About the MBA and Social Work
Prepare for a leadership role in social work administration.
Combine your Master of Social Work degree with an MBA designed specifically to build business, management and leadership skills for social work administrators.
PennWest California’s MBA in Social Work Administration supplements your MSW degree with the business knowledge required to manage a professional practice or take a leading role at a social service agency or nonprofit organization.
The Master of Business Administration portion of this dual degree program can be completed 100% online or through blended on-campus and online study. You can earn the MBA in 15 months of full-time study, or on a part-time schedule.
Students wishing to study on-campus or through a combination of on-campus and online coursework (multi-modal) must begin their MBA program in the Fall semester.
Develop specialized skills in social work administration.
This program is intended for students currently enrolled in PennWest California’s accredited MSW program or for recent graduates of an approved Master of Social Work program. It introduces managerial and leadership principles, along with skills in quantitative analysis and decision-making that add value to your MSW degree.
As a graduate of the dual MBA-MSW programs, your commitment to service will be rooted in sound business principles and social-work ethics. You’ll be well prepared for leadership roles in a variety of public, private and nonprofit settings.