Be in the business of doing good.
According to a Work for Good survey of nonprofit professionals, “93% feel engaged in nonprofit work (nearly 3 times the national average) and 88% plan to work in nonprofits long term.”
Through the BS in Leadership and Nonprofit Administration, you’ll learn the skills needed to impact your place of business and your community. Lead and manage nonprofit organizations through an internship, experiential learning and exposure to nonprofit environments and professionals in the field.
Our blend of traditional business courses, mixed with a focus on organizational development, ethical principles, and serving your community, will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to enhance your leadership potential in the nonprofit or civic arenas.
As part of this unique program and to support your individual leadership-development, WPU partners with Leadership Triangle for a leadership-mentoring program. The program consists of two required meetings between mentor and student pairs.
Within this major, you will build:
- The managerial skills necessary to succeed in jobs in not-for-profits
- A strong understanding of the important functions of business, including the areas of marketing, finance, economics, and business law
- Your own perspective on leadership based on leadership theory, as well as your own leadership-development experiences
- The skills necessary to train and facilitate groups of volunteers, coworkers, and clients
- The aptitude to pursue social innovation through your skills in action research and business planning
The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.
Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Nonprofit Administration
Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Leadership & Nonprofit Administration Core Courses 46 credit hours Leadership & Nonprofit Administration Spotlight Electives 2 credit hours Leadership & Nonprofit Administration Electives 3 credit hours General Electives 20 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.S. in Leadership & Nonprofit Administration 120 credit hours
Leadership & Nonprofit Administration Core Courses
46 credit hours
BSA 160: Global Business Environment BSA 211: Microeconomics BSA 212: Macroeconomics BSA 221: Financial Accounting BSA 222: Managerial Accounting MKT 230: Marketing BSA 240: Management and Organizational Behavior BSA 270: Business Law BAN 320: Decision Science BSA 325: Corporate Finance PSC 340: Nonprofit Administration BSA 357: Leadership BSA 357L: Leadership Lab BSA 358: Leading Diverse Organizations BSA 359: Learning, Training, and Facilitation BSA 449: Leadership, Change, and Civic Innovation
Leadership & Nonprofit Administration Spotlight Electives
2 credit hours
BSA 390-399: Leadership Spotlight courses LST 380: Liberal Studies Junior Seminar
Leadership & Nonprofit Administration Electives
3 credit hours
ANT 315: Globalization, People, and Culture PSC 310: Lobbying and Advocacy PSC 311: Political Leadership PSC 360: Public Policy Research Methods MKT 333: Marketing for Nonprofits BSA 395: Special Topics courses with “Leadership” in the title
20 credit hours
Must complete 20 elective credit hours
FacultyAssociate Professor of Business AdministrationProgram Director of Business and Associate Professor of Business and AnalyticsAssistant Professor of BusinessAssistant Professor of BusinessAssistant Professor of Political Science
A major in Leadership and Nonprofit Administration helps prepare you for the following jobs:
- Development Manager
- Events Coordinator
- Community Outreach Coordinator
- Program Manager
- Fundraising Manager
- PR Manager
- Operations Director
- Executive Director
- Communications Manager
- Program Assistant
- Nonprofit Administrator
- Training Associate
- Membership Associate
- Grant Writer