The Not-for-Profit Management Specialization combines leadership theory and practices with fundamental information about the goals and operations of nonprofit organizations. While similar to for-profit businesses in many ways, nonprofits face a unique challenge: simultaneously meeting financial goals while achieving the positive community impact specified in the company charter. Nonprofits must constantly find charitable donors, retain existing ones, and update plans for the future. Areas of study in this Specialization include fundraising, public relations, organizational management, and ethical leadership principles. Students graduating with this Specialization will have learned the professional principles of nonprofit leadership, namely commitment, competence, scholarship, stewardship, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Specialization courses include:

  • MGT 311: Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 333: Association Management
  • ENT 372: Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital
  • ENT 455: Small Business Growth Lab