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B.S. in Non-Profit AdministrationA Management Degree
with a Focus on Compassion

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Non-Profit Administration

At Cornerstone University, we take a holistic approach to leadership development. As a non-profit administration major, you will uncover what it means to be a manager who leads with compassion and care. Our drive to support God’s calling is in everything we do, and we are tasked with training tenacious leaders for the future.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids

Live Out Your Faith
As a Servant Leader

In the non-profit administration program, you will integrate principles of business management with skills that will serve you in the growing nonprofit sector. This program trains you to ethically manage financial resources you will have as a nonprofit leader and serve communities large and small in various ways.

Nonprofit leaders have a heart for people, and at Cornerstone, we believe in loving God and loving people. No matter where your career in non-profit administration takes you, you will come prepared with resources and tools to succeed and to further the mission of the kingdom. You will become a purposeful leader and a driver of change in the world.


Graduates from the non-profit administration program go on to serve in various capacities in non-profits of varying sizes. Here are some of the career opportunities available to you.


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


As a student at Cornerstone, you will have the opportunity to intern at a number of nonprofits we have partnered with across West Michigan. Here are some of the places where you may be able to serve.


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


Of non-profit administration graduates from the class of 2019 were employed within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Features

The non-profit administration program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Off-Campus Study Opportunities

As a Cornerstone business student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Dubai and the Netherlands. While there, you will learn how to combine your faith with business in the global marketplace.

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Master of Business Administration 4+1 Program

Cornerstone non-profit administration majors have the opportunity to qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This gives you the option to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years.

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CU is dedicated to continuously improving our academic programs to provide you with the skills needed to reach your career goals. Signifying this, our bachelor’s and master’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our non-profit administration program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

My professors have supported me and my choices throughout college. They are always ready to help and lend an ear in a time of need.

Kaili Grotenhuis (’23)

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