marketing and Recruitment
Managing Campus Operations
Personnel Selection and Development
Student Retention and Management

Masters of Business Administration Major Core Courses (30.0 credit hours)
Survey of Accounting
Accounting for Decision Making
Financial Management
Business Research Methods
International Business
Organizational Behavior
(co-requisite for business courses)
Project Management
Managerial Economics
Organizational Change
Capstone: Business Strategies