Master of Business Administration

It takes heart, compassion and purpose to work in nonprofit management. You must believe in the value of your organization to make it successful. With TU’s Nonprofit MBA, get training in leadership, governance, finance, accounting, stakeholder management and community relations. And then you can focus more on the mission, than the work. 

Graduate Program Tabs

Increasing competition among MBA graduates has led to the need for specialization and expertise to increase competitive advantage. Tiffin’s online MBA program in Non-Profit Management consists of a comprehensive core program with a specialized focus on the requirements of leaders in the non-profit industry. Both business and government sectors acknowledge that non-profit leadership is the fastest growing industry. Completing your degree in Non-Profit Management will provide detailed education and training in the areas of leadership, governance, financial management and accounting, stakeholder management and community relations.

The need for college graduates with a grasp of the complexities associated with non-profit leadership is clear. This innovative major affords you the chance to develop your professional interests while acquiring traditional skill sets needed to succeed in the 21st century.

Tiffin University’s MBA concentrations reflect the real world of leadership and management because our faculty comes from the business world. The Non-Profit Management faculty has served in various roles within an industry that often combines business and government understanding and practice.

Students will continue to complete the core MBA requirements and will select the Non-Profit Management concentration as their option. Additional options for certification will also be possible. There is currently a Certified Fund Raising Executive exam that allows for additional validation of credentials of non-profit leaders that is an option upon completion of the program. Courses include case studies, grant writing experience and a capstone project that will allow for individual integration in a non-profit environment.

Non-Profit Management Concentration 8 hours

  • NPM515 Principles of Nonprofit Management
  • NPM525 Governance & Stakeholder Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • NPM612 Financial Management and Fund Development in Nonprofits
  • NPM625 Program Management and Strategic Planning in Nonprofits

MBA Core Curriculum 28 hours

  • ACC510 Financial Accounting 
  • ACC512 Managerial Accounting
  • CIS514 Information and Decision Support 
  • ECO524 Managerial Economics
  • FIN612 Managerial Finance
  • MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers 
  • MGT511 Individual and Teamwork 
  • MGT522 Management of Human Resources 
  • MGT613 Operations Management
  • MGT614 Global and Transnational Management
  • MGT622 Strategic Management
  • MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management
  • MKT523 Marketing Management
  • MKT611 Business Research Analysis 
  • Total MBA 36 hoursConcentration 8 hours
  • MGT603 Negotiations & Conflict Management
  • MGT625 Human Resource Planning & Talent Acquisition
  • MGT626 Talent Development & Performance Management
  • MGT627 Strategic Human Resource Management

Total MBA 36 hours


This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

On Campus - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Principles of Nonprofit Management (NPM515) - This course will explore the foundations of nonprofit management and leadership. The course will analyze concepts surrounding program creation and grant writing, human resources, marketing, operational requirements and basic leadership. The course will help students understand the multi-faceted requirements of nonprofit leaders and the requirements of organizational effectiveness, building capacity and sustainability and evaluation.

Governance & Stakeholder Management in Nonprofit Organizations (NPM525) - This course will cover the responsibilities of nonprofit board governance and the variety of stakeholders that impact nonprofit organizations. Learners will explore policies, procedures, public attitudes, contemporary legal and regulatory issues and ethical behaviors facing nonprofit organizations. The course will explore the requirements of nonprofit governance and executive leadership including the influence and how ethics affect perceptions of excellence from volunteers to fiscal responsibility including the differences between US nonprofit groups and international organizations.

Financial Management and Fund Development in Nonprofits (NPM612) - This course will introduce concepts of accounting and finance specifically relational to nonprofit organizations including record keeping, financial statements, financial structures of nonprofits and management control. Foundations for fund development and fundraising will be addressed including grant writing techniques and requirements. The course will provide understanding on how to use effective strategies for nonprofit leaders to balance multi-level requirements while maintaining financial success and sustainability.

Program Management and Strategic Planning in Nonprofits (NPM625) - The goal of this course will be to understand the marketing, communication and program pieces of nonprofit organizations. The course will develop insight into culture and requirements to making nonprofit organizations successful. Data driven design and analysis will lead to the course will explore the elements of marketing, communication and program management in nonprofits.


 Andrew Faber, M.B.A., CPA
Andrew Faber, CPA Assistant Professor of Accounting
Wendy Ziems-Mueller, D.M.
Wendy Ziems-Mueller, D.M. Assistant Professor of Management


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