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Master of Social Work - MBA

Joint MBA/MSW Program

Earn a Dual MSW/MBA

The dual program is designed to provide social workers the skills they need to lead in their community.

The Dual MSW/MBA program allows students to earn both the Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration degrees. This program is ideal for social workers who wish to become leaders and managers within their organizations and communities.

Twelve credit hours of social work classes are applied towards the MBA program. The program is open only to students enrolled in either the MSW or MBA programs or MBA, MSW alumni.

About Our Faculty

Graduate Social Work

Quality education begins with quality teachers. Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a rewarding career in social work. Teaching high academic and practice standards through proven methods, evidence-based knowledge, and hands-on experience our faculty shape the study of social welfare and the practice of social work. They are committed to nurturing culturally competent and skilled social work professionals.

Graduate School of Business

The Newman University Graduate School of Business faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for leadership roles within large companies and organizations. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Job Outlook - Social Work

As a diverse helping profession with career opportunities in multiple sectors, social workers are involved in helping individuals or groups cope with overcoming problems in their everyday lives. Licensed social workers are commonly responsible for assessing clients’ needs, developing improvement plans, referring clients to community resources, responding to crisis situations, and advocating for human rights. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following is an overview of the job outlook for each of the major specialty areas in social work.

Quick Facts: Social Workers

2016 Median Pay

$46,890 per year
$22.54 per hour

Number of Jobs, 2016


Job Outlook, 2016-26

16% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2016-26


Job Outlook - MBA

Wichita is has a rich set of large employers and is home to the second largest private company in America: Koch Industries. It is also supported by the largest private company in America: Cargill. Other significant employers include Spirit AeroSystems, Via Christi Health and Textron Aviation, just to name a few. Wichita is also known for its undeniable entrepreneurial spirit and is home to many thriving small businesses.


An MBA will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties in management-level positions. Here are some examples of potential careers.

  • Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents
  • Logisticians
  • Transportation, storage, and distribution managers
  • Financial managers
  • Market research analysts, and marketing specialists
  • Marketing, and sales managers

Program Outcomes

Overall I was very impressed. I had a very personal relationship with all of my professors. All of my classes were small so I feel I had a very one-on-one education. I'm very happy I chose Newman.

- Kayla Heibert '16, MSW

"I went from being an (administrative) assistant with no degree at Cessna to a program manager with an MBA in three years."

- Tammy White '11, '13, MBA

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