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Masters - Joint MSW/MBA

Newman University offers a dual masters program enabling students to earn both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees. Twelve credit hours of social work classes are applied to both degree programs. 

The program is open only to students enrolled in either the MSW or the MBA program at Newman University. Admission to each program of study is separate – i.e., applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of each program independent of the other. Students enrolled in one of the two programs must be admitted to the other program prior to completing their first degree. Both degrees are awarded simultaneously – i.e., the student does not earn first one degree, then the other.

Master of Business Administration

Application Requirements

  1. Full admission: Undergraduate degree (any major), with a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall or 3.2 in the final 60 hours of coursework.
  2. Conditional admission: Applicants not meeting the minimum GPA requirements for unconditional admission may still be considered for admission with other evidence of ability to complete the program of study. Contact the director of graduate admissions for specifics.
  3. Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed the following four courses: College Algebra, Macroeconomics, Probability and Statistics, and Financial Accounting. (In lieu of the course in Financial Accounting, applicants may substitute a one-week, intensive class in accounting offered by the university in an evening and Saturday format. Contact the Director of the MBA program for specifics.)
  4. Applicants planning to enroll in the MIS concentration must have completed the following courses (or the equivalent): Introductory Programming, Database Applications, MIS Principles, and Computer Network Concepts.
  5. Three letters of reference. One letter should address scholarship, one character and one professional experience.

Progress Towards Degree

  • A student in the M.B.A. program of study must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to remain in good standing. If a student’s GPA falls below a 3.0, s/he is automatically placed on academic probation. The student may remain on probation for no more than two semesters or less at the discretion of the School.
  • If a student earns a grade of “C” in more than two courses, s/he is automatically dismissed from the program.
  • If a student earns a grade of “D” or”F” in any course, s/he is automatically dismissed from the program.

Required Courses

32 total credit hours including:

Core Courses:

  • BSAD 6101 Business Research
  • BSAD 6104 Accounting*
  • BSAD 6203 Organizational Behavior
  • BSAD 6303 Managerial Economics
  • BSAD 6403 Marketing Management
  • BSAD 6503 Financial Management 1
  • BSAD 8913 Strategic Management

*Students with undergraduate degrees in accounting (or other significant study in accounting – e.g., a minor) may substitute an accounting-related elective for this course, subject to availability.

And a concentration in Finance, International Business, Leadership, Management, or Management Information Systems as indicated below:

Concentration in Finance:

  • BSAD 6513 International Financial Mgt
  • BSAD 6523 Financial Management 2
  • BSAD 6553 Financial Statement Analysis
  • BSAD 6573 Treasury Management

Concentration in Finance:

  • BSAD 6513 International Financial Mgt
  • BSAD 6523 Financial Management 2
  • BSAD 6553 Financial Statement Analysis
  • BSAD 6573 Treasury Management

Concentration in Leadership:

  • BSAD 6033 Org Change & Devel
  • BSAD 6093 Negotiation & Influence
  • BSAD 6623 Leadership
  • BSAD 6913 Business & Society

Concentration in Management:

  • BSAD 6033 Org Change & Devel
  • BSAD 6613 Mgt Information Systems
  • BSAD 6713 Operations Management
  • BSAD 6913 Business & Society

 

Master of Social Work

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to Newman University.
  2. Completion of specified undergraduate liberal arts courses including human biology.
  3. A personal statement, which is part of the letter of intent.
  4. Three letters of reference.
  5. 3.0 GPA in upper division courses.

Required Courses

70 credit hours including:

Core Courses:

  • SWK 6103 Human Behav & Soc Environ 1*
  • SWK 6153 Hist & Phil of Soc Wrk*
  • SWK 6253 Research 1*
  • SWK 6503 Generalist Pract 1*
  • SWK 6703 Human Behav & Soc Environ 2*
  • SWK 6803 Soc Pol & Macro Pract*
  • SWK 7003 Research 2*
  • SWK 7103 Generalist Pract 2*
  • SWK 7213 Fam Theory
  • SWK 7303 Family Centered Pract
  • SWK 7403 Psychopath & Assessment
  • SWK 7503 Adv Pract W/Families
  • SWK 7513 Family Centered Policy
  • SWK 7603 Practice Eval & Supervision
  • SWK 8004 Field Practicum 1*
  • SWK 8101 Integrative Seminar 1*
  • SWK 8204 Field Practicum 2*
  • SWK 8301 Integrative Seminar 2*
  • SWK 8405 Field Practicum 3
  • SWK 8501 Integrative Seminar 3
  • SWK 8705 Field Practicum 4
  • SWK 8801 Integrative Seminar 4

Non-Thesis Option:

  • SWK 8903 Comprehensive Sem
  • SWK 6883 Selected Topics: SWK (must be approved by program director) or
  • SWK 7543 Iss of Econ & Soc Justice or
  • SWK 7553 Substance Abuse or
  • SWK 7573 Soc Serv & Women’s Iss or
  • SWK 7593 Child Welfare Pol & Pract

Thesis Option:

  • SWK 7953 Research Seminar
  • SWK 8953 Thesis in Fam-Centered Pract

* Courses waived for BSW students in the Advanced Standing Program.

Joint MSW/MBA Program of Study

The dual degree program requirements are as follows:

Master of Social Work (MSW)

70 total credit hours, including:

Core courses:

  • SWK 6103 Human Behav & Soc Environ 1*
  • SWK 6153 Hist & Phil of Soc Work *
  • SWK 6253 Research*1
  • SWK 6503 Generalist Pract 1*
  • SWK 6703 Human Behav & Soc Environ 2 *
  • SWK 6803 Soc Pol & Macro Pract*
  • SWK 7003 Research 2 *
  • SWK 7103 Generalist Pract 2*
  • SWK 7213 Fam Theor
  • SWK 7303 Family Centered Pract
  • SWK 7403 Psychopath & Assessment
  • SWK 7503 Adv Pract w/Families
  • SWK 7513 Family Centered Policy
  • SWK 7603 Practice Eval & Supervision
  • SWK 8004 Field Practicum 1*
  • SWK 8101 Integrative Seminar 1*
  • SWK 8204 Field Practicum 2*
  • SWK 8301 Integrative Seminar 2*
  • SWK 8405 Field Practicum 3
  • SWK 8501 Integrative Seminar 3
  • SWK 8705 Field Practicum 4
  • SWK 8801 Integrative Seminar 4

Non-Thesis Option:

  • SWK 8903 Comprehensive Sem
  • SWK 6883 Selected Topics: SWK (must be approved by program director) or
  • SWK 7543 Iss of Econ & Soc Justice or
  • SWK 7553 Substance Abuse or
  • SWK7573 Soc Serv &Women’s Iss or
  • SWK 7593 Child Welfare Pol & Pract

Thesis Option:

  • SWK 7953 Research Seminar
  • SWK 8953 Thesis in Fam-Centered Pract

* Courses waived for BSW students in the Advanced Standing Program

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

32 total credit hours, as follows:

  • BSAD 6101 Business Research
  • BSAD 6104 Accounting
  • BSAD 6203 Organizational Behavior
  • BSAD 6303 Managerial Economics
  • BSAD 6403 Marketing Management
  • BSAD 6503 Financial Management
  • BSAD 8913 Strategic Mgt.
  • SWK 6153 Hist & Phil of Soc Work
  • SWK 6703 Human Behav & Soc Environ 2
  • SWK 6803 Soc Pol & Macro Pract
  • SWK 7003 Research 2

NOTE: Italicized courses count for credit in both the MSW and the MBA programs of study.