Minor in Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation 

Nonprofit organizations make up one of the fastest-growing employment sectors, creating a high demand for graduates with skills to work for these diverse organizations. The Minor in Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation offers a unique program of study if you're interested in a career, leadership and/or volunteer experience within the nonprofit sector.

Through this minor, you will enhance your undergraduate education in nine (9) core competencies including:

  • Communication
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Cultural Competency & Diversity
  • Financial Resource Development and Management
  • Foundations and Management of the Nonprofit Sector
  • Governance
  • Leadership & Advocacy
  • Legal & Ethical Decision Making
  • Program Development
  • Volunteer & Human Resource Management
  • Future of the Nonprofit Sector

In this minor, you will complete rigorous, comprehensive, academic and experiential requirements to meet industry standards and prepare you for nonprofit sector careers. 


KSU Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation students in the classroom
  • Program Snapshot

    Required Courses: (9 credit hours)
    Students must complete the required courses for the minor.

    • HS 2200: Fundamentals of Nonprofits (Minors should begin with this course)
    • HS 3650: Governance, Advocacy, and Leadership in Nonprofits
    • HS 4200: Human Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

    Elective Courses (6 credits)
    Students select 6 credits of electives coursework. Note: Students seeking an elective course not appearing on the list may request a substitution from the Program Director prior to registration of the requested course.

    • HS 3600: Program Development and Evaluation
    • HS 3800: Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
    • HS 4100: Grant Writing and Fundraising
    • HS 4300: Education Abroad in Human Services
    • HS 4400: Directed Study in Human Services
    • HS 4490: Special Topics in Human Services
    • ACCT 2101: Principles of Accounting I
    • ACCT 4600: Governmental and Not-for Profit Accounting
    • MKTG 3100: Principles of Marketing
    • SOCI 3304: Social Organization
    • TCOM 3020: Grants and Proposals
    • HS 3850: Introduction to Nongovernmental Organizations and Development Or
    • POLS 3850: Introduction to Nongovernmental Organizations and Development

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


Department of Social Work and Human Services

Kennesaw State University
Department of Social Work and Human Services
Prillaman Health Sciences, Suite 3200
Mail Drop #4103
520 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA  30144-5591

Phone: 470-578-6630

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