If you’re a current student or recent graduate of PennWest’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program, you can add an MBA through our Global Online program and acquire the business, management and leadership skills you need to become a social work administrator.
This dual program is rooted in sound business principles and social work ethics. It introduces managerial and leadership principles, along with valuable concepts such as quantitative analysis and decision making. It will give you the business acumen required to manage a professional practice or take a leading role at a social service agency or non-profit organization.
The MBA portion of this dual degree program may be completed 100% online in a convenient asynchronous format. Or you may choose a blended on-campus and online study. You can earn the MBA in 15 months of full-time study, or on a part-time schedule. If you wish to study on-campus or through a combination of coursework, you must begin your MBA program in the Fall semester.
At least 660 hours of practicum give you the skills and expertise you need.
PennWest’s MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the MSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
When you focus your practicum on behavioral/mental health in a rural or medically underserved area, or on the opioid and substance abuse crisis.
Of PennWest’s MSW students are employed at graduation, according to a graduate study.
24 MBA Credits,
12 MSW Credits
Advantages of a Dual Degree
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a nine percent growth in the number of social workers needed in this country from 2021-2031, faster than the average for all occupations. When you combine your MSW with an MBA, the doors will be open to even more career opportunities in a variety of settings.
Like all specialized Master of Business Administration programs at PennWest Global Online, the concentration in social work administration includes:
In the three-credit capstone course, you’ll take part in simulated leadership experiences that demonstrate your ability to make ethical decisions regarding organizational strategy.
The MBA component prepares graduates to:
The MSW component prepares graduates to:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.