Nonprofit Management

Request More Information

mAster of Science in
NONPROFIT management

Our 14-month fast track hybrid program allows you to develop your leadership skills to hold vital positions in nonprofit management. 

Wesleyan’s Graduate Business Programs

  • Offer three entry points per year (October, January, and March).
  • Share core classes so students are exposed to many different perspectives. 
  • Core courses meet in-person, and/or hybrid on campus for seven Saturdays.
  • Specialty classes for each program are taught online over an eight-week term.
  • Curriculum includes methodology allowing students to become Green Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma.

 

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management* Highlights
  • Prepares students for work in the nonprofit sector
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) this sector is expected to grow by 9% by 2028. 
  • Middle Georgia has a thriving nonprofit sector and preparing students with sound business skills to work in that sector is consistent with the mission of the College.
  • Students in this program benefit from the in-person collaboration that occurs in the classroom, an environment that mirrors the nonprofit work world.
  • Curriculum includes methodology allowing students to become Green Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma.

*Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CommissIon on Colleges.

Contact us with questions: nonprofitgraduate@wesleyancollege.edu

 

JOIN US FOR AN INFO SESSION ABOUT OUR GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

DECEMBER 15 / 6 PM (virtual only)
JANUARY 5 / 6 PM (virtual only)

Why should you join us? To find out more about Wesleyan’s fast-track hybrid graduate programs designed for working professionals. Our programs include online courses for student flexibility as well as Wesleyan's signature seminar-style traditional classes on campus on weekends. All classes are taught by faculty with real world professional experience and outstanding academic credentials. 

Our classes are small, but our classrooms are big, so practicing social distancing is never a problem.

 

 

 

Apply

Complete the FREE application here.

Requirements

To be eligible for admissions a student must:

  • Complete all parts of the application form online.
  • Applicants must provide the following:
    • a completed application
    • a curriculum vita or resume
    • complete two letters of professional reference
    • official transcript from the institution from which a bachelor’s degree was earned
    • an interview (in person, phone, or online, as is convenient to the applicant) with the director of the graduate program, for students who pass the initial screening
  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4-point scale with a major or minor in business.* Students who have not majored or minored in business, must either take the GMAT and score at least 500, earn a B or higher in at least two prerequisite classes as assigned by the Program Director, or have at least three years of business management experience.
  • Students from universities outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


* Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.

 

AIET Recruiting Online Chinese Cohort for Graduate Business Programs: All international students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan should first contact AIET Manager Mr. Peter Han at peterhan@aiet.info or by phone: +86-10-53269624/34 or Mobile: +86-13910032325.

learn from our top educators

Program courses are taught by our experienced, seasoned faculty members with global business experience. The program's small class size allows you to form strong relations with your professors and take full advantage of their expertise and wealth of knowledge.

Program Curriculum
The required courses for the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management degree are as follows:

All courses are 3 hours.

BNP 613 Theory of Nonprofit Management (3 hours): The course will provide an Introduction of management and leadership issues in the world of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit businesses have a unique standing in the world of business where they rely on voluntary exchanges to obtain revenue and resources such as donors, the government, or one group to provide clients or beneficiaries with their services. Understanding who leads, the decision-making process, and other executive functions are vital to nonprofit success.

BNP 614 Fundraising in Nonprofit (3 hours): This course will outline the many different forms of nonprofit fundraising including fundraising models and approaches. A closer look as fundraising ideas and potential barriers that can exist in this sector. Understanding how to make a fundraising plan, working with donors, and keeping the givers giving are all essential to nonprofit fundraising success.  

BNP 615 Nonprofit Strategies (3 hours): This course is designed to help individuals understand how to successful create a strategy to achieve nonprofit organizational goals. Ideas outlined here involve how to begin the key elements of writing a strategy such as defining the problem, recognizing the needs and/or benefits of the beneficiaries, designing the operational plan, and measuring the conditions.

BNP 616 Social Entrepreneurship (3 hours): This course is designed to give students the ability to understand an emerging sector of nonprofit where entrepreneurs are trying to enrich the lives of those who are disenfranchised. The course introduces theory and practices of social entrepreneurs to understand the skills for social innovation and certain tools needed for starting a social business.

BNP 617 Nonprofit Volunteer Management (3 hours): This course is intended for students who are interested in the basic understanding of how volunteerism works and the management of volunteers in the nonprofit sector. The course will prepare students to assume roles as leaders in nonprofit to improve their skillset for handling volunteers inside the organization. Elements of critical thinking and decision making will be examined to prepare managers to lead an array of volunteers. 

BNP 699 Nonprofit Management Thesis (3 hours): This course is intended for students to create a master’s thesis to demonstrate their culminating assessment of the nonprofit degree coursework. The thesis in an original project designed to create a business plan outlining the creation of a nonprofit organization.

EBA 600: Executive Management Accounting
The course covers generally accepted accounting principles and the content of financial statements. The interpretation and use of accounting information in the many contexts of management decision making are examined. Included are financial planning, performance evaluations, decision making, activity based cost management, relevant costing, business operations, and information systems.

EBA 602: Organizational Behavior in Management
The course examines the various aspects of organizational behavior, allowing the student to gain valuable insights for increasing decision-making options. Methods of objective achievement are explored through an evaluation of students' individual management styles. The course emphasizes relationships, factors influencing behavior in organizations, and the various means used by efficient managers to develop control and leadership within their organizations.

EBA 604: Strategic Marketing
The course will cover issues related to product, distribution, pricing, promotion issues and market planning processes, including development of a marketing plan and interaction among policy makers in the organization. The marketing strategies of different companies will be studied. Cases will be used extensively in the analysis of business marketing decision making.

EBA 608: Managerial Corporate Finance
The student will develop the ability to analyze operational and strategic financial decision-making within the corporate structure, including financing and investment strategies as they relate to stockholder value. The course will include the study of cash flow analysis and economic value added derived from financial statements.

EBA 610: Quantitative Methods
This course covers the quantitative methods used for quality management and continuous improvement in the workplace. The student will learn specific methods for reducing waste and decreasing product variability. Computer spreadsheets and financial/statistical software will be used to enhance student’s ability to identify and to solve problems.

EBA 612: Data Analytics
The student will be exposed to the use of computer technology and data analytics to support decision making. The use of business intelligence, business analytics, and data science will drive corporate strategy, performance, and competitiveness. Through the use of case studies and data activities, students will learn how to use data analytics to provide a competitive advantage for a company.

Tuition and Fees

Program Costs:

  • $705 per credit hour. 36 credit hour program over 14 months. Textbooks included. 

Please contact us for more information: nonprofitgraduate@wesleyancollege.edu.

Additional specific costs may be considered as an adjacent to cost of attendance, for more information contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@wesleyancollege.edu or (478) 757-5205. 

SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATION

Lean Green and Six Sigma Green training is included in the curriculum for each of Wesleyan's graduate business programs. This is an extremely valued certification in many industries. You will learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results to help improve the quality of your work environment and processes that fulfill your organization's mission. Students must pass a national exam in order to earn certification. Students are responsible for the $199 exam fee.

Kara Kostiuk
Associate Professor of Accounting (478) 757-5191 Profile
EMBA professor, Suzanne Minarciness
Suzanne Minarcine
Visiting Assistant Professor
EMBA professor, Barbara Rowan
Barbara Rowan
Professor of Business
James Rowan
Professor of Psychology (478) 757-5236 Profile
Seth D. Selke
Assistant Professor of Business & Director of Graduate Business Programs (478) 757-5184 Profile
Ying Zhen
Associate Professor of Business and Economics (478) 757-3917 Profile

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

View More

Visit our Campus

Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.

View More

NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

View More

Join our email list