Nonprofit Administration, BMS

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree with a Concentration in Nonprofit Administration

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $534.00

Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMS) with an area of concentration in Nonprofit Administration will provide students with skills in the key components needed to help fulfill the mission of nonprofit organizations including:

  • Management
  • Finances
  • Information
  • Service Delivery
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Program Evaluation

Students of this program pursue a rounded liberal arts education, highly valued in today's workplace for developing critical thinking and decision making skills. In addition to these skills, students also develop: 

  • Knowledge of the key components needed to successfully operate nonprofit organizations
  • A wide range of professional skills including managing staff and volunteers, finances and information
  • Abilities in areas such as service delivery, fundraising, marketing and program information

American Humanics Certification is available. Requirements may be met through coursework in your core requirement. Request information or call to speak to an adviser.

Career Outlook: The field of nonprofit administration is vast and fast-growing, ranging from grant writing, human resource management, accounting or public relations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for social and community service managers will grow much faster than average, with new jobs increasing by 16 percent through 2026.*

Students of this program will be prepared to pursue an advanced degree if desired, and a career in these fields: 

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Interest Groups
  • Community Organizations
  • Professional Associations
  • Foundations

More about the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree (BMS): Nationally ranked as one of the top bachelor's programs in the United States from U.S. News and World Report, the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMS) is a flexible, individualized degree program. In determining these rankings, U.S. News assesses programs on four general categories: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation.

The adaptable nature of the program provides students with the opportunity to design a personalized degree tailored to meet individual career goals, satisfy personal aspirations or prepare for graduate studies. This online degree program accepts transfer credit from all regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as non-traditional credit from formal training experiences that have been evaluated and approved by specific agencies and committees.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Taken the SAT or ACT

  2. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  3. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  4. Be at least 21 years old or active duty military personnel

  5. Have earned a high school diploma or GED

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  2. Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Students must complete at least 30 credit hours in their area of concentration. In addition, students must also complete two secondary fields, each consisting of 12 credit hours from the same subject.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterAug 01
  • Spring SemesterDec 01
  • Summer SessionsJun 01