2019-2020 Catalogue

Minor in Nonprofit Organizations

The Minor in Nonprofit Organizations provides an overview of both the business skills needed to manage a nonprofit and the societal environments within which nonprofits operate. Courses in management, marketing and accountancy are supplemented by business and liberal arts courses covering a wide range of subject areas.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
Select two of the following:6
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Reporting
Theory and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Marketing for Nonprofits and Social Enterprises
Select two of the following; at least one must be an Arts and Sciences course:6
Business Electives
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Reporting
Environmental Economics
Crisis Communication Management
Adding Value with Information and Processes
Managing Diversity in the Workplace
Effective Leadership Concepts, Competencies & Character
Service Operations Management
Project Management
Theory and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Marketing of Services
Marketing for Nonprofits and Social Enterprises
Arts and Sciences Electives
Intercultural Communication
Urban and Regional Economics
Health Economics
Cross-Cultural Understanding
Social Policy
International Organizations
Global Health Challenges
Perspectives on Poverty
Community Involvement

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.