MBA Nonprofit Management

The MBA nonprofit management degree is designed for students to meet their professional goals and develop careers that are rewarding, challenging and enhancing their ability to earn executive level compensation. The program’s core focus is based on a thorough understanding in the theories and practice of business management while emphasizing the specific needs of the nonprofit organization sector. Courses provide students with sophisticated management strategies and focuses on the leadership of complex service organizations.

Each student will gain experience by completing an internship in one or more nonprofit organizations to acquire practical skills and gain the experience necessary to manage successfully in the field. Each student will write a Master's thesis or capstone project, which integrates the experiences of internship placement, classroom and literature to contribute to a new perspective on a growing field of research.

Dual Degree

Students may pursue a challenging two year MBA/MAJCS dual degree. A summer internship is required as part of the MBA/MJCS program. Dual degrees are available in conjunction with the Fingerhut School of Education (MBA/MAEd) and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. A five year BA/MBA is available in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences.

Degree Requirements into the AJU nonprofit management MBA program include:


Each student is assigned a faculty advisor with whom he or she must confer at registration for program approval. Students should meet with their advisors at least once during each semester. Advisors are also available by appointment throughout the academic year.

Program Planning

Students are expected to be familiar with credit requirements and to keep an accurate check on their progress toward completing degree requirements. Students are advised to check all courses for prerequisites and avoid choosing classes which will result in schedule conflicts. They are also responsible for ensuring that they have completed all degree requirements in the course of their studies.

Residency Requirements

Students may transfer up to 9 credits of graduate or upper division undergraduate courses in management, which are earned post-Bachelor’s degree in which they have received a grade of B or better, from accredited colleges and universities, with the approval of the head of the program.