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Dual Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration Program, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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By pursuing this Dual Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration Program from Aurora University, you will open doors to leadership opportunities.


Those may be managing the business side of a social work agency, or enhancing your business acumen by having an expertise in interpersonal relations. You will excel in both realms. The Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration programs from Aurora University are strong by themselves, but even stronger when combined.

Studying social work and business does more than teach you the skills you need for a successful career, it challenges you to see the world in a new way. Overall, these programs give you the insight and understanding to discover what matters and lead a more fulfilling life.

Career options:

  • Social services manager
  • Executive director
  • Development officer
  • Grant program manager
  • Entrepreneur / small business owner
  • Community development leader

Programme Structure

Program structure
  • Approximately 27 semester hours core social work curriculum plus 15 semester hours of advanced social work curriculum
  • Approximately 33 semester hours of business curriculum
  • The remainder of courses can be chosen from a pool of electives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply online here.
  • Official transcripts from schools attended in the United States 
  • Certified copies of all official transcripts from international schools attended 
  • Official certified evaluations of all non-English academic transcripts from international schools attended 
  • English competency test OR standardized test
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • 1 Personal Statement
  • Statement of Financial Resources International students applying for an I-20 Student Visa must submit the Statement of Financial Resources form
  • Copy of current passport.
  • Copy of I-94 may be obtained online here.
  • Copy of Visa only if applicants are currently in the U.S. or holding a valid U.S. Visa. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    600 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    600 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Aurora

  • 1120 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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