Nonprofit Administration

Follow Your Nonprofit Calling  

DWU offers the only nonprofit administration major in the region. Our program is tailored to the hiring interests of current nonprofit organizations. Learn how to manage employees, volunteers, events and budgets through hands-on experiences.

Accreditation

The DWU Department of Business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

 

What can you do with a nonprofit administration degree?

Arts and culture, education, faith-based organizations, healthcare and government all use nonprofit administrative expertise. Career opportunities include:

  • Director of development
  • Lobbyist
  • Program director
  • Outreach coordinator
  • Program analyst
  • Director of a church or a parachurch ministry

Nonprofit Administration Courses 

What courses will you take when completing your degree? 

  • Financial Management for Organizational Leaders
  • Nonprofit Development and Management
  • Resource Development and Stewardship

Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.

Experiential Learning

Intern with local or global nonprofit organizations like Lutheran Social Service's Center for New Americans, the Global Childhood Nutrition Foundation, Belay Global, or state and local government. Plan special events for regional charities, develop fundraising strategies for local agencies, conduct social value research for global organizations, and present findings at conferences.

Check out the Center for Talent Development or email Dr. Alisha Vincent to learn more about your internship opportunities.

McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service

Faculty members in the nonprofit administration major also direct programs of the McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service, so you will have opportunities to participate in local conferences, projects and international service-learning experiences.

Visit our page and learn more about the McGovern Center, the McGovern Hunger Summit and service-learning opportunities.

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn how to follow your calling in nonprofit! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

We would love to share information with you via email, or we will mail it right to your front door.