Nonprofit Management

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Program Modules


npmBrescia’s new degree in Nonprofit Management combines courses in Leadership, Community Development, Nonprofit and General Management to prepare students to make a difference in society, lead organizations, and make recommendations for positive change.

The field of nonprofit organizations and charities in Canada is growing quickly and already represents 11 per cent of the working population. More than two million people are employed by the 170,000 nonprofit organizations and charities in Canada.

The program will enable you to develop leadership capabilities and management skills through experiences both in and outside of the classroom. We believe that there is no other undergraduate program in Canada that will better prepare you for careers in this field.

You will benefit from Brescia’s small class sizes and supportive environment and have the chance to experience field studies, simulations, case studies, exercises, live problems, and lectures on a variety of interesting topics.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in both a Community Development and a Leadership practicum where they will work directly with staff and leaders in community, nonprofit and other organizations. In addition, students will have the option to apply to the Management and Organizational Studies Internship Program, during which they would experience a paid work assignment of between 8 and 16 months length between third and fourth year.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact Professor Colleen Sharen, Management & Organizational Studies Coordinator, at or 519.432.8353 ext 28229.


To learn about prerequisites for the Nonprofit Management program, please click on the appropriate category below:


5.0 first year courses

  • 1.0  course: Business 1220E*
  • 1.0  course from: Mathematics from Calculus 1000A/B, 1301A/B, 1501A/B; Mathematics 1225A/B,
  • 1228A/B, 1229A/B, 1600A/B
  • 1.0  course: Dimensions of Leadership 1031
  • 1.0 course: MOS 1025A/B, Sociology 1050A/B
  • 1.0  course numbered 1000-1999

* MOS 1021A/B and 1023A/B may be substituted for Business Administration 1220E for students transferring from other campuses.

11.0 senior courses

  • 1.0 course: Business 2257
  • 1.5 courses:  MOS 2181A/B, 2205F/G, 3320A/B
  • 0.5 course: MOS 2242A/B, Sociology 2205A/B, Psychology 2850A/B
  • 2.0 courses: Sociology 2215A/B, 3330F/G, 3331F/G, 3334A/B
  • 2.0 courses from: Dimensions of Leadership 2232A/B, 2233A/B, 3331A/B, 3333A/B, 3338A/B,
  • 4431A/B; MOS 3350A/B
  • 2.0 courses: MOS 3250A/B, 3260A/B, 3385A/B, 4425A/B
  • 1.0 course: 4410A/B, 4426A/B
  • 1.0 course from: MOS 2275A/B, 3330A/B; Philosophy 2074F/G; Political Science 2290E; Sociology 3307F/G, 3322A/B, 3332A/B, 3335A/B

An additional 0.5 course (MOS 4400A/B) is required for students in the Honors Specialization.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates find rewarding careers in positions, such as:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Environmental Protection
  • Health Care
  • International Development
  • Religion
  • Research
  • Social Services
  • Sports and Recreation

Career-related Skills



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