MBA Non-Profit Management

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.

Did you know?

  • Seven to 10 percent of the U.S. workforce work for a non-profit agency of some type.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Fundraising Managers was $95,450 in May, 2012.

Potential Career Opportunities in Non-Profit Management:

  • Non-Profit Manager
  • Non-Profit Executive Director
  • Development/Advancement Director
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Non-Profit Chief Financial Officer
  • Communications/Marketing Director
  • Non-Profit Board of Directors
  • Human Resources Director


All Tiffin University students in the Masters of Business Administration in the Non-Profit Management concentration fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

  • Fundamentals of Business Enterprise (2 credit hours)
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Business Methods (2 credit hours)
  • Individual & Teamwork (2 credit hours)
  • Information & Decision Support (2 credit hours)
  • Financial Accounting (2 credit hours)
  • Marketing Management (2 credit hours)
  • Managerial Accounting (2 credit hours)
  • Management of Human Resources (2 credit hours)
  • Statistical Methods for Managers (2 credit hours)
  • Managerial Economics (2 credit hours)
  • Business Research Analysis (2 credit hours)
  • Managerial Finance (2 credit hours)
  • Principles of Non-Profit Management (2 credit hours)
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Management (2 credit hours)
  • Operations Management (2 credit hours)
  • Global & Transnational Management (2 credit hours)
  • Strategic Management (2 credit hours)
  • Governance & Stakeholder Management in Non-Profit Organizations (2 credit hours)
  • Financial Management and Fund Development in Non-Profits (2 credit hours)
  • Program Management and Strategic Planning in Non-Profits (2 credit hours)
  • Total Semester Hours for the Degree (36 credit hours)

Meet our School of Business faculty

Online classes are all offered in seven (7) week terms starting in January, March, May, July, August, and October.

  • Discounts are available to Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) members, active military & spouses, members of Commodore Perry Credit Union, LA County employees, Marathon Petroleum employees, and AVI employees.
  • Accreditations: The Higher Learning Commission
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