Program Overview

The University of the Southwest offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Nonprofit Management that is well suited for students who wish to apply learned business fundamentals to the nonprofit management field. Graduates may find employment in various different nonprofit agencies as managers/administrators. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to increase their salary and gain job security. Enrolled students gain skills in leadership that are used in the nonprofit setting. These specialized skills are sought after by employers and are highly beneficial for graduates who find employment in philanthropic foundations, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions.

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Nonprofit Management Program consists of 120 total credit hours that may be completed in four years. Students are required to complete general education courses, institutional coursework, major coursework, and nonprofit management emphasis coursework. General education topics that students will cover include fine arts, humanities, social science, science labs, mathematics, computer applications, economics, composition, literature, and speech. Major level coursework  that students are required to complete include principles of accounting I & II, business law, principles of finance, principles of management, ethics, organizational behavior, creating a business plan, and principles of marketing. Lastly, students will complete nonprofit emphasis courses. These courses include human resources, nonprofit management, management information systems, project management, public relations, managing diversity, strategic planning, nonprofit financial management, effective organizational teams, and nonprofit social entrepreneurship. These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and obtain specialized employment in positions within the nonprofit management career field.

All courses for this program are available online. The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. In order to graduate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) in the nonprofit management emphasis area and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    The University of the Southwest, private, non-denominational liberal arts university, is located in Hobbs, New Mexico. Originally founded in 1956 as Hobbs Baptist College, a 2-year junior college, the name of the institution changed to New Mexico Baptist College in 1958, when it became a four-year college. The institution became known as the College of the Southwest in 1962, and in 2008 became the University of the Southwest. The University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered institution that teaches the belief of God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible, and faculty and staff with Christ centered values instruct students to live, work and learn together while valuing each others cultures and beliefs. The university is dedicated to preparing its students for a lifetime in faith-based leadership and service.

    The University of the Southwest offers bachelor's and master's degrees from the following schools:

    • School of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Business and Professional Studies
    • School of Education

    Online courses are available to students requiring a more flexible schedule, as well as online career training programs that lead to professional certificates. 

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