This specialization prepares students for leadership in human service, governmental and non-profit organizations.
Within two to three years of graduation, most social workers take on some management responsibilities, such as supervision, budget management, program planning or committee work. Others actively seek mid- or senior management roles in areas such as volunteer management, program planning and evaluation, community relations, fundraising, foundation work or corporate social responsibility.
Faculty who teach our management courses are highly skilled, experienced human service CEOs and senior executives who bring real-life experience to the classroom. Coursework teaches students to assess organizational performance and implement best practices, as well as train for financial management responsibilities, supervision of employees and volunteers, fundraising and grant writing.
Marketable skills gained within this specialization enhance the future career and financial advancement opportunities for alumni. Graduates find employment within a variety of nonprofit, governmental and for-profit organizations providing social and human services.
SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS: 9 CREDITS
- Leading and Managing Employees, Volunteers and Teams (3 credits)
- Leadership and Management of Human Service Organizations (3 credits)
- Financial Management (3 credits)
The Management specialization requires 120 hours of management tasks during the concentration practicum. Sample Management practicum sites include:
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- Girl Scouts
- Girls on the Run
- Delmar Divine
The Brown School’s Professional Development department offers a variety of Intensive Training Institutes and workshops focused on management skills, which students can pursue at nominal fee.
“At the Brown School you learn real-world, and often real-time, examples and strategies from faculty who are active leaders in the field. I was provided with an engaging and applicable education that equipped me for an array of opportunities and challenges throughout my career. Our communities need more social workers with management competencies to tackle our world’s most persisting and emerging issues.”—EVAN M. KRAUSS, MSW ’09, DIRECTOR, EAST SIDE ALIGNED, UNITED WAY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS