MBA/MSW Dual Degree

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As part of our MBA/MSW program you'll apply managerial and economic principles to social work practice. It's how our graduates lead highly effective service agencies and create new programs and policies. 

Our curriculum statement articulates our commitment to the promotion of social justice, the protection of human rights, and the necessity of addressing structural oppression and inequities in power and resources. 

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Program Details

This collaborative program between the School of Management and the School of Social Work leads to both an MBA and MSW and reduces the time and credits compared to completing the programs separately. While there is a reduction in total credit hours for the dual degree program, you must meet all other requirements for both degree programs.

We offer two MBA/MSW programs: Traditional and Advanced Standing.

Both MBA/MSW course of study options are full-time and on-campus only and incorporate our signature trauma-informed and human rights perspectives.

Traditional Advanced Standing

Traditional MBA/MSW Program

  • For students with a bachelor's degree in any undergraduate major
  • 900 total field placement hours (420 hour foundation placement + 480 hour advanced placement)
  • Full-time (3 years) and on-campus only
  • Students begin the program in the School of Management

This curriculum is effective Fall 2024. If you started your MSW program prior to Fall 2024, please follow the curriculum listed in the Student Handbook for the year in which you began your program.

First Year in Management

Fall Semester

MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers
MGB 610 Organizational Behavior
MGB 611 Team Skills
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers
MGO 658 Foundations in Entrepreneurship
MGG 635 Management Communications
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers

Spring Semester

MGA 605 Account. for Management Decision Making
MGE 604 Business Economics
MGO 620 Operations Management
MGO 640 Business Strategy
MGS 605 It Management
MBA Electives (6 credits)

Second Year in Management and Social Work

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year in Management and Social Work

Summer Semester

MBA Internship (3 credits, 150 contact hours)*

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

*The MBA internship requirement may be fulfilled through one of the Social Work field experiences, if completed in an administrative environment. If the requirement is filled through the Social Work field experience, the student must complete three additional management elective credits.

MBA/MSW Tuition Structure

MBA/MSW students will be billed the full-time MBA tuition rate during the semesters they are only taking MBA courses, and the full-time MSW rate when they are only taking  MSW courses. 

During the semesters in which students take coursework from both departments, the full-time tuition rate of the school in which the student has registered for the majority of their credits will be used.

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