MSW/Master of Business Administration

Students from this program earn a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School and a Master of Business Administration degree from Olin Business School. The program of study requires 100 credit hours, taken over three years.

The MSW/MBA prepares students with knowledge essential for 21st century leadership. The MBA program takes a global and experiential approach–in the first summer, students travel from St. Louis to Washington D.C. to Barcelona and Shanghai for a series of immersive experiential learning opportunities. In the MSW program, a focus on leadership, management and social entrepreneurship positions students to solve the most complex social problems in creative, fundable and sustainable ways.

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Application Information

New students applying to this dual-degree program must apply to the MSW program through Washington University Graduate Admissions Portal and also submit a separate application for the MBA program through the Olin Business School.  Current Washington University graduate students currently enrolled in the MBA program who wish to add the MSW should apply through Washington University Graduate Admissions Portal and are eligible for an application fee waiver when they submit their application.

Learn more about the MBA program and application.

Learn more about the MSW program and application.