Nonprofit Organization Management, minor

Program Overview

Can you imagine yourself working with community leaders to create new opportunities? Do you want to bring renewal to areas of economic or social impoverishment? If you have dreamed of working for an international development agency, starting a social enterprise in your garage, or working in a church ministry context, this minor could be a good fit for you.

The nonprofit organization management minor can complement a major in business, social work, sociology, theology, and more. You will learn the essentials of management for a nonprofit with classes in accounting, economics, sustainability, leadership, and nonprofit management. You will also be able to choose one specialized course like economic development, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, and others that will have you discuss innovative solutions to important issues and questions in the nonprofit sector. Completion of this minor program will provide you with the knowledge to succeed in management roles within a nonprofit organization.

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Undergraduate Program Base: Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

Skilled managers are in high demand. PLNU graduates are leaders of purpose with a passion for people, communication, and systems. This transferrable set of skills has led to work opportunities in an array of industries because alumni understand how to maximize people's potential, implement organizational change, overcome obstacles, and strategize effectively in any environment. A minor in nonprofit organization management can complement many other business and non-business majors.

A minor in nonprofit organization management combined with your bachelor’s degree could lead to careers in the following:

  • Nonprofit Management
  • International Development
  • Nonprofit Marketing/Public Relations
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Program Coordinator/Program Development
  • Community Development
  • Church and Ministry Management
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