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Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Management

North Park University has long been known as a leader in nonprofit management education in Chicago. As a nonprofit management major, you will learn how to apply solid business sense and sound leadership skills to any kind of nonprofit organization, from private foundations to arts advocacy groups to faith-based initiatives. Courses address effective nonprofit governance and volunteer management, economic decisionmaking, financial management, and building public and financial support for nonprofits.

Delivery Method

A combination of face-to-face and online courses

Admission Requirements

  • At least 12 semester hours from an accredited college or university;

  • At least 2.0 gpa (on a 4.0 scale);

  • Free online application;

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.


Prospective students may scan/email unofficial transcripts for the initial evaluation.

Transfer Policy

School of Professional Studies will accept up to 90 semester hours.


  • Students must complete 50% of the major with North Park.

  • A minimum grade of "C" or better is required to waive a course in the major. Courses are waived at the discretion of the major department faculty chair.

  • North Park's residency requirement is 32 semester hours.

Special Characteristics

  • Accelerated and intensive class sessions meet once a week for seven weeks.

  • North Park University is distinctively Christian, city-centered, and intercultural.

  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) provides an opportunity to earn college credit for experiences that take place outside the classroom. Language fluency, work certifications, volunteer training, and a variety of other learning experiences can be used as the basis for a written project articulating what was learned.