Values matter.

Non-profit administration equips you to excel as a business leader in the growing non-profit sector. It prepares you to steward financial resources. It trains you to manage teams and personnel according to best practices in human resources. And it empowers you to enact change in your community and organization as an influencer for Christ.

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

Why Cornerstone University?

  • 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

    Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.

  • Global Internships

    100% of our traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this real-world experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical skills for career success.

    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

    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
  • Job and Graduate School Placement Rate


    of our traditional undergraduate non-profit administration majors from the class of 2016 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.