Nonprofit Leadership and Management, BS
Accelerated Program

Through the BS program in nonprofit leadership and management, students are empowered to become successful professionals who work to advance the quality of life in communities. The nonprofit sector in the United States is unique in form and function. This sector includes institutions and individuals situated between government, public, business and commerce sectors. It is this sector, with more than 1.6 million organizations in the U.S., that employs more people than the finance, insurance and real estate industries combined.

Philanthropy (voluntary action for the public good) is a hallmark of the nonprofit sector as individuals give their time, money and know-how to causes about which they care. Students in the nonprofit leadership and management program learn about the nonprofit sector through curriculum instruction and field experience. The required internship component of the program leads students to professional opportunities within the nonprofit sector. Within the undergraduate degree requirements, students also may choose to pursue the National Certified Nonprofit Professional credential through ASU's affiliation with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics, Inc.). For more information, students should access the school's website.

Program Offered

Nonprofit Leadership and Management, BS

Offered by
College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location
Downtown

Major Map

A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.

View Major Map

Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

Affording College

Scholarships
Find and apply for relevant scholarships.

WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

Depending on their interests, graduates seek work in diverse settings that include a wide range of missions, including arts and culture, environmental, health, youth development, etc. Some graduates find employment with local, grassroots, direct-service nonprofits while others find work with grant-making foundations. Many work in affiliates of well-known national organizations such as:

  • American Red Cross
  • America's Second Harvest
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • March of Dimes
  • National Urban League
  • United Way
  • youth-serving entities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, Camp Fire USA and the YMCA of the USA

Increasing opportunities in the nonprofit sector include careers across the spectrum of community issues such as the arts, environment, health care and others. Typical positions include roles as:

  • field executives
  • fund development directors
  • program directors
  • program officers for grant-making organizations
  • volunteer program managers

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Chief Executives-1.2%$173,320
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other8.2%$41,420
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
General and Operations Managers 7.1%$97,270
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers7.1%$101,510
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  • Bright Outlook
  • Green Occupation

Want more information?

Please complete and submit the form below, and a representative will contact you about enrolling at ASU

Fields marked with * are required.

I'm interested in
About me...

USA Format: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Format: mm/dd/yyyy