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MBA in Human and Social Services Leadership

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Gain the expertise needed to effectively lead a non-profit, governmental, or social service agency.





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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human and Social Services Leadership

Human and Social Services Leadership is one of nine MBA concentrations offered by MVNU.

The Human and Social Services Leadership MBA concentration is ideal for students who seek a leadership role in a nonprofit, governmental, or social service program. Students gain the skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead a human or social services agency. The program places emphasis on interdisciplinary concepts including secondary trauma; program planning, development, and evaluation; information systems and security; fiscal management and evaluation, including grant writing; and organizational development to social service organizations.

This MBA concentration provides students with practitioner and leadership skills in non-therapeutic, direct services to drive social change. Position yourself for success in human services with an MBA in Human and Social Services Leadership.

Human and Social Services Leadership MBA Highlights

A social-services-oriented MBA, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, will help you drive positive change. Our accelerated online program can be completed anytime, anywhere.

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Tuition & Cost

$498 per credit hour

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Program Length

19 months*

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Total Credit Hours


* Most students complete our programs within 19 months. However, we offer a Fast-Track MBA option that allows highly motivated students to earn their degrees in just 11 to 15 months. By taking two courses at once, you can earn your MBA quicker and dive into meaningful careers sooner.

Concentration Courses

Courses you might take

BBA 101

Grant writing, Management and Reporting

This course explores the grant application process, the basics of proposal writing, grant implementation and reporting strategies. Students will learn the process of how to research funding sources, understand requests for proposals (RFP), how to develop a logic model, write a grant proposal, needs statement, budget, and program description.

BBA 201

Evidence Based Practice and Program Evaluation

Learn how to select the best EBP's available using published research, evidence based databases and registries. Evaluate the implementation of interventions on an individual client level to ensure that the treatments and services have the most effective outcomes. Four basic types of program evaluation (impact evaluation, performance evaluations, process evaluation, and cost evaluations) will be covered throughout this course.

BBA 301

Advanced Topics in Human and Social Services Leadership

The course examines the management of a multi-generational and diverse workforce, effective communication skills in an interdisciplinary team, employee corrective actions and performance appraisals, secondary trauma support as a retention tool, benefits of emotional intelligence training in self-regulation and reflection, and the principles and methodology of managing information security.

Cirriculum stats/highlights

MBA students selecting to concentrate in Accounting must complete nine (9) required MBA core courses in addition to the three (3) concentration-specific courses. The MBA in Accounting requires a total of 36 credits.

*The remaining 9 credit hours are taken in the student’s chosen concentration. All MBA courses are 100% online.

Additional Courses


  • Ethical Leadership
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal Issues in Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Global Business
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Total MBA Core Hours
  • + MBA Concentration*
  • Total MBA Hours

Credit Hours

  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 3
  • 3
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  • 27
  • 9
  • 36

How much will it all cost?

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Credit Hours


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Financial Aid

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lower tuition than comparable MBA programs


Online Program


Job Growth


The growing demand for individual and family social services means a greater need for highly skilled human and social service leaders. An MBA with a concentration in Human and Social Services Leadership prepares passionate students for leadership roles in nonprofit, governmental, or social service programs.

  • Human Services Administrator
  • Agency Coordinator
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Community and Social Services Specialist

We can help you explore majors, discover internships, and plan your future as a professional. Our advisors welcome students at all levels and offer personalized guidance tailored to individual needs. From resume and interview preparation to networking advice, MVNU advisors provide a host of resources that can help you achieve a rewarding career after graduation.

College Guide


Online education puts personal and professional goals within reach, and online learners find the flexibility needed to complete or continue their education with financial aid support to make degrees more affordable. Learn how online degree programs can take your career to the next level with The Ultimate Online College Guide.

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