Business Administration, BAS
The Nonprofit Management concentration teaches students how to manage the business concerns of a nonprofit organization such as charitable and humanitarian organizations. A nonprofit organization is any group that is mission-driven rather than profit-driven. Examples include church and faith-based organizations, charities, foundations, public health clinics, volunteer service organizations, museums, arts and culture, and educational institutions.
Nonprofit management is remarkable for both its similarities to and differences from traditional business management; therefore, the nonprofit management concentration combines a solid business foundation with courses that will increase understanding of the nonprofit sector and the unique challenges that nonprofit leaders face.
A nonprofit can only benefit society to the extent that it operates well and brings in the funding needed to keep operating. That is where the nonprofit manager comes into play. Students learn the fundamental elements of how nonprofit organizations operate and unique characteristics such as fundraising, board governance, management of volunteers, and program assessment.
If you want to have a meaningful, rewarding career making the world a better place, this is the concentration for you.
This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.
The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.
In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.
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In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.
The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.
All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:
A student who holds a completed A.A.S. or other approved technical Associate’s degree may transfer 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit. Career and technical coursework may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
Minimum grade of C required
Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - Nonprofit Management Concentration: 121 Semester Hours