Nonprofit organizations play a critical role in our society. There is an increasing need for qualified nonprofit managers to apply business and managerial acumen to effectively manage the business and financial affairs of charitable and humanitarian organizations.
The management and funding structures of the nonprofit sector offer unique challenges. Not only must the nonprofit manager deal with the same organizational, personnel, financial, marketing, operational and leadership issues as any for-profit organization, but must also deal with unique characteristics such as resource development, governance, management of volunteers and social entrepreneurship.
A minor in nonprofit management when combined with a degree in another discipline will provide a base of knowledge to help bring increased effectiveness and sustainability to nonprofit organizations.
Students may earn a minor in the field by completing the following 18 credit hours and any required prerequisites, provided none of the courses are required in the student’s major.