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  • Fundraising

    Bachelor's Degree in Business, Concentration in Fundraising

    To succeed in business today, you need flexibility, a broad knowledge base, and experience in every facet of the business world.

    A bachelor’s degree in business from Dean College will prepare you to step directly into a successful career. Designed especially for adult students, this part-time major covers every aspect of business—from accounting and finance to marketing, management and technology.

    The fundraising concentration increases the knowledge base for students already in the field, and prepares students who desire to make fundraising a career.  By providing students with an understanding of all aspects of the field, as well as relevant topics, students will gain invaluable skills to enter or progress in this growing field

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    Course Sequence

    Fundraising

    Core (43 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ENG 332
    Strategic Writing for Managers
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    Majors (36 credits) Credits
    ACCT 103
    Financial Accounting
    3
    ACCT 200
    Managerial Accounting
    3
    ECO 150
    Principles of Economics
    3
    BUS 123
    Foundations of Business
    3
    BUS 230
    Principles of Management
    3
    BUS 235
    Principles of Marketing
    3
    BUS 337
    Organizational Behavior
    3
    BUS 325
    Principles of Finance and Budgeting
    3
    BUS 341
    Statistical Analysis and Decision Making
    3
    BUS 400
    Business Internship
    3-15
    BUS 450
    Senior Seminar
    3
    BUS 415
    Business Policy and Strategic Management
    3
    Concentration & Electives (15 credits) Credits
    FDR 100
    Ethics in Fundraising
    3
    FDR 101
    Creating Perpetual Annual Giving
    3
    FDR 102
    Gift Planning: Tools to Maximize Giving
    3
    FDR 103
    Acquiring Major Gifts
    3
    FDR 104
    Capital Campaign Strategies
    3
    Open Electives (27 credits) Credits
    TOTAL CREDITS: 121 Credits
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