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Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations (B.S.)

Prepare to make a difference.

The Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations (LMNO) major prepares students for jobs in the nonprofit sector. Through the LMNO program, students will be empowered to become successful professionals who work to advance the quality of life in communities.

This program prepares students with opportunities to increase their abilities and skills in the work of leadership to enhance nonprofit organizations by developing a basic understanding of the nonprofit sector, the role of philanthropy in the United States, and introduce the history, philosophy, ethics, and organizational structure of nonprofit and social service agencies. Students will apply fundraising techniques, the roles of human service professionals in the nonprofit field, and leadership and team development in organizational structures.

Upon completion of the undergraduate program, students may also earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance organization.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Want to work in public or non-profit management
  • Want to make a positive difference
  • Are goal-oriented
  • Have strong leadership and management skills
  • Want to help people and work well with others

Career Opportunities

  • Executive director of a nonprofit
  • Marketing manager
  • Public relations or fundraising manager
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Program director

Recent Employers

  • New Program in 2017

Suggested Minors

  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Social Media
  • Events and Facilities Administration
  • Youth and Community Work

Clubs and Organizations

  • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA)

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.