A career path for the greater good

Make a difference by combining your business skills with a cause that inspires your passion through a career in the nonprofit management field. This specialization will prepare you to manage nonprofit organizations and raise funds through philanthropic giving campaigns and grants. Plus you'll put your community and public relations skills to use as you plan and publicize events, and recruit, inspire and manage volunteers to support your nonprofit's mission.

Students in the Nonprofit Management track will complete core business coursework as part of their Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree — plus focus on nonprofit sector-specific courses that include working with governing boards, foundations and volunteers, advocacy and lobbying, financial management and fundraising, and program cost-benefit analysis and evaluation. Final course plans are pending approval by the Florida Department of Education to start Fall Term 2019.

The admissions process for the Nonprofit Management specialization follows the general bachelor's degree enrollment steps. Students can apply for this new track for a Fall 2019 start and then going forward, can be admitted to begin Spring, Summer and Fall terms which start in January, May and August each year. Track-specific courses will be taught on EFSC's Melbourne Campus.

The degree is intended to provide students with the leadership and management skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce in a mid-level management position.

This BAS program is designed for students who already hold an Associate in Science degree (A.S.), Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) or higher from a regionally accredited institution, including recent graduates and those with experience in the work force. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into this program. AAS degree holders who intend to transfer into the BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.