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Master of Social Work


MSW-MBA Combined Degree

This dual degree program pairs management and empowerment so that our graduates are uniquely poised to explore and tackle social issues while also having a savvy and ethical business sense.

As the only MSW-MBA program in Iowa, St. Ambrose University provides a degree program that is relevant and important in today's business climate, as well as various social work outlets. Students will graduate with the ability to execute systemic skills that move agencies and corporations forward in an ever-changing market. Download the MSW-MBA fact sheet (pdf)


Students must be admitted to both the MBA and MSW programs. MSW students enter the MBA program in the second year of the three-year curriculum.
MBA Admissions
MSW Admissions

Credit Summary (84 credits)
  • 57 MSW (3 MBA credits apply)
  • 27 MBA (12 MSW credits apply)

Students will use 9 credits of the MSW for MBA elective and 3 credits of articulated coursework. Students will use 3 credits of the MBA for an MSW elective.

The sequence of courses to take over three years is mapped out for you here.