The MSW/MBA dual degree equips the BSW professional with interdisciplinary expertise in social work, business, and healthcare leadership. At Southern, this means building a wholistic, Christ-centered philosophy for leadership, management, and research.
The School of Social Work now offers two participation options for select courses based on their learning purposes and content. Students may choose to attend these courses in person on campus or synchronously via Zoom every other Sunday during the semester. All other course requirements for both groups of students are completed online. All students, whether full time or part time, Foundation or Advanced placement, can choose to complete the program fully online.
Designed to meet the needs of the broadest spectrum of students, official classes meet twice a month on Sundays with the option of joining virtually or in person. In between class sessions, all students complete course assignments online.
To qualify for the dual degree program, students must be accepted into both the Schools of Social Work and Business. Typically, students focus on completing classes from one degree at a time, though overlap is acceptable if scheduling allows.
With a bachelor's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited institution, qualifying students can typically complete the dual master’s program in 24 months (six semesters) on a full-time basis.
This list includes requirements for both the School of Business and the School of Social Work:
These possible exceptions do not extend to international students, who must provide an official GMAT score and a TOEFL score of at least 100 (Internet-based) as a prerequisite for acceptance.
All application steps are to be fully completed by the dates listed.
|Fall||July 1||May 1|
|Summer||April 1 (MBA program only)||February 1 (MBA program only)|
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered international students and must meet additional requirements for admission.
View international-student admission requirements »
International students who will be coming to Southern's campus need additional information about travel documents and living on campus.
|MSW CORE Courses||Credits|
|SOCW 608||Advanced Social Policy||3|
|SOCW 611||Advanced Clinical Practice: Clinical Interventions||3|
|SOCW 612||Advanced Administrative Practice: Program Development||3|
|SOCW 617||Advanced Clinical Practice: Clinical Assessment, Psychopathology and Psychotherapeutic Skills||3|
|SOCW 618||Advanced Administrative Practice: Administrative and Leadership Skills||3|
|SOCW 620||Advanced Portfolio Seminar I||1|
|SOCW 621||Advanced Portfolio Seminar II||1|
|SOCW 641||Integration of Faith and Advanced Practice: Seminar I||1|
|SOCW 642||Integration of Faith and Advanced Practice: Seminar II||1|
|SOCW 647||Advanced Practicum||1-5|
|MSW Core Subtotal 24|
|MBA Core Courses||Credits|
|BUAD 510||Accounting for Control and Decision Making||3|
|BUAD 530||Organizational Behavior||3|
|BUAD 535||Operations Management||3|
|BUAD 555||Leadership and Change||3|
|BUAD 562||Integrating Faith and Business||3|
|BUAD 570||Strategic Decision Making||3|
|HADM 532||Healthcare Economics and Finance||3|
|HADM 552||Healthcare Marketing and Human Resources||3|
|MBA Core Subtotal 24|
|BEXM 505||Legal Framework of Decisions||3|
|BHRM 510||Human Resource Management||3|
|ECON 521||Managerial Economics||3|
|Management Emphasis Subtotal 12|
|Also required if lacking undergraduate equivalents:
ACCT 505 Financial Accounting, 3 hours
FNCE 505 Principles of Finance, 3 hours
I am here to help if you have any questions about applying to the programs or enrolling. You are welcome to email or call for information about everything from admission to graduation. I look forward to working with you.
Graduate Enrollment Counselor