MBA - Nonprofit Management Concentration

The Master of Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Nonprofit Management allows graduate students to strengthen their abilities to develop, innovate and manage solutions to societal issues. The curriculum leverages the knowledge from the traditional business body of knowledge that an MBA candidate is expected to demonstrate and complements the specifics of community and organizational collaboration. Developed and updated in collaboration with students and successful industry leaders, the MBA degree program with a concentration in Nonprofit Management provides our diverse student body with the expertise needed to advance in their professional careers by attaining business competencies as well as leadership, strategic and creative‐thinking skills in the ever‐changing global business environment.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision-making at operational and strategic levels of an organization.
  • Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions.
  • Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions.
  • Access and evaluate business entities, taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision-making in domestic and global organizations.
  • Apply appropriate decision-making processes and skills to effectively manage nonprofit organizations.

Master of Business Administration — Nonprofit Management Concentration

Master of Business Administration 

Foundation Courses
ACCT5000Corporate Financial Accounting3
ECON5000A Survey of Economic Principles3
Core Courses
FISV5600Financial Management3
FISV5720Financial Reporting and Control3
MGMT5575Operations Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law3
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing3
RSCH5800Evidence-Based Research in Management3
Nonprofit Management Courses *
NPM5010Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management3
NPM5020Methodological, Decision-Making and Analytic Techniques3
Choose two of the following:6
Financial Management and Budgeting in Nonprofit Organizations
Program Evaluation
Resource Development for Nonprofits
Social Entrepreneurship
Public, Private and Nonprofit Collaboration
Personnel Deployment in Nonprofits
Ethics and Social Change
Career Capstone Course
MGMT6800Business Policy and Strategy3
Total Credits36.0-42.0

Note for Providence campus students: MBA concentration courses may only be available online.  Students should consult with their academic counselor/advisor regarding course availability and for planning.