Nonprofit Leadership | Online Bachelor's Degree | Concordia University Irvine

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership

Concordia University Irvine

Leadership for the benefit of society.

The number one reason that nonprofits fail: not having a qualified leader. The Nonprofit Leadership program will teach you the skills needed to be a successful leader in the nonprofit sector – allowing you to give back to society while advancing your own career.

  • Become a leader in a growth industry. Now representing 8% of total U.S. employment, nonprofits have surpassed the growth rates of both business and government sectors. Our bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Leadership prepares highly trained and qualified leaders who will be in demand – not only in the rapidly expanding nonprofit sector, but within any organization.
  • Fully online. This program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree 100% online. While there are no face-to-face or on-campus requirements, you will still have the opportunity to engage with your professors and peers in real-time sessions scheduled throughout each course.
  • Learn from nonprofit leaders inside and outside the classroom. Concordia University has well-established relationships with local and national nonprofit organizations, and your professors will be experienced subject matter experts in the nonprofit sector.
  • Committed to our Christian identity. As a Lutheran university, an essential part of Concordia’s mission is to empower students for lives of learning, service, and leadership – not only to the church, but to society at large.
  • Affordable investment in your future. Financial aid is available, and the program qualifies for most employer-funded tuition reimbursement programs.

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Online community of learners.

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Most degree programs require a local site or campus through which you earn your degree, but that is not the case with online bachelor's degrees offered through Concordia University Irvine. With our flexible online delivery format, you can live and work anywhere and take all of your courses to earn your bachelor’s degree online.

The design of our online curriculum makes use of some of the most innovative techniques in distance learning today. But we also recognize that students in online programs benefit from periodic real-time sessions. That’s why each of your courses will include regularly scheduled class times with your professors and peers. In these two-hour online sessions, which are scheduled once during the first, third, fifth, and seventh weeks of each course, you and your classmates will participate in live lectures and discussions. This blended delivery system provides the opportunity to engage with our excellent faculty and network with other students in your cohort, while still offering the flexibility of a fully online degree program.

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Facts & figures: the nonprofit sector.

Leadership for the Benefit of Society: Infographic

The nonprofit sector has been growing steadily, both in size an financial impact, for more than a decade. By all economic indicators, this growth is not going to slow. With such rapid changes, the demand for highly-qualified leaders and their skills has never been greater. However, studies have shown that most nonprofits have not been effective in developing a strong leadership pipeline. The Nonprofit Leadership program at Concordia University Irvine is committed to meeting this need by teaching leadership for the benefit of society.

Nonprofit Leadership Infographic

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Upcoming Start Dates
August 19, 2018
January 6, 2019

Courses in the online bachelor's degree program are seven weeks long and taken sequentially one at a time. The accelerated format of the program means that new courses are starting almost every month, so you don't have to lose any time waiting to get started on continuing your education.

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Learn from nonprofit leaders.

Faculty who teach in this program are respected subject matter experts in the nonprofit sector. In addition to their experience, you can benefit from the many partnerships Concordia University has developed with local and national nonprofit organizations, including:

  • Special Olympics
  • YMCA
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Jessie Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership
  • Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
  • Irvine Chamber of Commerce
  • Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
  • Mika Community Development
  • Urban Strategies
  • Long Beach Nonprofit Program
  • Southern California Alcohol and Drug Recovery Foundation
  • Mission Hospital Foundation
  • Hispanic 100 Foundation
  • VotoLatino
  • Opportunity Schools
  • Christian Community Development Association

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Tuition and fees.

When you maintain continuous enrollment the tuition will remain the same throughout the program. Tuition does not include the price of textbooks.

Tuition/Fee Cost
Application Fee $50
Graduation Fee Graduation Fee
Tuition $520/unit
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