Social Work MSW/MBA

School of Social Work

Program Description

The MSW/MBA program applies managerial and economic principles to social work practice and enables students to earn both Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees. 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 MBA/MSW program offers both Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks and incorporates 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 pursuing professional credentials. The School of Management offers six 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.

Program Contact

Lauren McGowan
685 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1254
Fax: 716-645-3456

Instruction Method

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

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 96 Hours


  • 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $100

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.