Nonprofit Management Concentration

Business Administration, BAS

Focused on Mission

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.

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This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

Flexible Program

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Executive Director
  • Nonprofit Fundraising
  • Community Development Manager
  • Community Outreach Coordinator & Program Manager
  • Major Gifts Officer
  • Consulting
  • Grant Writing
  • Foundation Management
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Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

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.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BAS - Nonprofit Management Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

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:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

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Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

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.

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
    EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MIS 300 - Introduction to Information Systems
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business
  • MGT 374 - Nonprofit Management
  • PLG 364 - Nonprofit Law

Select 4 from the following

  • MKT 414 - Nonprofit Marketing
  • BU 334 - Fundraising Principles
  • ACC 324 - Nonprofit Accounting
  • MGT 424 - Board, Community, and Volunteer Development
  • BU 383 - Leadership
  • MGT 386 - Human Resource Management
  • POL 150 - American Government
  • POL 330 - Nonprofit Advocacy & Government Relations

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - Nonprofit Management Concentration: 121 Semester Hours