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Non-Profit Leadership and Management

B.A. Nonprofit Leadership and Management

The nonprofit leadership and management major provides students with both the theoretical and practical knowledge concerning the management of nonprofit organizations. The focus of the major is to build the capacity of students to lead and manage nonprofit organizations through practical application, experiential learning and exposure to nonprofit environments and professionals in the field. The major establishes the academic foundations for students pursuing careers in the nonprofit sector, human services and community development.

Why should I major in nonprofit leadership at HPU?

  • It provides students with both the theoretical and practical knowledge concerning the management of nonprofit organizations.
  • Practical application, experiential learning and exposure to nonprofit environments prepare students to lead and manage in the nonprofit world.
  • The curriculum establishes an academic foundation for students who wish to pursue careers in the nonprofit sector, human services and community development.
  • The demand for strong, capable leaders who want to make a difference in their communities is increasing.

What can I do with this major?

There are many exciting careers paths for graduates with a degree in nonprofit leadership and management. Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in nonprofit leadership and management have obtained positions with local, national and international nonprofit organizations. Examples of these positions are:

  • Consumer Relations Worker
  • Executive Director of a nonprofit
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Fundraising and Resource Development
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Management
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Program Development, Management and Evaluation
  • Financial Administration and Management

Unique Courses

  • Nonprofit Organizations and the Voluntary Sector
  • Fundraising and Resource Development
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Management Practicum
  • Program Design, Management and Evaluation
  • Counseling and the Helping Professions
  • Governance and Leadership

Experiential Learning

The nonprofit leadership and management faculty embraces the application of theoretical concepts via engaging students in off-campus course-related experiences. The nonprofit leadership and management experiential learning opportunities consistently provide the foundation for the experience sought after by today’s employers.

  • Students completing the nonprofit leadership and management major will earn a minimum of 300 contact hours working in a professional environment.
  • Nonprofit leadership and management students have the opportunity to complete an off-campus academic internship. This experience introduces students to summer and part-time opportunities that often lead to full-time positions upon graduation.
  • Previous students have developed strategic plans, designed community-based programs, developed and implemented volunteer recruitment strategies, coordinated special events, attended professional conferences, evaluate community based programs, developed budgets and a myriad of learning activities.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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