Values matter.

Non-profit administration prepares you to succeed as a business leader in the growing nonprofit sector. Cornerstone University's program trains you to ethically manage financial resources and lead teams of individuals. Empowered by your knowledge in organizational practices, you will graduate able to confidently enact change in your community and organization.

Here, we take a holistic approach to leadership development because the values you bring to your work matter. From course work in nonprofit law and governance to fund development, our professors incorporate biblical worldview applications in each class.

The Business Division is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

  • Overview

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

    A bachelor's degree in non-profit administration prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Development director
    • Director of fundraising
    • Director of human services
    • Executive director
    • Operations manager
    • Program director

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plans for the list of classes you'll take as a non-profit administration major.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Bridge Street House of Prayer
    • Grand Rapids Public Museum
    • West Michigan Refugee Education Center
    • West Michigan Youth for Christ
    • World Renew

    Business Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate business students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 88 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Ada Bible Church
    • Alpha Women's Center
    • Bethany Christian Services
    • Keys for Kids Ministries
    • Reformation Heritage Books
    • Woodside Bible Church

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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