Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Online; Bismarck, ND; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Catholic Philanthropy MBA Concentration

The University of Mary is a Catholic University based in Bismarck, North Dakota. Respected for its MBA and other accredited master’s degree programs in business, Mary proudly brings Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values into its leadership development programs.

Learn more about how a Catholic MBA compares to your typical online MBA program. There is a difference, and it’s a big one.

The MBA with a concentration in Catholic Philanthropy is ideal for professionals in the field of fundraising. In addition to being steeped in a curriculum of sound business leadership and management principles and practices, the Catholic Philanthropy concentration enables participants to deeply explore the foundations of charitable giving in the context of the Catholic Church’s rich tradition of scholarship, understanding and experience.

Mary’s affordable online MBA programs and other online master’s degree programs in business–including MS in Business, Master of Project Management, and Master of Public Administration–now include the option to study Catholic Philanthropy and fundraising with the new Catholic Philanthropy concentration option. In addition to the online option, students can also choose to study at one of our satellite locations across the region, in evening coursework specifically designed for the working adult.

MBA Catholic Philanthropy Program Highlights

When you choose Mary’s online MBA program and the Catholic Philanthropy concentration, you will experience the best of both worlds: The convenience and flexibility you need to earn your online MBA degree and an online master’s degree with a philanthropy curriculum focused on fundraising and the foundations of charitable giving.

  1. Flexible Learning

    In addition to one week of concentrated study at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, all courses are completed in a convenient online setting that combines all the benefits of classroom learning with the flexibility needed for working professionals.

  2. Expert Faculty

    Learn and study with instructors who are experts in their field, who bring hands-on experience to the classroom and course lessons.

  3. Specialized Focus

    By drawing upon a variety of early and modern Church writings and contemporary sources, including sacred Scripture, participants explore the nature and meaning of the “theology of gift” and its implications in the profession of charitable giving and fundraising.

Why Choose an Online MBA Catholic Philanthropy Program?

With projected employment growth of 9 percent between 2014 to 2024*, the demand for degreed professionals in the field of Catholic philanthropy is projected to grow as well.

In addition to earning an MBA, graduates of the MBA with the Catholic Philanthropy concentration are prepared to sit for the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) exam and careers in a variety of faith-based fundraising enterprises.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Catholic Philanthropy Concentration

In addition to completing the curriculum required for the MBA (MSBMPM or MPA also available), you will take the following courses to complete the Catholic Philanthropy concentration:

  • Foundations in Catholic Philanthropy
  • Transformational Giving: Activating the Gift
  • Principles and Practice