Concentration in Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Management
The nonprofit sector represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. national economy. The nonprofit sector encompasses many types of mission-driven and results-oriented organizations that increasingly demonstrate innovations in management, leadership, and stewardship initiatives.
Our focus on entrepreneurial management training responds to a growing expectation that nonprofit organizations – whether they be churches, hospitals, other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or international governmental organizations (IGOs) – need to be managed effectively for results and for stewardship of social, economic, and natural capital. In addition, social entrepreneurs are leading the charge on the Triple-E bottom line for investments that demonstrate that they are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially equitable (and ethical).
In today’s environment, nonprofit management requires a capacity to serve as a good steward of organizational and community values and resources, to lead and work with people effectively, and to manage well through the requisite skills of financial, personnel, and project management. Through these enhancements we equip our students with the skills to be successful in their leadership and management roles.
The Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Management concentration provides the theory and practice for managing and leading nonprofit organizations to achieve innovation, effectiveness, and sustainability in the stewardship of social, economic, and natural capital. The program serves reflective practitioners who seek to do good and to do well in these endeavors. Please see the section on Curriculum for information about specific course offerings.
The program (37 credit hours) takes five semesters and two summers, usually in 30 consecutive months, including a four credit hour capstone course in the final semester. The accelerated format assumes students spend more time on coursework out of class than in a traditional delivery format.
Students are expected to take the courses in the order outlined below. Any deviation from this schedule must be approved by the MBA program director.
NOTE: Course requirements and order may change as the program evolves. Students are accountable to the sequence of course work under the catalog in which they entered the program and as updated from time to time on the MBA website. Should program courses change and the student desire to replace an old requirement with a new one, he/she must petition the co-directors for the change to occur.
Prerequisites (12 SH)
Students are expected to complete the following prerequisites as a condition for admission to the EMU MBA program:
- Survey of Economics
- Statistics for Business
- Survey of Accounting
- Introduction to Finance
All prereqs offered in an online format in the fall, spring, and summer
Concentration in Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Management (37 SH)
- MBA 600 – Comparative Perspectives on Business and Society
- MBA 628 – Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior
- MBA 610 – Marketing Strategy and Research
- MBA 638 – Finance and Accounting for Nonprofit Entities*
- MBA 658 – Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship
- MBA 655 – Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation
- MBA 631 – Accounting for Managers
- MBA 660 – Legal Aspects of Business and Human Resources
- MBA 611 – Managerial Economics
- MBA 648 – Project Management*
- MBA 682 – Business Policy and Strategy
- MBA 683 – Organizational Governance and Leadership
- MBA 690 – Sustainable Organizations for People, Planet, and Profits
*Alternating year courses
Students may petition the co-directors to replace up to four semester hours of required courses with electives. Co-directors will base the decision to grant the student’s request on their professional experience and interests. Graduate electives may come from selected courses from the Masters in Conflict Transformation program, Masters of Education program and the Seminary.