MBA Fellowship - Nursing

MBA Fellowship - Nursing

MBA Fellowship - Leadership in Nursing Practice

Rohrer MBA Fellowships

The MBA Fellowship Program is made possible through the generosity of the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation.

The MBA Fellowship Program is designed for full-time professionals seeking to pursue the MBA part-time to complement expertise in NursingEngineering, Medicine, and/or Innovations and Impact. MBA Fellowship applications are accepted from new applicants to the MBA program each semester (see MBA Fellowship Eligibility Requirements section below for details).

To be chosen for the prestigious status of a Rohrer MBA Fellow, awardees will demonstrate strong potential to lead corporate, for-profit and not-for-profit, and/or government enterprises. Enthusiastic and talented high achievers in their current roles, MBA Fellows will know how to attain results. They are nurses that envision means to only one end: improved patient outcomes. They are valued and respected by peers, supervisors, direct reports, and mentors. MBA Fellows are change agents that seek to advance and grow in alignment with Rohrer MBA Pillars: Entrepreneurial Thinking, Responsible Leadership and Social Impact, Business Analytics, and Technology Agility.

Rohrer MBA Fellows will be active participants in initiatives that further shape a culture in which students thrive through academic experiences and shared community connections. They will build strong networks at Rowan while collaborating with stakeholders such as the MBA Program Team in developing MBA networking opportunities or Expert Webinar series, the Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board, the Rowan Centers for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Responsible Leadership, and Business faculty focused on research relevant to the industry expertise of the Fellow. The Fellows may also coordinate with the Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board to serve as invited guest visitors to the Rohrer Executive Advisory Council meetings when graduate program topics are on the agenda. Fellows have the opportunity to focus on initiatives at Rohrer that best match their strengths and career aspirations.


Rohrer MBA Fellowship for Leadership in Nursing Practice

This Fellowship supports pursuit of an MBA by health professionals seeking to leverage nursing and business expertise to better support patients, patients’ families, local communities, and fellow professionals in medicine. Rohrer MBA Leadership in Nursing Practice Fellows are committed to developing business acumen to complement expertise in healthcare to improve patient outcomes from providing safe, quality care in a fiscally responsible way. Goals might include developing operational or technological innovations, transforming how healthcare is provided in communities, advocating and lobbying for quality improvement management of policies and regulations, altering the supply chain to solve a cost-quality equation, and/or refining corporate practices of medicine and/or the economic impact of advanced practice provider practices.

Current professional roles or targeted career paths for graduate students might include: registered professional nurse, advanced practice nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse leader, certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), certified nurse midwife (CNM), transitional care coordinator, community health nurse, nursing informaticist. 

Rohrer MBA Fellowship - Funding Awards

  • MBA Fellows are each granted a funding award upon being selected to participate in the program
  • Awards range from $1,500 - 5,000 total per student 
  • Awards are distributed over the lifetime of MBA studies on a semester-by-semester basis (evenly distributed across each graduate course taken)


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