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Nonprofit Management Degree - Bachelor of Science

Degree Information

The Non-Profit Management Program is designed to serve those currently in or interested in careers in the non-governmental nonprofit sector. The program provides basic competence in key areas of non-governmental, nonprofit organization management including an application-based understanding of those strategies necessary to create and enhance organizational sustainability. Also included are the identification of philanthropic networks and grant revenue generation, financial management, strategic and project-based management and how the regulatory environment influences the design, structure and operation of the non-governmental, nonprofit organization.

Prerequisites for the College of Business' Non-Profit Management Accelerated Cohort Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

Bellevue University's College of Business offers Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs for working adult students, those with past employment history or those with significant volunteer experience who have completed an associate's degree or a minimum of 60 semester hours of transferable credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher education.

The accelerated nature of the degree presumes that students have organizational life experiences that can be applied to their studies. This allows for application-based instructor to student interaction and a student's contribution to peer-to-peer learning.

Prior to beginning the cohort-based major, you need to:

  • Possess an associate's degree, or 60 semester hours completed with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning. Please submit copies of official transcripts.
  • Be currently employed, have a past employment history or have significant volunteer experience (such as serving on a not-for-profit Board of Directors or serving as an officer of a volunteer organization for a period of years) where the academic content of the major can be applied; and
  • Submit an Application for Admission, completed, signed, and accompanied by the $50 processing fee

Curriculum

Major Requirements (40 credit hours)

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  • LA 300 Foundations for Professional Success

    This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience with the University’s four essential learning outcomes - communication, problem solving, collaboration, and citizenship. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.
    University Syllabus

  • NPMT 309 Foundations of Business Communication

    This course focuses on the practical application of business communication. Emphasis will be placed on learning the different types of writing required in the modern business environment including an introduction to professional presentations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
    University Syllabus

  • NPMT 319 Management and Governance of the Non-Profit Organization

    This course is an introduction to non-governmental, nonprofit organizations, and their operational and management practices. The distinguishing features of non-governmental, nonprofit organizations and their relevance to effective performance-based management are addressed in this course. Also covered are the identification and assessment of various organizational designs, governance structures, board and community relations, fiscal structure, and impact of the regulatory environment on the management non-governmental, nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
    University Syllabus

  • NPMT 329 Decision Making for Non-Profit Organizations

    This course focuses on the knowledge needed to understand and apply processes for making business decisions for non-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on the role unique relationship non-profit organizations have with the U.S. economy. Emphasis will also be placed on developing critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
    University Syllabus

  • NPMT 426 Foundations of Fiscal Management for Non-Profit Organizations

    This course focuses on the practical application of accounting concepts and processes and financial data analysis for non-profit organizations. The importance of the management of business information systems will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on how these basic concepts are used in today’s global business environment. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
    University Syllabus

  • NPMT 436 Generating Revenue for the Non-Profit Organization

    Revenue generation for non-governmental nonprofit organizations through grants, contracts and philanthropic efforts are examined in this course. The selection and implementation of other philanthropic and fundraising activities, including social media, are examined through applied analysis of existing strategies used by non-governmental nonprofit organizations. Also featured are applied experience in preparation and management of grants and other organizational funding vehicles. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
    University Syllabus

  • NPMT 446 Financial Management of the Non-Profit Organization

    Financial reporting and monitoring functions are examined through the application of accounting principles particular to non-governmental, nonprofit organizations. Focus is placed on budget development, day-to-day fiscal management, financial controls, and the regulatory reporting requirements of non-governmental, nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
    University Syllabus

  • NPMT 456 Special Issues for Non-Profit Organizations

    This course is an overview of topics that are unique to non-profit organizations, including ethical/legal issues, marketing considerations and global management. Strategies for effective management and evaluation will be examined in this course. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
    University Syllabus

  • NPMT 466 Strategic Planning and Evaluation for the Sustainable Non-Profit Organization

    This course applies the core principles of the strategic planning process and evaluation to the analysis, development and implementation of intermediate and long range planning for a non-governmental, nonprofit organization. Best practices in strategic plan development and the role of the board in strategy and plan development are examined. Also featured is alliance building in the coordination of service planning and service delivery by multiple nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.

  • NPMT 476 Non-Profit Management Capstone Project

    This course is designed to incorporate all aspects of Non-Profit Management topics by creating a new non-profit organization. Work completed in prior courses will be used and incorporated into a final portfolio that represents a viable non-profit organization. Prerequisite: Acceptance into a College of Business accelerated degree completion program.
    University Syllabus

Kirkpatrick Signature Series Requirements (9 credit hours)

(In addition to the Major Requirements, all Bellevue University students must complete the Kirkpatrick Signature Series)

  • LA 400 American Vision and Values

    This course focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the Western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and are embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
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  • LA 410 Tradition and Change

    This course examines the theories of moral absolutism and moral relativism, in light of their relationship to citizen freedoms and responsibilities. The course compares several modern economic systems, accessing their impact on citizen freedom and responsibility. It also examines the importance of fulfilling citizens’ responsibilities for the well-being of society and for the freedoms they enjoy. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
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  • LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility

    This course examines the theories of moral absolutism and moral relativism, in light of their relationship to citizen freedoms and responsibilities. The course compares several modern economic systems, accessing their impact on citizen freedom and responsibility. It also examines the importance of fulfilling citizens’ responsibilities for the well-being of society and for the freedoms they enjoy. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
    University Syllabus

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