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Online Dual MSW/MBA: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

57 total credits required

Enhance your social work skill sets and qualify for leadership opportunities through advanced coursework, field practice, and an exploration of essential business topics.

The online MSW/MBA program from Our Lady of the Lake University is designed for BSW students or practicing social workers who want to earn an MSW degree while also pursuing business coursework. Students must have a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program. This program features a curriculum that combines both an MSW and MBA core and allows you to earn a valuable dual credential in just 2.5 years. Courses focus on the unique needs of the Hispanic community to position you to better serve the fastest-growing population in the United States.

The dual program is designed for students who want to pursue advanced roles. You will complete 500 hours of supervised field experience and 22 courses, building the skills to lead organizations and promote human rights and social justice.

Advanced Standing Program Courses

Critical analysis of theories and perspectives on Hispanic child and family development, functioning, and interaction in the social context.

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Study of basic concepts related to the development and assessment of abnormal behavior. Content focuses on major mental disorders, the diagnostic/assessment process and its application in a variety of settings, the use of assessment tools such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

This course prepares students for social work practice with Hispanic families and youth, including theory, engagement, assessment, interventions and evaluation. This course will focus on theoretical frameworks and perspectives, research, practice and intervention strategies specific to social work practice when working with Hispanic Families and Youth.

This course prepares students for social work practice with Hispanic elders, including culture, theory, engagement, assessment, interventions and evaluation.

Formative and summative evaluation methods employed to determine the effectiveness of programs and interventions in working with Hispanic children and families.

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Study and practice of academic-level and Social Work-specific writing methods and document design, with research applications and development of general and specialized writing skills included.

Critical analysis of US social policies and social welfare programs utilizing theories of power and oppression to understand issues of human rights, and social and economic justice impacting Hispanic children and families.

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Seminar designed to ensure students integrate their required graduate social work coursework with the experiential learning in their field education internship. Provides opportunity for students to demonstrate attainment of core competencies. Concentration is social work practice Hispanic children and families. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 8356. Open only to online students.

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First of three sequenced courses. Required field placement in approved human service organization under the instruction and supervision of licensed master’s level social worker. Concentration is social work practice with Hispanic children and families. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 7157. A minimum of 500 clock hours in an agency must be completed and equally distributed over three terms. Open only to online students. Pass/Fail.

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Seminar designed to ensure students integrate their required graduate social work coursework with the experiential learning in their field education internship. Provides opportunity for students to demonstrate attainment of core competencies. Concentration is social work practice Hispanic children and families. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 8256. Open only to online students.

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Second of three field sequence courses. Required field placements in approved human service organizations under the instruction and supervision of licensed master’s level social workers. Concentration is social work practice with Hispanic children and families. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 7158. A minimum of 500 clock hours in an agency must be completed and equally distributed over three terms. Open only to online students. Pass/Fail.

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Seminar designed to ensure students integrate their required graduate social work coursework with the experiential learning in their field education internship. Provides opportunity for students to demonstrate attainment of core competencies. Concentration is social work practice Hispanic children and families. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 8257. Open only to online students.

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Third of three field sequence courses. Required field placements in approved human service organizations under the instruction and supervision of licensed master’s level social workers. Concentration is social work practice with Hispanic children and families. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 7159. A minimum of 500 clock hours in an agency must be completed and equally distributed over three terms. Open only to online students. Pass/Fail.

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MBA Program Courses

In this course, students will undertake a legal and ethical study of business. This includes its origins and developing impact on society, the judicial system, cost of litigation vs. alternative dispute resolution techniques, and current issues at the federal and state level in areas such as contract, torts, product liability, deceptive trade, property, business enterprises, electronic commerce, employment and international law. The class focuses on ethical dilemmas faced in today’s business environment.

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Look at management information as a corporate resource to effect strategic advantage in this course, which includes Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT) resources for managerial decision-making, information literacy for managers, and IT-related legal, ethical, and social issues. Students are exposed to current and developing IS/IT trends and techniques to support business best practices within cultural, political, and business environments.

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This course examines the complex role of the manager in strategic planning, leadership, power, communication, motivation and decision-making.

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Examine control issues of complex organizations in this course, which includes strategic planning, implementation, coordination of accounting into the planning process, design and control of responsibility centers, development of budgetary models, generally accepted accounting principles, performance measurements, price and costly models, and internal controls. (This is a 15 week course.)

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This course provides an overview and case study of issues and problems in management of the operations function along the supply chain. Topics include strategy, quality management, just-in-time process improvement management, customer and supplier relations, forecasting, and supply chain measurement and benchmarking.

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In this class, students explore strategic planning for domestic and international market problems, as well as effective direction and control of marketing operations and strategies of the firm. Emphasis is placed on managing the marketing function within the organizational structure.

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This course emphasizes the development of skills necessary for sound financial decision-making within a firm. Topics covered include financial ratio analysis, capital budgeting, risk and return analysis and financial forecasting.

Analyze the global economy in which business operates today in this course. Attention centers on the key policy issues and major economic forces that affect business activity and the tools necessary to evaluate them. The course also explores the role played by the U.S. and world financial markets in influencing domestic and global economic environments.

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This is an integrated capstone course to be taken in the final term. The class examines the role of top management in creating a vision for the enterprise and integrating resources to achieve a competitive advantage in carrying out its mission. Focus is on total enterprise objectives with societal values in a global economy. Prerequisite: BLAW 8301 or HCMG 7320 (Healthcare Management Specialization only), MGMT 8334, ACCT 8310, FINC 8329 or HCMG 7361 (Healthcare Management Specialization only), MKTG 8305, CISS 8319, MGMT 8347, ECON 8305, and enrollment in final term of the MBA Program.

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