Social causes matter.

A degree in Non-Profit Administration prepares you to provide dynamic organizational leadership, stewarding knowledge of fund development, administration, project management, and non-profit law.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Business
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Science, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Program Details

    • Major Credit Hours: 57
    • Minor Credit Hours: 21
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Community service project coordinator
      • Peace Corps volunteer
      • Human services director
      • Fundraiser/Non-profit arts organization
      • Program officer for foundation
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Degree Completion

    You can earn a Bachelor of Science in Non-Profit Administration degree in as few as three or four years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide to preview the steps required to complete your degree.

  • Related Majors

    If you have interest in non-profit administration, learn more about other degree programs the Business Division offers:

    Internship Locations

    100% of Cornerstone University's traditional undergraduate students complete an internship experience.

    Non-profit administration majors have received professional training as interns with these organizations:

    • Bridge Street House of Prayer
    • Cornerstone University
    • World Renew

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Science in Non-Profit Administration degree requires the following classes:

  • ACC-221 Accounting I — 3 credit hours
  • ACC-222 Accounting II — 3 credit hours
  • BUS-211 Business Statistics — 3 credit hours
  • BUS-213 Business Communications — 3 credit hours
  • BUS-361 Business Law — 3 credit hours
  • ECN-231 Macroeconomics — 3 credit hours
  • ECN-232 Microeconomics — 3 credit hours
  • FIN-341 Principles of Finance — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-221 Introduction to Non-Profit Administration — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-231 Principles of Management — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-238 Principles of Leadership — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-330 Human Resources Management for Non-Profits — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-336 Project Management — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-341 Fund Development — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-343 Non-Profit Law & Governance — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-380 Internship — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-432 Capstone Seminar: Strategic Management — 3 credit hours
  • MKT-251 Principles of Marketing — 3 credit hours
  • Program elective — 3 credit hours

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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