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Are you a mission driven professional who believes that doing good is good business? A socially conscious student looking to make a positive impact on the world? Our BSBA with a concentration in Nonprofit Management was designed to help you realize your dreams while building sustainable solutions for today’s social, environmental, and economic challenges.
Whether you’re interested in protecting civil liberties, international amnesty, public radio, ending world hunger, clean water, or reversing climate change, the growing nonprofit sector has opportunities for visionary change-leaders like you.
Every Nichols College student completes at least one semester of experiential learning, assisted by our extensive alumni network, industry-veteran professors, and our Career & Professional Development Center. We’ll help match an internship to your passion as you learn to navigate the realities of nonprofit work.
There are 12.3 million Nonprofit jobs in America according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Imagine working for one of these top nonprofits:
Nonprofit Management students must complete the Business Core and earn 3 credits of Experiential Learning (Internships), as well as:
Provides an understanding of the history and business principles of nonprofits, legal entities organized and operated for a collective, public or social benefit. Case studies of organizations are used extensively to immerse the student in the dynamics of the nonprofit world. The role of the nonprofit is presented as a viable component of the business world.
Explores the impact of nonprofit organizations on local and national business and social trends. The nonprofit is studied as an important component of the economic marketplace and business environment. The ability of nonprofits to provide scale and synergy to social issues is examined. Case studies of local and national level nonprofits are used to help the student discover the impact of nonprofits.
The global business world is a fast-paced environment. Maintaining relevance in the midst of dynamic change can be challenging. This seminar monitors and addresses current business leaders, fresh managerial theories, and innovative practices in a way that helps synthesize new trends with classic management models. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to craft the initial steps of his/her business career.
Prerequisite: EPS 227 or MGMT 227, HRM 213, MGMT 365,and 72 credit hours earned
This advanced communication course will cover the theories of organizational communication, the role of communication in organizations, communicating with and between key stakeholders such as employees and management, conflict and negotiation, and ethical communication. Students will analyze real cases and propose and debate alternative solutions.
Prerequisite: MGMT 227 or COMM 247
Students in this interdisciplinary course explore the political implications of our rapidly evolving media environment. They learn how mass media, the internet, and new information and communication technologies are changing the way politics work in the U.S. and around the world. We will examine everything from satire and the “Tina Fey” effect, the role of new communication technology in organizing and collective action, strategic communications, to public affairs, and public diplomacy. This course is eligible for credit in Bryant University’s Masters of Arts in Communication.
Prerequisite: 75 completed 3 Hours, 1 Semester credit hours and 3.0 GPA
Civic leadership means working to make a difference in the
civic life of our communities and developing the combination of
knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make a difference.
This approach encourages ordinary citizens to take responsibility,
organize, and build coalitions for the purpose of effecting social
change. Students will research, develop, and implement projects
that promote these values through political and non-political
processes. This course is open to students not minoring in the
CLPS program, provided they have completed at least 3 hours of
Prerequisite: 3 credits in PSCI
Associate Professor of Management / Management Program Chair / MBA Director
VP Organizational Development - YMCA of Central MA