Child, Youth and Family Services MBA

A Child, Youth and Family Services Management MBA prepares students for leadership roles in organizations focused on the health and well-being of children, youth and families. As managers, program planners, evaluators, policy analysts, researchers, and educators, graduates of the program positively impact many of the world’s most vulnerable populations.  

Courses in the Child, Youth and Family Services Management MBA focus on the broad spectrum of American policies that affect human development. Students become well versed in the dramatic social, political, and economic changes affecting family and community life as well as new directions in system and program design, organizational development, and social capital and community building.

Students in the concentration benefit from access to the Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy, a research institute engaging in both quantitative and qualitative research studies of children and families as well as the social policies that directly affect their well-being, and the Center for Youth and Communities, which works to improve the quality of education, workforce development, and community systems in order to prepare young people for college, work, and life.

Course requirements

  • The successful completion of a Team Consulting Project (TCP) in which students consult on a significant management problem at a mission-driven organization or government agency.