Management Training for the Governmental and Nonprofit Sectors
The Bachelors of Public and Nonprofit Administration will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage people, programs, and organizations in the governmental and nonprofit sectors. In addition to analytical and communications skills relevant to the management professions, you will receive a broad background and understanding of the political, social, and economic environment in which public issues exist.
You'll graduate with the leadership skills to thrive in the board room, to network with public officials and other stakeholders, to negotiate agreements and manage contracts, and to design/improve programs and interventions that improve people's lives.
Join us in Changing Policy & Changing Lives
Develop your Managerial Skills
Gain an understanding of economic, legal, and political systems; and governmental institutions and processes
Develop the analytical/quantitative abilities to analyze, define, and solve problems
Examine the intricacies of human behavior (individual, group, and organizational) and gain an in-depth understanding of how to lead and manage people, projects, and programs
Learn skills in organizational design, strategic planning, budgeting, and performance management
Become a better communicator—written, oral, and electronic
The BPNA core includes coursework in the principles of management, public administration, organizational theory, public policy, public budgeting, financial management, law, ethics, and social science research methods. You’ll study many of the same topics as in a business management major but with a special focus on the governmental and nonprofit arenas.
Students may choose one of three voluntary concentrations and prepare for management positions in organizations addressing some of society's most pressing challenges.
Child Advocacy Studies
Increase your knowledge of key child maltreatment concepts.
Environment & Society
Prepare to tackle environmental problems & support a sustainable future.
Global Public Health
Learn about global issues important to improving population health.