Organizations & Professionalism


We talked to Dr. Rebecca Haskett about the major differences between nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. Dr. Haskett minored in strategic management in nonprofits while earning her doctorate degree and she currently teaches nonprofit classes at Anderson University. Right now, according to Dr. Haskett, “The nonprofit sector is the trend in the United States, especially as we leave manufacturing.”

Nonprofit Organizations For-Profit Organizations
  • Accomplishments achieved by both volunteers and employees
  • Accomplishments usually achieved by employees only
  • Funding usually comes from donations that is tax-deductible
  • Funding usually comes from selling products and services
  • The mission is usually to serve society and the greater public good
  • The mission is primarily to earn money and help shareholders
  • When seeking employment, the employers want to know that you believe in their cause and are passionate about serving
  • When seeking employment, your personal passions and desires to service are not always emphasized
  • The biggest challenges are usually a lack of funding and a need for more volunteers
  • The biggest challenges are worldwide competition, especially since wages are lower in other parts of the globe

We surveyed our faculty for the best tips on behaving professionally.


The AU MBA program is a traditional MBA program designed for the working professional. Classes meet in the evening and mostly one night each week. Most students complete the program in less than 23 months. The MBA program is offered on the Anderson campus and in several locations in the Indianapolis area. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) nationally accredits the Anderson University MBA program, and Anderson University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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