Nonprofit Management Concentration

Business Administration, BBA

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, BBA - 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 Business Administration Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a four year degree offered through the Department of Business with a major in Business Administration and concentrations in Accounting, General Business, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Specific program requirements can be found in the Business Administration major descriptions for each concentration. A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation under this curriculum.

Business Core Requirements

Required Business Courses

Minimum grade of C or higher required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • MIS 160 - Spreadsheet Applications
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
  • EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • BQA 345 - Advanced Statistical Analysis for Business
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 333 - Organizational Communication
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • MGT 385 - Operations/Production Management
  • MGT 497 - Strategic Management
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business

Other Required Courses

Minimum grade of C required

  • COM 101 - Oral Communication
  • MA 123 - Statistics
    BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business

Additional Requirements

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

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • MGT 374 - Nonprofit Management
  • MKT 414 - Nonprofit Marketing
  • PLG 364 - Nonprofit Law
  • MGT 386 - Human Resource Management
  • BU 334 - Fundraising Principles
  • ACC 324 - Nonprofit Accounting
  • MGT 424 - Board, Community, and Volunteer Development

Select three from the following:

  • BU 383 - Leadership
  • MGT 382 - Organizational Behavior
  • ENT 280 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 376 - Arts Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 354 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • BU 400 - Internship
  • POL 150 - American Government
  • POL 202 - Making Democracy Work
  • POL 330 - Nonprofit Advocacy & Government Relations

General Electives

General Electives: In addition to the requirements of the major, and the General Education Curriculum requirements, additional coursework is required to meet the requirements of a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BBA - Nonprofit Management Concentration: 120 Semester Hours