Offered in collaboration with the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, a Master of Social Work (MSW) and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) can be completed during evenings and weekends with fewer credits than the Denver MBA degree. This degree option is only for those with post-baccalaureate professional work experience.

The MSW/PMBA will expand your career opportunities, allowing you to incorporate business skills such as accounting, marketing, management and strategic planning into traditional social work settings in the nonprofit and government sectors. It also will prepare you to apply your social work skills in the corporate world in areas such as social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and diversity and inclusion efforts.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GSSW now offers additional start dates and program tracks for the Two-Year and Advanced-Standing Denver Campus MSW Programs. Learn More and Apply Now.  


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Your Career Options

With an MSW and PMBA dual degree, you’ll graduate with a competitive, cross-disciplinary skill set that will give you an advantage in the job market. Career options include:

  • Leading corporate diversity and inclusion or corporate social responsibility initiatives
  • Administering employee assistance programs
  • Managing social services
  • Serving as a nonprofit executive director
  • Fundraising and managing grants
  • Launching a social enterprise
  • Running a private practice
  • Providing consulting services

Learn more about the MSW and PMBA dual-degree curriculum.


Key Faculty

Heather Renicker

Heather Christine Arnold-Renicker

Clinical Assistant Professor; Equity Labs Curriculum Dir

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MSW/PMBA Application

You must apply for the MSW and PMBA separately and be accepted into each program in order to qualify for the dual degree.