The School of Management and the School of Social Work offer a three-year program leading to both a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This dual degree program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a two-year MBA program and a two-year MSW program. Each candidate must meet all the degree requirements of each program, except for the reduction in total credit hours over the two degree programs as described in this document. Students will complete a total of 96 credit hours, which will consist of 48 in management and 48 in social work. A typical schedule of coursework is outlined below.
Students wishing to pursue the dual degree program should complete the dual MSW/MBA application, but plan to begin the MBA their first year. Applications for the MBA program must be submitted online through the graduate application website.
Information for the MBA program can be obtained online through the School of Management website. Personal advisement is available by contacting Jennifer VanLaeken, Assistant Director of Recruitment.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the GRE is required for admission to the MBA Program. Dual degree applicants must complete one semester of college level calculus with a "B" grade or better or two semesters with a "C" grade or better.
The complete application file must be submitted by the May deadline, prior to the fall semester in which the applicant intends to begin the MBA portion of the program.
Information for the Social Work program can be obtained online through the School of Social Work website. Personal advisement is available by contacting Kathryn Kendall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment.
Admission will be limited to students who have demonstrated superior capabilities.
Students taking each degree separately would take 120 credits. The dual degree option reduces total hours required by 24 credits. 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.
+The MBA internship requirement may be fulfilled through one of the Social Work Field Experiences, if completed in an administrative environment.