Influence matters.

Our world needs Christ-centered influencers, professionals and business leaders. A major in non-profit administration prepares you to understand and apply the various theories, techniques, terminologies and strategies pertaining to the non-profit sector of business.

Qualities for Career Success

Cornerstone University's academic programs reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.

This means that successful completion of our Bachelor of Science in Non-Profit Administration degree program equips you to:

  • Understand the internal and external environments of non-profit organizations.
    • Illustrate comprehensive understanding of the areas of leadership, governance, community development and human issues in the non-profit sector.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate legal, financial and ethical frameworks under which non-profit organizations are operated and regulated.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing, organizing and executing strategic approaches to non-profit management.
    • Apply analytical methods to management problems in a non-profit context and design solutions to problems through innovation, collaboration and communication.
    • Articulate competency in applying integrated knowledge to a real-world situation.
  • Understand the domestic and international marketplace from internal, external and Christian worldview perspectives including: market roles and realities, legal and regulatory environment, economic theory and forces, financial influences and outcomes, management strategies, price system/consumer behavior, supply/demand, domestic and international regulation/marketplace, management (four functions), marketing in contemporary society and financial/accounting statements.
  • Demonstrate ethical leadership and proficiency in analyzing, organizing and executing basic business strategy through interpretive, interactive and innovative marketplace action in response to internal and external environments. This includes knowledge of analytic tools (gather/gain meaning from data), effective business communication methodology (oral, written and other industry-specific), business plan artifacts (financial, etc.), marketing strategy (five Ps), teamwork, leadership and innovation/entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.