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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, IL,
The dual MSW/MBA program enables students to expand the scope of their studies and simultaneously pursue Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration degrees. 


The degree option instills students with superior social work practice, leadership and business skills, further demonstrating Aurora University’s commitment to serve the greater good.

Students will receive substantial business education that compliments their social work education and will prepare them for leadership roles in social service. By combining social work skills with core business knowledge, students will be ready to serve the greater good out in the community.

The foundation of the MSW/MBA dual degree program is the MSW curriculum. Students who complete the MSW leadership concentration, which is composed of a prescribed set of three MBA courses totaling nine credit hours, may apply those hours to their MBA studies as well. In addition, three credit hours obtained from MSW course Research 1: Methodology may be applied to the MBA, fulfilling the requirement for Applied Business Research.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Marketing Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Operations Management 
  • Strategic Management 
  • Managerial Accounting 

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:


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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).

  • A completed Graduate Application for Admission.
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all prior undergraduate and graduate colleges and/or universities. Aurora University accepts official electronic transcripts 
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with an average GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students with a GPA of less than 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Undergraduate curriculum must include three semester hours in statistics, research and physical assessment.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your professional or academic abilities.
  • Your Statement of Purpose 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      750 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      750 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 750 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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