Business Administration MBA, Non-Profits

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MBA with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management

Christian leaders addressing today’s challenging issues

The challenges of leading and managing a nonprofit organization, in today’s competitive fundraising and marketing climate, inspired Crown College to develop a nonprofit MBA online with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management. The unique Christ-centered, online nonprofit MBA produces executives who thoroughly comprehend the complexities of leading and managing a nonprofit organization.

Crown’s online nonprofit master’s in business administration degree program includes 15 credits of content critical to the success and sustainability of nonprofit organizations: Leadership and Management for Nonprofits, Nonprofit Law, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Financial Management for the Nonprofit, and Marketing for Nonprofits. Crown recognizes that developing expertise in marketing, fundraising and navigating the nonprofit environment is of tremendous value to students whose first degree isn’t business-focused. At the same time, the online nonprofit MBA program complements other majors with its strong leadership orientation.

Christian leaders are needed to address the most challenging humanitarian and social problems in our communities. The curriculum for the online nonprofit MBA with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management includes a Spiritual Foundations for Leadership Course. In addition, the curriculum intentionally integrates a Christian worldview throughout every course and activity. Using supplementary textbooks, students examine content, experiences and learning through a God-centered lens.

Crown’s online nonprofit MBA with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management can be completed in 2½ years. Each course is eight weeks long. While with Crown, students apply their nonprofit MBA online learning to real work situations in the nonprofit sector, in order to make an impact in organizations and communities. Crown’s online master’s degree in nonprofit management uniquely positions students to grow professionally and lead others from a faith-based perspective, while in school and after.

Begin the next stage of your professional life today.

“In today’s nonprofit environment, the value-added aspects of this unique degree—specifically designed to create successful and effective nonprofit leaders and managers—are critical to the success and sustainability of nonprofit organizations around the globe.” – Dr. Fawn McCracken, Dean of the Graduate School

Degree details
A Nonprofit MBA degree is an important step in understanding the world of business and with a specialized concentration in nonprofit management courses, you will be better prepared to apply critical business and management principles in the nonprofit sector.  Along with the management, operations, and strategic planning components of the MBA program, the nonprofit management courses will help develop your knowledge of financial management, fundraising skills, and laws applicable to nonprofits – all in the context of a Christian business degree.

What it emphasizes
The nonprofit management concentration is designed to prepare leaders with specific business acumen essential to successful nonprofit organizations including strategic problem solving, developing staff, leading projects, aligning resources with mission, and improving the overall effectiveness of the organization. The MBA in nonprofit management provides a well-rounded business perspective along with a strong focus on the dynamics unique to the not-for-profit organization.


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  • Courses

    Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Courses

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  • Tuition

    Graduate School (GS) Tuition

    Online Graduate 2018-2019 Costs

    Tuition Per Credit (except MBA Program) $530
    Block Tuition 12-16 Credits (except MBA Program) $5,725 per semester
    MBA Program Tuition Per Credit $545
    Application Fee $25
    Technology Fee $130 per semester

    Online Graduate 2017-2018 Costs

    Tuition Per Credit (except MBA Program) $510
    Block Tuition 10-15 Credits (except MBA Program) $5,410 per semester
    MBA Program Tuition Per Credit $530
    Application Fee $25
    Technology Fee $125 per semester

    Check Course Catalog for any additional fees related to your specific program.

  • FAQS

    The FAQs provided below address many questions you might have regarding a Nonprofit Master of Business Administration degree from Crown College. Feel free to contact your admissions advisor directly for any additional questions you might have.

    What areas are covered by the Nonprofit MBA program? Along with the broad business education included in our traditional MBA program, students in the non-profit concentration will take courses in fundraising, leadership, and marketing. The degree program is designed to prepare you for leadership, management, and stewardship in the context of a nonprofit organization.

    What classes would this program include? A sample of the required electives for the core of a Non-profit Management concentration include:

    • Non-Profit Law
    • Marketing for Nonprofits
    • Fundraising and Philanthropy
    • Leadership and Management for Nonprofits

    The full list of courses can be on the degree program page.

    How long does it take to complete the degree? Most students complete the program in 1.5 – 2 years

    How often do I have to be on campus? The Nonprofit MBA degree is 100% online and has no requirement for you to travel to campus for any aspect of the program.  Although it is a fully online degree program, you will have a dedicated advisor throughout the program who can assist with various departments.  You will also have direct access to each of your instructors and will be able to reach them via phone or email. While not required, we do hope you will join us on-site for your graduation!  We host several special events for our online students and their families at our main campus in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota the day before graduation.  The actual commencement service is held on a Saturday.

    What jobs can I get with this degree? A graduate of the MBA program with a Non-Profit Management concentration will have the skills and experience to excel in a wide variety of positions often at a manager, director, or vice president level. Some examples might include:

    • Marketing and Communications Director
    • Church Business Administrator
    • Executive Director
    • CEO
    • Social Services Executive Director
    • Senior Analyst or Strategist
    • Nonprofit Consultant

    Do I need to be already employed by a nonprofit organization in order to complete this program? No, just a strong interest in serving the nonprofit sector. Familiarity with a nonprofit is always helpful and that might include work with a church, parachurch, or other philanthropy organization. Even experience as a volunteer with a nonprofit can provide context to better appreciate the goals of this degree.

    Can I transfer into the Non-Profit Concentration program if I’m still working on my bachelor’s degree? While some life experience and work history (such as current or previous work) may be considered for credit, as a master-level professional degree, all students will be required to have a bachelor’s degree to be considered for the program and most students will be required to complete all courses included in the curriculum.

    What types of organizations might this degree be used? The nonprofit MBA includes the core business curriculum of the traditional MBA which provides students the flexibility to pursue opportunities in either a for-profit or nonprofit business.   With its emphasis in nonprofit management, the Nonprofit MBA would be well-suited to those who desire to serve key roles in the area of social services, ministry, education, and a wide range of nonprofit service organizations.

    What do I need to pursue this degree? Those seeking a enroll in Crown’s nonprofit MBA will require a bachelor’s degree in any major and relevant career experience. Many students who pursue jobs with a Non-Profit Management concentration are seeking to change careers or advance in their current profession and require additional training.

    Did you know? “Over 1.4 million nonprofit organizations are registered with the IRS with combined contribution to the United States economy of 887.3 billion dollars.” according to

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