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Focused on Mission

Business Administration, B.B.A. - Nonprofit Management

A nonprofit organization is any group that is mission-driven rather than profit-driven. There is an increasing need for qualified nonprofit professionals to effectively manage the business and financial affairs of these organizations. Nonprofit management is remarkable for both its similarities to and differences from traditional business management. Not only do nonprofit managers face the same management, personnel, marketing, and financial issues as any for-profit organization, they are also faced with unique characteristics such as fundraising, board governance, management of volunteers, and program assessment. This concentration combines a solid business foundation with courses that will increase understanding of the nonprofit sector and the unique challenges that nonprofit leaders face.


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

Employment Opportunities

Primary job functions can include working with a Board of Directors, public and community groups, fundraising, media, clients and other nonprofit organizations.

Career opportunities are available in management and leadership positions within the nonprofit sector including positions such as:

Executive Director
Director of Fundraising,
Development Manager,
Director of Marketing,
Community Outreach Coordinator, and
Program Manager.

Suggested Course of Study

B.B.A. in Business Administration - Nonprofit Management

General Education Requirements 
(38-39Semester Hours)
See Undergraduate Bulletin

Business Core 
(40 Semester Hours)
(Minimum Grade of "C" or above)

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
PLG 241 Legal Environment of Business
MKT 361 Principles of Marketing
MGT 381 Principles of Management
BQA 345 Advanced Statistical Analysis for Business
MGT 333 Organizational Communication
MGT 385 Operations Production Management
FIN 355 Business Finance
MGT 497 Strategic Management

Concentration Courses
(30 Semester Hours)
(Minimum Grade of "C" or above)

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 - Affecting Change
POL 330 - Nonprofit Advocacy & Government Relations

General Elective Courses
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.

BBA Majors require a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate. No more than 90 hours of these hours may be earned at a community college.  Transfer students must earn at least 25% of their hours from MUW.  MUW does not award credit for technical or vocational courses except in the B.A.S. program. 

This curriculum sheet is a sample and is intened to be a tentative guideline for the order in which courses should be taken to fulfill the requirements of the major.