The community sector in Canada contributes significantly to the development of societal wellbeing and provides a large economic benefit. It is estimated there are 171,000 registered community sector organizations in Canada employing over 2 million people and with annual revenues of more than $112 billion. The Department of Business Administration and Tourism offers a Major, Concentration or Minor in Community Leadership. Also offered is a Certificate in Community Leadership which is available to students in Arts and Science degrees, and other professional programs, as well as those currently working in the community sector.
BBA with a Community Leadership Major
The Bachelor of Business Administration with a Community Leadership Major allows you to specialize in community leadership. After completing ten units of introductory coursework, you will then complete the core community sector courses (Introduction to the Community Sector, Community Leadership: People Management, Community Leadership: Governance & Strategy, Not-for-Profit Marketing, Community Financial Management), plus related electives from the Business Administration and Arts and Science programs. You are also able to enroll in the optional co-operative education program.
BBA with a Community Leadership Concentration
The BBA with a Community Leadership Concentration will provide students with the option to have a Concentration (four units) in Community Leadership. For the concentration you will complete the core community sector courses as well as one and a half units from community related Arts and Science electives.
BBA with a Community Leadership Minor
The BBA with a Community Leadership Minor will provide students with the option to have a Minor (three units) in Community Leadership. For the minor you will complete the core community sector courses as well as one half unit from community related Arts and Science electives.
Certificate in Community Leadership
The Certificate in Community Leadership can be completed in one year of full-time study, over a multiyear period of part-time study, or in conjunction with another degree. The Certificate consists of eight courses (Introduction to the Community Sector, Community Leadership: People Management, Community Leadership: Governance & Strategy, Principles of Marketing, Not-for-profit Marketing, Community Financial Management) and two electives chosen from community related courses from the Department of Business Administration, Department of Communication Studies, Women’s Studies, Political Studies, Canadian Studies, and Sociology.
Not in the BBA program? You can still minor in community leadership.
Students in other Arts, Science and Professional degree programs may complete a minor in Community leaderships as per the calendar requirements for the minor.
Sara Napier, who graduated from the Mount with a Bachelor of Public Relations degree, is the President & CEO of United Way Halifax. In this video, she shares her view on the importance of nonprofit leadership, the many opportunities within this dynamic sector, and the value of the Mount’s new Nonprofit Leadership program.