Aurora University

Detailed curriculum

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

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 are in need of 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 Administrative Leadership specialization an opportunity to simultaneously earn their MBA degree.

Students in the program will receive substantial business education that compliments 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 the MSW tuition rate.

The foundation of the MSW/MBA dual degree program is the MSW curriculum. Students who complete the MSW Administrative Leadership specialization (which is composed of three MBA and MPA courses totaling nine semester hours) may apply those hours to their MBA studies as well.

Consequently, a MSW student in the Administrative Leadership concentration may also complete the MBA by successfully completing the following additional courses:

Marketing Management (3)
Leadership and Org Behavior (3)
Managerial Accounting (3)
Corporate Finance (3)
Operations Management (3)
Applied Business Research (3)
Strategic Management (3)
Human Resource Management (3)
Data Analytics (3)
Communication Management (3)
Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3)

Students completing the MSW/MBA earn both the Administrative Leadership specialization and the dual MSW/MBA degree upon completing these degree requirements.