BA in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration

The BA in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration might be the one for you!

The BA in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration serves an important employment need in the Augusta community, the state of Georgia, and the nation. The nonprofit sector is a growing employment sector in the United States economy. According to Nonprofit Quarterly, the nonprofit sector represents the third largest industry with only retail and manufacturing being larger. Nonprofit organizations comprise 5.0 percent of Gross Domestic Product, and importantly, the nonprofit sector is growing faster than the for-profit sector. There were an estimated 2.3 million nonprofit organizations operating within the U.S. in 2010, an increase of 24 percent from 2000. The role of nonprofits in delivering government services and programs is growing tremendously; funding for human services through grants and contracts has increased by 195 percent between 1977 and 1997. The rapid growth of the sector has created an environment in which nonprofits must focus on effectiveness and efficiency, as they are competing with for-profit businesses for contracts and other resources. However, there is a need for professionals who have the administrative training to serve as managers in the nonprofit sector.

The interdisciplinary curriculum of the BA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management provides students with the administrative education and training that they need to advance careers in public service. Working with experts in nonprofit studies and public administration, students learn nonprofit administration, nonprofit finance, nonprofit marketing, professional writing, nonprofit fundraising, social science research, grant writing, and public administration theories and practices. Through having flexibility in the courses that they take, students can focus in particular areas of nonprofit administration, such as social services, foreign languages, public administration, arts, and advocacy.