Master of Social Work/Master of Business Administration
This program is offered in the AU Online format.
The Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA) program is designed to enable graduate students to expand the scope of their studies and simultaneously pursue the MSW and MBA degrees. Social service agencies need social work professionals who also have the skills, knowledge and ability to expertly lead. To meet such a need, the School of Social Work and MBA program have teamed to provide MSW students who are earning the Leadership Administration track an opportunity to simultaneously earn their MBA degree.
Students in the program will receive substantial business education that complements their social work education and will prepare them for leadership roles in social service. The program also maintains the integrity of both the MSW and MBA degrees and makes the dual degree attainable at 54 semester hours (with advanced social work standing) or 84 hours (without advanced social work standing). Students must meet the requirements of the MSW program for admission, will be jointly advised by the Social Work and MBA programs, and will be billed a hybrid tuition rate.
The foundation of the MSW/MBA dual degree program is the MSW curriculum. Students who complete the MSW Leadership Administration track* (which is composed of three specific MBA courses totaling nine semester hours) may apply those hours to their MBA studies as well. Students must successfully complete all MSW and MBA courses in order to graduate with both degrees.
Program Requirements - Master of Social Work
|SWK-6140||Social Welfare Policy and Institutions||3|
|Human Behavior and Social Environment|
|SWK-6150||HBSE I: Theories of Human Development I||3|
|SWK-6160||HBSE II: Theories of Human Development II||3|
|Social Work Practice Theory and Methods|
|SWK-6370||Social Work Practice With Individuals and Families||3|
|SWK-6381||Social Work Practice With Groups||3|
|SWK-6382||Social Work Practice With Communities and Organizations||3|
|SWK-6250||Social Work Research Methods||3|
|Generalist Field Instruction|
|SWK-6730||Field Instruction I: Generalist Internship||3|
|SWK-6740||Field Instruction Ii: Generalist Internship||3|
|Social Work Practice and Policy|
|SWK-6500||Social Work Perspectives on Psychopathology||3|
|SWK-6511||Clinical Social Work Practice||3|
|SWK-6521||Advanced Clinical Social Work||3|
|SWK-6533||Advanced Social Policy||3|
|Advanced Field Instruction|
|SWK-6750||Field Instruction III||3|
|SWK-6760||Field Instruction IV||3|
|Social Work Elective|
|Select 6 semester hours of SWK coursework:||6|
|Leadership Administration Track Courses 1|
|MBA-6030||Leadership and Organizational Behavior 2||3|
|MBA-6200||Human Resource Management 2||3|
|MBA-6350||Nonprofit Management and Leadership 2||3|
Must obtain a "B" or higher in all track courses
Students who complete the MSW Leadership Administration track (which is composed of MBA-6030 Leadership and Organizational Behavior, MBA-6200 Human Resource Management, MBA-6350 Nonprofit Management and Leadership) totaling nine semester hours) may apply those hours to their MBA studies as well.
Program Requirements - Master of Business Administration
|MBA-6030||Leadership and Organizational Behavior 1||3|
|MBA-6045||Budgeting and Financial Management||3|
|MBA-6085||Ethics and Decision Making||3|
|Required Elective Courses|
|Select 15 semester hours of the following:||15|
|Applied Business Research|
|Applied Research, Insights, and Evaluation|
|Human Resource Management 1|
|Nonprofit Management and Leadership 1|
|Global Business Immersion|
|Project Management Planning|
|Project Management Execution|
|Leadership of Not-For-Profit Organizations|
|Leading Organizational Development|
Students who complete MBA-6030 Leadership and Organizational Behavior, MBA-6200 Human Resource Management,MBA-6350 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (totaling nine semester hours) may apply those hours to their the MSW Leadership Administration track.
Graduate Degree Requirements
- Completion of all coursework specified by the graduate program.
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or higher if specified by the graduate program.
- Submission of all pre-graduation materials required by the graduate program.
- Acceptance of thesis or other required final project by the graduate program.
- Submission of two copies of approved thesis or project in a specified form together with payment of binding fee where applicable.
- Submission of Application for Graduation and payment of any graduation fees assessed by the university.
- In the case of certification programs, submission of all governmental forms.
- Residency Requirement: A minimum of 25% percent of the total credits required for the completion of the graduate degree or post-baccalaureate certificate or credential must be earned at Aurora University. Individual programs may establish more extensive residency requirements, including requirements that specific coursework be completed at Aurora University.
Master of Social Work
- Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
- Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
- Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
- Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice
- Engage in Policy Practice
- Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
- Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
- Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
- Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Master of Business Administration
- The student will demonstrate a mastery of communication appropriate to the field of business administration. The student will master the ability to participate in and contribute to the business decision-making process, including the ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
- The student will demonstrate master’s-level competency in effective collaboration in the context of business administration. The student will demonstrate an ability to collaboratively lead, motivate, and manage a diverse workplace within and across organizations, nonprofit institutions, and community stakeholders.
- The student will demonstrate master’s-level competency in business administration research and analysis. The student will be able to engage in data-driven decision-making in the context of business administration. The student will master the ability to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions.
- The student will demonstrate a master’s-level competency in ethical decision-making. The student will be able to articulate and apply a corporate social responsibility values perspective, including the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and systematically apply ethical principles to identify appropriate courses of action.
- The student will demonstrate a masters-level competency in the discipline of business administration. The student will be able to demonstrate expertise in foundational and contemporary business administration theories and research (e.g., marketing, organizational behavior, financial management, managerial accounting, operations management, and strategic planning).
- The student will master the ability to apply disciplinary knowledge. The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply the functional areas of business as a manager (e.g., marketing, organizational behavior, financial management, managerial accounting, operations management, and strategic planning).