BS in Business Administration - Nonprofit Management Degree Online

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Learn What It Takes To Manage a Nonprofit

The bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management is a unique online program that delves into the nature of nonprofit organizations. How does the day-to-day differ from for-profits? Specialized courses show you how. 

Why a BS in Nonprofit Management?

Develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to help a nonprofit organization fulfill its mission. Concentration courses introduce you to management, accounting and fundraising issues unique to nonprofits.

Choose from over 200 business courses in disciplines that include Marketing, Organizational Leadership, and Accounting to either broaden your knowledge or gain additional expertise in a specific area.

Why an Online Degree at SNHU?

As a private, nonprofit university founded in 1932 as a business school, SNHU has the expertise to ensure your nonprofit management degree provides the skills you need to succeed. Earn your degree online with us and take advantage of:

  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available
  • 24/7 access to class - attend when it's most convenient for you
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved with their students' success

Where Your Nonprofit Management Degree Can Take You

Ten percent of the country’s workforce are employed by nonprofit organizations. That’s over 10 million non-governmental nonprofit professionals. And according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this field will grow much faster than average, with new jobs increasing by 21% between 2012 and 2022.

It’s a field as diverse as it is rewarding. You’ll find valuable roles in human resources, public relations, accounting, grant writing and more within a variety of organizations, including hospitals, universities and social organizations.

Transfer of Credit

If you’re a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We’ll accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Business Administration / Nonprofit Management (BS) Curriculum

Required Core Courses

Business Administration (BS) Online Major Courses

ACC-307: Intermediate Accounting I
This is the first of three courses in intermediate accounting. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. The first course focuses on understanding the theoretical framework that provides the foundations for the development of various accounting standards, regulations and practices. This followed by a review of the accounting cycle, including adjusting, correcting, reversing, and closing entries. Students will learn how to prepare accurate and complex financial statements including required disclosures that must accompany an organization's income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows; and how time value of money impacts the recording of various transactions. The course concludes with a presentation of techniques to analyze income measurement and profitability analysis.
ACC-102 or ACC-214 or ACC-202
OL-211: Human Resource Management
This course examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to international human resource management. Offered every semester.
OL-215: Principles of Management
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
UC: ENG-10, ENG-120, ENG-121H or ENG-200; ADB-125
OL-326: Social Environment of Business
This course examines the interrelationships among business, government and society and how these relationships evolve over time and shape our world. Through the use of readings, cases, and class discussions, students will examine a variety of important topics impacting the global business environment, including business power, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, regulation, multinational corporations, globalization, pollution and environmental quality. A key focus is on the historical origins of the tensions amongst wealth, virtue, and business and society in developed and developing nations and economies. Global marker. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
OL-342: Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on the primary factors that influence behavior in organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, group dynamics, inter- group dynamics, organizational structure and design, change, culture, power and politics, environment and technology and organizational behavior in an international context. Offered every year. Writing and team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
ADB-125 or OL-125 Junior prereg status

Nonprofit Management Concentration Courses

ACC-322: Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
This course covers the accounting principles and procedures applicable to governmental and nonprofit institutions.
ACC-203 or ACC-307
OL-265: Introduction to Managing Not-For-Profit Organizations
This introduction course will examine the theory and practice of leadership and decision-making in the nonprofit sector. Students will be exposed to core classic and contemporary theories on leadership, management, governance and organizational effectiveness of nonprofit organizations.
OL-320: Entrepreneurship
This course focuses on the factors that contribute to the personal success of entrepreneurs and affect successful entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is also studied. Case studies, contemporary readings and simulations are used. International considerations are included. Offered every year.
OL-330: Grant Writing
The ability to secure funding through grant writing is essential for nonprofit organizations. This course covers strategy for aligning the needs of the nonprofit organization to available funding sources. Additionally, the course reviews how to identify a need for funding, source grant opportunities, mutual benefits between a nonprofit and a funder's mission, and the grant writing process.
OL-445: Nonprofit Management Seminar
The nonprofit management seminar provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge toward identifying solutions and strategies for addressing challenges facing nonprofit leaders. Students will assume a leadership role of a nonprofit organization in a simulated experiential environment. Students will have completed 21 credits in Organizational Leadership.
Completion of 21 credits in subject OL

Free Elective Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

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