Concordia University Chicago

MBA, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization


7400 Augusta St

River Forest, IL 60305

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MBA, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization

Format: Online

Program Description:

Managing a successful not-for-profit organization is very similar to managing a business. Concordia University Chicago’s MBA specialization in not-for-profit management addresses the unique attributes of a not-for-profit organization while providing a solid business foundation in areas such as management, finance and marketing. Our academic history is deeply rooted in preparing students to serve others, and our professors exemplify this tradition.

Learning Objectives

Concordia University Chicago's not-for-profit management MBA specialization and certificate courses give students a grounding in the unique legal structure and mission of not-for-profit organizations. Students learn about the rules regarding board formation and governance, grant writing and funding sources. A key objective is to build students skills to the point where they can successfully complete a capstone project on grant writing, management and evaluation.

Specialization Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and demonstrate understanding of the legal and financial structure and mission of not-for- profit organizations.
  2. Apply and assess ethical decisions as it pertains to the rules regarding board formation, governance, grant writing, and funding sources of not-for-profit organizations.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to make managerial and regulatory decisions for not-for-profit accounting and preparation of the financial statements.
  4. Evaluate and assess technology and management decision-making tools such as operational forecasts and budgets to support the objectives of not-for-profit strategies which are globally focused.

Career Possibilities

Concordia-Chicago's MBA in not-for-profit management will prepare you to serve in areas such as the arts, community development, renewable resources, and social services.

  • Executive Director
    Corporate Partnerships Manager
    Program Director
    Director of Advancement
    Director of Outreach
    Director of Development


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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