The MSW/MBA dual degree develops knowledge and skills in working with individuals, families and groups, as well as organizational dynamics, marketing, decision sciences, accounting and human relations. Students interested in working in the management of human services and not-for-profit organizations will develop knowledge of human resources, philanthropic and corporate social responsibility, organizational development and information management.
Prospective students must apply to both the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the USC Marshall School of Business.
The MSW/MBA requires completion of a total of 96 units: 48 in the Marshall School of Business and 48 in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
Course requirements in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work include the required courses outlined in the Social Work (MSW) section of the catalogue. Students will take their remaining MSW units in department core courses in the Department of Social Change and Innovation (SCI). Students will be advised into the appropriate courses.
Course requirements in the Marshall School of Business include all required courses in an MBA program and graduate business electives sufficient to bring the total units completed in the Marshall School of Business to at least 48. Dual degree students may not count courses taken outside the Marshall School of Business toward the 48 units. For MBA admission and degree requirements, visit USC Marshall School of Business.
The MBA and the MSW degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of all program requirements.