ABOUT THE PROGRAM
KSU is committed to developing innovative programs that are responsive to the rapidly changing economic, social and political climate and to the interdependence of sectors (public, private and nonprofit). Therefore, KSU is offering the first dual degree MSW/MBA program in the state of Georgia. “In recent decades, social work practitioners have increasingly been called upon to think entrepreneurially to seek private funding and to collaborate with nongovernmental organizations to provide social services and goods” (c.f. Lee, 2016, p. 209). Similarly, companies have become more socially responsible because of consumer demand, employee morale, potential to develop new markets, and a desire to create sustainable business practices that focus on triple-bottom line (preserve wellbeing of people and planet while making a profit).
The Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA) Program is a dual degree offered by the WellStar College of Health and Human Service and the Coles College of Business Administration to meet this need. The objective of the dual degree program is to create future leaders and change agents who create “social value” by focusing on the triple-bottom line and initiate purposeful “social change.” The competencies acquired through the dual degrees will be sought after by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) units in companies, Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), and large managed care organizations (behavioral and physical health) to name a few. Additionally, graduates can also launch their own social entrepreneurial ventures, social enterprises and private practices. Hence, graduates can be employed by organizations in all three sectors (private, nonprofit and public).
In addition to meeting admission requirements, incoming students will also need to satisfy the foundation requirements for the MBA programs in one of the following two manners:
By having completed the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of “C” or better:
By completing the appropriate prerequisite modules in the areas of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Business Statistics. If admitted to the program, instructions will be provided for purchasing and completing the necessary modules. The cost is $200 per module.
This program only reviews applications for Summer semesters
International applicants: Refer to KSU policies for additional application requirements. http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/international_admissions.shtml
For the MSW/MBA program, additional information may be requested in order to better assess the candidate’s preparedness to enter the programs. For example, the program does not generally require standardized tests for admissions consideration, however, in certain cases the program may request candidates to take the GMAT or GRE exam in order for the admissions committee to assess their suitability for the programs.
If at any point before beginning classes in the dual degree program, an applicant or admitted student submits an official GMAT or GRE score to KSU, the submitted GMAT or GRE score may be used for consideration or reconsideration of an admissions decision.
APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES
This program accepts applications in Summer:
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Program Director: Dr. Monica Nandan
Program Office: 470/578-6630
Program Website: http://wellstarcollege.kennesaw.edu/swhs/msw-mba/index.php; http://coles.kennesaw.edu/mba/index.php