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School of Business & Nonprofit Management

Transformative. Forward-Thinking.

Integrated. Supportive. Practical.

Undergraduate Programs

Learn how you can earn your bachelor’s degree by exploring individual majors, the resources available to you, and how to apply.

Graduate Programs

Learn how you can earn your master’s degree by exploring individual degrees and certificates, the resources available to you, and how to apply.

The Axelson Center

Advance your career by engaging in events, training, and networking provided by the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management.

A Word from the Dean

It has been a highlight of my life to be involved in preparing students for lives of significance and service as a professor of the School of Business and Nonprofit Management for the last seventeen years. I am honored to now have the opportunity to continue this process as dean of the school.

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The SBNM Difference

Hear from faculty at the School of Business and Nonprofit Management about why North Park University is the right fit for your business education.

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In the News

The School of Business and Nonprofit Management would like to congratulate Yvonne “Renee” Watts for her recognition by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of “Crain’s 2021 Notable Leaders in HR”. Renee has played an intricate role in teaching our graduate business students. Students describe her as a professional and an overall great instructor. Professor Watts is enthusiastic, confident, and full of energy in the classroom. She brings real-world experience to the classroom.

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Be equipped to excel in any leadership career.

Fully Accredited Programs

North Park University has offered business education since its founding over 125 years ago and it continues to expand its offerings with fully-accredited programs to meet the growing demands of business and nonprofit sectors.


SBNM News and Events

Networking events, guest lectures, training sessions, and international travel opportunities are all a part of your education at the School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

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Meet the Faculty & Staff

Expert faculty will help you bridge the gap between your existing skills and latest industry needs. Dedicated faculty and advisors—a robust network of leadership experts—provide personal guidance, because they’re invested in your success.


Meet the Advisory Board

The SBNM Advisory Board consists of 35 members from around the country who work to grow and improve the school. Board members continue to connect with our students for internships and jobs following graduation.

Advisory Board

Prepares you to be an
industry-influencer who makes
values-centered decisions.

Interdisciplinary curriculum in a flexible format that celebrates diversity of people and ideas.

School of Business and Nonprofit Management Viewbook

Take a quick look at some facts about the School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

Getting Started With the School of Business & Nonprofit Management

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