Our program provides our students with the necessary skills in management with effective communication practices. Non-profits play a vital role in our society to provide care and support for others. Students will gain an understanding of economic principles and accounting skills in addition to social media, professional communication, and public relations methods. All areas that are required for successful non-profit management.
Nonprofit Management Jobs
Nonprofit management is an interdisciplinary program that combines business management skills with communication effectiveness to provide these organizations with the best possible leaders.
You will learn the basics of economics, accounting and finance elements to successfully run a nonprofit organization while studying effective writing and oral communication techniques for workplace environments. In addition, you will learn to create and publish print, digital and emerging forms of communication with a focus on cross-cultural communication and communication in professional settings. Finally, you will explore strategies, tactics and skills for reaching multiple publics (customers, donors, community members, etc.); methods for handling a public relations crisis; ways to motivate publics to achieve the organization’s goals; and how organizations use social media to spread messages, capture dollars and connect to their publics in our Social Media Concentration.
Business to Business and Community Relations Concentration is perfect for those looking to have a career in business or with a non-profit organization. Students learn strategies, tactics, and skills for reaching multiple publics (customers, donors, community members, etc.), how to effectively deal with a public relations crisis, and ways to motivate publics to achieve the organization’s goals.
Students learn how organizations utilize social media to spread their message, capture dollars, and connect to their publics. Additionally, students learn the current research and analytic techniques used to inform social media campaigns. Our social media concentration builds the skills needed for a variety of employment opportunities in social media, a fast-growing field.
The professional writing concentration marries the love of language with the practical writing skills essential in today’s workplace. With a combination of professional and creative proficiencies, you will enter the workforce with experience and keen insight in a broad array of written forms and styles. From technical and business writing and communication, to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, you will differentiate yourself across many career fields including nonprofit, content development and editing, publishing, and technical writing.
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.
Liberal Arts Core
The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum is rooted in the Liberal Arts and our Franciscan heritage. It is designed to create a framework to develop knowledge, skills, and responsibilities necessary to educate students so that they will be prepared to contribute to the world guided by a concern for issues of justice and ethical behavior.
LEADERSHIP: 4 credits
Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.)
FOUNDATIONAL LITERACIES/SKILLS: 12 credits
Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)*
Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)*
Language & Culture (3 cr.)
*For ‘Writing for the 21st Century’ (English) and ‘Quantitative Problem Solving’ (Math), you may need additional courses depending on your placement.
CORE LITERACIES: 15 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page. Broad themes are:
Narratives of Identity (3 cr.)
Science, Environment & Culture (3 cr.)
Social Tensions (3 cr.)
The American Experience (3 cr.)
Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)
Giving students a culminating experience as well as practical work experience, the Professional Core is a graduation requirement for every Stritch student in a bachelor’s degree program. This bachelor’s degree program includes completion of the Professional Core consisting of three courses:
Our students have gained practical experience through internships.
Internship sites may include:
Campus Vote Project
Cardinal Stritch University - University Communications, Undergraduate Admissions
Leaders Initiative Program
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
St. Thomas More High School
Urban Ecology Center
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Contact admissions or the program faculty with questions about this program.