Online MBA – Non-Profit Leadership Concentration

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Immerse yourself in the dynamic field of non-profit management with Bushnell University’s Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a Non-Profit Leadership concentration. Meticulously crafted, this innovative program expands your expertise, advances your professional trajectory and empowers you to make a lasting impact, in non-profit organizations such as universities, hospitals, NGOs, or churches.

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Credits 36 | Cost/Credit $760 | Completion 12-24 Months | Starts Per Year Three


Christina Meyers
Admission Counselor


Latrissa Lee Neiworth, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Business, Leadership & Technology


Why Choose Bushnell for Your MBA in Non-Profit Management and Leadership?

Designed to provide a robust understanding of the many functions of non-profit management, our Online Non-Profit Management MBA program offers the ideal blend of theory with hands-on experience to prepare you for leadership roles and career advancement. More than just a business education, this concentration combines a best-in-class curriculum with ample opportunities to reach your full potential.

Explore what sets our program apart:

  • Flexible learning schedules: Balance your professional commitments with our 100% online format, featuring no mandatory log-in times, allowing you to continue working part- or full-time while earning your MBA.
  • Graduate in just 12 months: Our program structure, with classes held over eight weeks, allows you to complete your MBA in Non-Profit Leadership within a year if you study full-time or 24 months if you study part-time.
  • A range of academic experience: Regardless of your undergraduate background, we encourage you to apply as we embrace students from diverse academic disciplines.
  • Applied learning: Showcase your proficiency through a Capstone experience, a research-based project that allows you to apply your knowledge to real-world problems, preparing you for the challenges you may face as a business professional.
  • Affordable excellence: Recognized as a cost-effective regionally accredited Online MBA program, Bushnell University delivers a high-quality education at an affordable price.


Our Online Non-Profit Leadership MBA program equips students with the skills and information essential for effective leadership in the non-profit industry. The curriculum focuses on:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the core principles and concepts related to strategic non-profit management, financial stewardship and governance and ethics.
  • Effective communication, both written and oral, relative to different business environments and situations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of Christian leadership, ethics and service in effectively addressing resource development and management issues and decisions.
  • Literacy regarding recent management trends through the use of leading business information sources, current publications and other available audio-video, online or in-text resources.
  • An ability to integrate all aspects of their learning, understanding, knowledge and skills concerning business operations, program evaluation and impact assessment.

Non-Profit Leadership Courses

To earn the Non-Profit Management degree online, we require that students complete 12 courses, totaling 36 credits.

Students take a series of core courses and five classes specific to the Non-Profit Leadership MBA concentration. These include:

  • Market Strategy
  • Volunteer Leadership
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Chose one of the following:
    • Great Leaders
    • Leadership and Mission Fulfillment
  • Chose one of the following:
    • Operations and Service Management
    • Human Resource Management

Visit our academic catalog for full course descriptions.

To learn more about important dates, such as new student orientation and the last days to add or drop classes, review the academic calendar.

Hear From Our Non-Profit Leaders

"The program at Bushnell helped me to think critically, communicate concisely and develop my leadership capacity. I was challenged by the rigor of the core classes and gained valuable knowledge in accounting, statistics, and operations. These courses gave me the confidence and foundational skills to understand business concepts and make informed, strategic decisions. I appreciated how I could apply what I was learning in the classroom to my daily work and how I could apply what I was learning in my courses to the work I was doing every day at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley.” 
-Shelly Williams '23
"Being a part of the MBA has greatly impacted me as a student as well as a person. It has allowed me to move closer to my faith as well as become a better leader and grow in areas in which will allow me to become the best version of myself. I chose the Non-Profit concentration because In the bible it talks about giving from the goodness of your heart and I feel I can really do this with a concentration in Non-Profit and helping better my community. With many of the leadership courses that are provided, I have been able to better my leadership skills which has helped me as a student-athlete and will ultimately help me with my future job. The MBA has prepared me for wherever life takes me and is something I will forever be grateful for.” 

Alexis Angeles '24

Program Admissions (GMAT Not Required)

To complete your application for the Online MBA in Non-Profit Leadership, you must submit the following:

  • Free application for admission.
  • Official transcripts reflecting completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average), along with transcripts for any postgraduate work.
  • A 500-word Statement of Purpose showcasing your written communication skills and explaining how our online program aligns with your personal and professional goals.
  • Up-to-date resume.

 Additional Admissions Considerations

We holistically assess applicants, considering academic achievements, work experience and personal accomplishments. 

Applicants who do not meet grade-point average requirements may apply for conditional admission by submitting a one-page description of their academic history and plans for success at the graduate level.

Have questions about the admissions process? Contact our Admissions Counselor.

Tuition and Financial Aid

We understand that determining how to fund your graduate education can often be an intimidating process. At Bushnell, we believe that applying for financial aid should be as straightforward as possible, so we strive to offer an affordable MBA degree while connecting you with the aid options you need.

Explore various forms of financial aid, including federal aid, scholarships and grants. 

Military veterans can also benefit from Bushnell’s veteran support services and tuition assistance program.

Cost of Attendance

Per Semester:

Housing & Food: $5,650
Books & Supplies: $55 per credit
Personal: $700
Transportation: $700
Tech Fee: $150

Non-Profit Careers for MBA Graduates

With an MBA in Non-Profit Leadership degree, our graduates thrive in various non-profit leadership roles. They continue our legacy of excellence and effectively execute leadership and management tasks to drive organizational growth and generate positive change in the community. 

Jobs our students may achieve include:

  • Advocacy Leader
  • Development Director
  • Executive Director
  • Grant Manager
  • Non-Profit Entrepreneur
  • Program Manager
  • Social Impact Consultant

Expand Your Skill Set in Bushnell’s Non-Profit Leadership
Online MBA Program

In our Online MBA program with a Non-Profit Leadership concentration, you cultivate a deep understanding of management principles tailored to the unique challenges of the non-profit sector. Whether your goals include leading non-profit organizations, championing social change or enhancing community impact, our program equips you with the tools needed to achieve career success.

Take the next step toward transformative leadership — apply today!

Have Questions?

Reach out with any questions — our admissions team and faculty members are happy to help you at any step of your grad school journey.

Christina Meyers
Admission Counselor


Latrissa Lee Neiworth, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Business, Leadership and Technology


Meet the Faculty

Peter Diffenderfer, Ph.D. Program Faculty

“Choosing to pursue an MBA degree from Bushnell University provides students a unique opportunity to learn cutting-edge business concepts and practices from professionally experienced and academically prepared instructors from a variety of industries and disciplines.

Small class sizes and asynchronous online course delivery support working adult’s unique and oftentimes demanding lifestyles while offering support of, and flexibility for, student-faculty interaction – including mentoring and professional networking.”