Non-Profit Management and Leadership focuses on leadership, planning, and development within non-profit organizations (501c3 and 501c6 organizations). For students interested in the Non-Profit Management and Leadership concentration, Coastal Georgia has a fully-online major that is designed with flexibility and practicality in mind. The online format is aimed at serving those already working in a non-profit organization, or to allow flexibility to students who want to get started working with a non-profit before graduation.

Why study Non-Profit Management & Leadership at Coastal Georgia?

Public and non-profit organizations face an environment of increasing complexity, and yet, unpredictable resources. The Bachelor of Science in Public Management (BSPM) is successfully preparing students to face the challenges of managing and leading dynamic government and nonprofit organizations. The BSPM provides students with key management competencies and decision-skills to support a wide range of organizations and complex policies. Program graduates will help address the growing need in the nonprofit sector for more employees and professional skills.

In addition to the flexibility of an online major, the College of Coastal Georgia also offers prior learning assessment credits for classes or trainings that nonprofit professionals may have completed as part of the professional development. If you have completed nonprofit professional development programs, you may be able to use those classes as part of your curriculum towards earning a B.S. in Non-profit Management and Leadership. For more information, contact the program coordinator listed below.

What will I learn?

During the course of study, students are provided opportunities to study and interact with nonprofit organizations in the community and beyond. Internships with nonprofits provide a capstone experience during the senior year. To accommodate working professionals, this concentration allows students to complete the major fully online.

Students entering the public management major generally have completed 60 hours of program curriculum in the general education core (Areas A-F). Requirements include the following course areas and outcomes:

  • A minimum of 60 credit hours in Area A-F
  • A grade of C or better in all Area F courses and MATH 1401/1401H
  • An institutional GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Have met all prerequisites for the courses in which they plan to enroll

Following successful completion of preliminary work, the student must complete 36 hours from a core set of classes that provide the essentials for public and nonprofit management. To further tailor the degree to their specific interest, in this case, the Nonprofit and Leadership concentration, students then complete an additional 18 hours, and two additional guided electives for degree completion. The required Senior Seminar includes a 120-hour internship with a nonprofit organization.

What can I do when I graduate?

Students in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership concentration work in 501c3 or 501c6 designated nonprofit organizations. Some roles in the nonprofit sector might include:

  • Executive Director
  • Professional Association Director
  • Grant Writer
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Development Director
  • Community Outreach Coordinator

Contact Information:

Dr. Heather Farley

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Management