Grow Your Leadership, Advocacy and Business Skills with Carlow
Earn an online MSW and an online MBA in one program. Social workers are called on to lead in a variety of settings. A firm understanding of business allows you to be ethical and effective in diverse roles.
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Shape Your Career and the Social Work Profession with an MSW – MBA
When you complete our MSW – MBA dual degree program in as few as three years, you’ll have all the skills you need to run your own practice or work in a variety of high-level positions. Our program prepares you to be an advocate for the profession and the people you serve while having the ability to make effective business decisions. Specialize in either direct practice or macro practice to achieve your unique career goals.
Our supportive faculty members will help you achieve your goals through projects, fieldwork and study. Upon graduation, you’ll be an ethical and competent leader who can meet the challenges and opportunities of the social work profession.
The MSW-MBA Dual Degree program is also available on campus.
Our dual program curriculum is comprehensive and combines critical core knowledge in social work and business with low residency and fieldwork to prepare you for diverse roles.
After completing the 24-31 classes, consisting of 72-87 credits of engaging coursework, you’ll know how to manage employees, interpret data for decision-making, develop business plans and take on a multitude of high-level social work positions in areas where they can make a significant impact.Explore Curriculum
- Manage employees effectively
- Understand finance and employment law
- Use analytics and decision-making methodology
- Work as a professional social worker and apply for licensure
- Incorporate business and social work knowledge, values and ethics to operate a private practice or to take a leadership role in an organization
A firm understanding of business allows you to be effective in diverse roles, including running your own private practice or take on a leadership role in an organization.
Employment of social workers is expected to grow 9 percent between 2021 and 2031, resulting in 74,700 new jobs.1 Master’s degrees are preferred for most clinical social workers, and a firm understanding of business further prepares you to take on advanced roles. Learn to advocate for the profession and make ethical, effective managerial and financial decisions.Explore Careers
To apply for the MSW – MBA dual degree program, you’ll need:
- A completed online application.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
- A personal essay describing academic objectives.
- A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV).
- Two letters of recommendation.
- An interview with an admissions committee member (may be required).
- At least two years of work experience (preferred).
The MSW – MBA dual degree program at Carlow University consists of 72-87 credit hours and costs $675 per credit hour.
Carlow is committed to helping make your education affordable. Our team is here to provide any assistance you need as you pursue your master’s degrees in our program.View Tuition Details
Our responsive faculty and supportive community care deeply for students and work hard to help you meet your goals. Our full-time instructors have extensive experience in social work and business, which they apply to their teaching.Meet Our Faculty
When you join the Carlow family, you get an experienced and compassionate team dedicated to your personal and professional growth. Online learning at Carlow offers the flexibility you need while connecting you to a vibrant, close-knit and supportive community of instructors and learners.Discover Carlow Online
We understand that pursuing higher education is an investment. Carlow’s staff is always available to answer questions and connect you to resources for loans, grants, scholarships and employer benefits.Find Out More
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Yes. Our MSW program is CSWE accredited, and our MBA program is IACBE accredited.
To apply for the program, submit your application and transcripts, along with any other required information. Find out more about the application process.
Social workers are called on to lead in a variety of settings. A firm understanding of business allows you to be effective diverse roles, including running your own private practice, becoming a health services manager and more. Explore possible careers.
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