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Nonprofit Leadership, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
Nonprofit organizations are in the business of making the world a better place. They change lives and solve our communities' toughest problems – but are only as effective as their leadership. We offer a Nonprofit Leadership degree at the Rockhurst University. 
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Dedicated and skilled professional staff members are needed to create and lead programs, develop and manage resources, promote causes, work with youth, analyze data and carry out countless other essential functions. Students in the nonprofit leadership major achieve the professional competencies that nonprofit sector employers seek.

Rockhurst University’s Nonprofit Leadership program is consistently recognized nationally for excellence in community service and engagement. In 2017, our program earned the highest national recognition: the National Campus Program Excellence Award. Moreover, Rockhurst is the only university in the Kansas City area that offers students the opportunity to earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Independent research conducted by LinkedIn found that CNPs are seven-times more likely to rise to director-level or higher positions than non-CNP peers.

Rockhurst's award-winning team of nonprofit leadership faculty members include senior leaders of local and national nonprofit organizations working in the field. They bring their experiences and networks to the classroom to benefit your learning and professional development.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Effectively use financial information in the management of a nonprofit organization
  • Implement fundraising activities as identified in a strategic fund development plan
  • Demonstrate the elements of program planning in nonprofit organizations
  • Analyze the impact of laws and regulations on the function of nonprofit organizations
  • Create a professional network by actively developing relationships with mentors in the field

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Data Analysis 
  • Foundations of Nonprofit Leadership 
  • Professional Readiness II: Skill Development 
  • Nonprofit Governance and Executive Leadership
  • Resource Development for Social Impact 
  • Program Development and Evaluation

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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