Joint and Dual Degree // MBA and Masters in Social Work

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MBA/Master of Social Work

The MBA/Master of Social Work joint-degree program is designed to provide students with a unique combination of social work knowledge and skills, with exceptional strength in management decision-making and leadership. The degree is offered jointly through the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

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Courses: Years 1 and 2 (51 credits)

A solid foundation of organizational and strategic management principles, real-world experience, and management simulations.

Course Credits
BACC 2401 Financial Accounting 3
BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets 3
BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement 3
BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1 1.5
BMKT 2409 Marketing Management 1.5
BOAH 2409 Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Group Effectiveness 1.5
BQOM 2421 Decision Technologies in Manufacturing and Operations Management 1.5
BSPP 2409 Strategic Management 1.5
BMIS 2409 Information Systems 1.5
BSEO 2401 Business Ethics and Social Performance 1.5
BIND 2444 Management Simulation Capstone 3


The best part of my Pitt Business experience was the relationships I made during my time as an MBA student at Katz. Many thanks to Dean Assad for enabling me to pursue my passions through the various electives, clubs, and workshops.

John Baldridge

MBA '19

In combination with real-world experience, the Katz MBA program has built my skills in ethical leadership, teamwork, and strategic thinking, and provided both the foundation and the confidence necessary for handling complex business situations in the future.

William Sapon

MBA '17