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Baylor University Regents Approve New Joint MSW/MBA Degree Program

Feb. 15, 2012

As the demand for social workers increases with the privatization of social services, so does the need for social workers to be prepared to serve as leaders of human service organizations. The joint MSW/MBA degree program through the Baylor School of Social Work and Hankamer School of Business will prepare graduates to assume higher positions of authority and responsibility within their respective organizations by incorporating social work values of faith and practice with ethical business practices. Graduates will be prepared to effectively and faithfully implement financial strategies, transform organizational behavior and activate marketing strategies to sustain and improve human service organizations.

"The joint MSW/MBA degree will provide an opportunity for graduate students to increase their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between social work and business administration," said Diana Garland, Ph.D., dean of the School of Social Work. "The combined degrees will prepare social work and business administration graduates to serve as administrators, executive directors and innovators in human service organizations nationally and internationally, serving in developing countries or underserved urban areas where human needs are great and resources are scarce."

The MSW/MBA program is expected to begin in fall 2012.

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