Nonprofit Management


Successful leadership of a nonprofit organization requires careful and transparent financial management, strong grant-writing and fundraising skills, and the ability to translate a mission into action. The Nonprofit Management concentration from Concordia University, Nebraska will prepare you to make an impact in your community and your career as you work to create a better society.

Nonprofit organizations are granted tax-exempt status from the IRS because they serve the public good. Examples range from small volunteer-run organizations to churches, hospitals, and universities. Nonprofits are mission-driven organizations dedicated to making a positive impact in the community, but they also need to be financially viable. Like their for-profit counterparts, though, nonprofits also require strategic management to run efficiently and work effectively.

The Nonprofit Management concentration also fits within Concordia Nebraska’s mission as a traditional nonprofit university with a faith-based approach to learning: Our goal is to create effective servant-leaders through rigorous academics, supported by caring, experienced instructors. We’re an ideal environment to study the principles and practices of running an organization that measures success through service.

The MBA curriculum is specifically designed to have immediate real-world application – this means you can take what you learn in class and immediately apply it to your job. Evening courses also let you advance your education without taking time away from your current job. Our cohort-based approach also gives you the support of fellow students – build a professional network and reinforce case studies as you learn with your peers. Concordia Nebraska’s personalized career enhancement package also ensures you will receive the in-depth career support you need, for as long as you need it.

Nonprofit Management Program Goals

Develop a solid nonprofit business plan tied to a defined mission

Write clear, compelling grant proposals

Oversee day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization

Manage a staff that includes part-time and volunteer workers

Communicate effectively with community stakeholders

Develop marketing and advertising campaigns that drive fundraising

Use entrepreneurship to produce innovative solutions for societal problems

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The next start date for Nonprofit Management is Monday, Jan 7.

Nonprofit Management MBA ConcentrationCourses

  • Total Credits 36
  • Total Courses 12
  • Course Length 8 weeks

The Nonprofit Management MBA concentration program from Concordia University, Nebraska is designed to prepare you to manage a nonprofit organization in order to make an impact in your community and your career as you work to create a better society.

MBA Core

    MBA 525 Leadership And Organizational Behavior
    This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group and structural behavior and concepts are presented. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of leadership and communications.
    MBA 531 Effective Decision-Making and Communication
    This course enables students to understand the theories and processes by which people construct and interpret messages that influence attitudes and events. Individual and group interactions will explore the decision-making process within organizations. Students will reflect about the purpose and effects of decisions made in business, and examine the proper way to communicate these decisions.
    MBA 550 Strategic Marketing
    This course will focus on the development of decision-making skills for both effective and efficient marketing. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of marketing in strategic planning and the critical process components in the development of effective marketing strategies. Topics will include market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
    MBA 505 Ethical And Legal Environment Of Business
    This course equips business leaders to analyze their own ethical philosophies and those of others in a diverse and global business environment and to apply those philosophies in creating proactive ethics programs and solving ethical issues in their organizations. Included in the course is a study of different ethical models being applied in the modern business environment of the global community and the challenges faced by Christians in this morally diverse environment. This course also introduces students to important legal challenges they will face in leadership roles in business organizations and how they should analyze relevant variables in those areas to make wise decisions. Areas such as the civil litigation process, contract law, torts, and employment law will be discussed to aid in the analysis of the ethical and legal environment of businesses.
    MBA 513 Accounting: Financial Analysis For Decision-Making
    This course studies the use of internal accounting systems for decision-making and control. Topics include the nature of costs, organizational architecture, responsibility accounting, budgeting, cost allocation theory and practices, and management accounting in a changing environment.
    MBA 551 Operations Management
    This course focuses on operations in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing logistics to promote efficiency and overall quality. Topics include production planning, inventory management, statistical process control, project management, product design and lean manufacturing.
    MBA 530 Corporate Finance
    This course studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning.
    MBA 508 Innovation and Business Model Generation in a Digital Age
    This course will look at cutting-edge theories and practices in the areas of design thinking, complex problem solving, new types of innovation models, perceptual mapping in marketing research, and generating new business models for early stage companies and corporate intrapreneurship. In looking at design thinking, students will be equipped to examine discontinuities in underserved markets and uncover opportunities ripe for exploitation. Innovation will be explored through cases from the perspectives of product manufacturers, service providers and prospective customers.

Nonprofit Management Concentration

    MBA 642 Nonprofit Management
    This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skills in understanding and managing today’s nonprofit organizations. This course provides students a strategic approach to nonprofit management. Students will review areas essential to effective leadership of nonprofit organizations, including the context of the nonprofit sector, governance, ethics, leadership, fund development, social entrepreneurship, financial accountability, human resource and volunteer management.
    MBA 644 Organizational Resource Management
    This course is designed to provide students with a foundation of how to acquire financial, material, and human resources for an organization. Topics of resource stewardship, individual and corporate motivation of support, fundraising, social entrepreneurship, grant writing, and budgeting will be explored.
    MBA 646 Public Program Evaluation
    A foundation will be established in the creation and evaluation of public programs that serve individuals, communities, networks, and other organizations. Students will utilize quantitative and qualitative means to conduct a needs assessment, evaluate operational efficiency and effectiveness, and analyze data to measure the progress of public programs, to stay aligned with their respective missions and achieve financial and service goals.

MBA Capstone

    MBA 690 Strategic Management
    This course is a culminating MBA degree course. Managers in today’s business environment must adapt and evolve to meet the technological and global pace of business. This course will provide the manager with the tools to successfully evaluate the internal and external environment and develop a strategic plan that is aligned with the goals of the organization and the needs of the market. Focus will be placed on the formation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans through a balance of readings, class discussion, case analysis and simulations. Students’ achievement of the MBA Program Goals will be measured.

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