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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Social Work MSW/MBA


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The MSW/MBA program applies managerial and economic principles to social work practice and enables students to earn both a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Social Work (MSW). This collaborative program between the UB School of Management and the UB School of Social Work reduces the time and credits compared to completing the programs separately. The MSW/MBA program offers both traditional and advanced standing tracks. Both MSW/MBA course of study options are full-time and on-campus only and incorporate our signature trauma-informed and human rights perspectives.

The MBA is a valuable credential that can be paired with a number of professional degrees, offering advanced business training concurrently to students pursing professional credentials.  The School of Management offers 6 such “collaborative” offerings:  the MBA/AuD for speech pathologists, the MBA/Real Estate Development MS for planners and developers, the MBA/DDS for aspiring dentists, the MBA/MPH for public health professionals, and the MBA in combination with our surgical residency, for surgeons-in-training.  Contact the School of Management for more information about these time-saving “collaborative” program opportunities.

Curriculum


Traditional MSW/MBA Program


  • For students with a bachelor’s degree in any undergraduate major
  • 900 total field placement hours (420 hour foundation placement + 480 hour advanced placement)
  • Full-time (3 years) and on-campus only
  • Students begin the program in the School of Management

First Year in Management


Second Year in Management & Social Work


Third Year in Management & Social Work


*The MBA internship requirement may be fulfilled through one of the Social Work field experiences, if completed in an administrative environment. If the requirement is filled through the Social Work field experience, the student must complete 3 additional management elective credits.

Summer Semester (3 credits)

  • MBA Internship Credits: 3  (150 contact hours) *
Fall Semester (16 credits)

Spring Semester (12 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 96


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Advanced Standing MSW/MBA Program


  • For students with a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited program that meet the additional requirements
  • 480 total field placement hours (one 480 hour advanced placement)
  • Full-time (2 years) and on-campus only
  • Students begin the program in the School of Management

First Year in Management


*The MBA internship requirement may be fulfilled through one of the Social Work field experiences, if completed in an administrative environment. If the requirement is filled through the Social Work field experience, the student must complete 3 additional management elective credits.

Second Year in Management & Social Work


Fall Semester (16.5 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 71


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Instruction Method


  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time

Credits Required


  • 71-96 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 3 Years

Application Fee


  • $100

Admission Tests **


  • GMAT
  • GRE

Program Contact


Lauren McGowan
685 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: swinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-1254

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.

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