Nonprofit Management
College of Professional Studies

Nonprofit Management Overview

Program Name Master of Science in Nonprofit Management
College Name College of Professional Studies
Entry Terms Winter 2014: January 6, 2014
Credits Required for Graduation 45 Quarter Hours
Tuition 2014-2015 Tuition
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Facing the threat of privatization and for-profit competition, nonprofit organizations are challenged to find leaders who not only possess keen business and managerial skills, but can also effect change at a community or social level. Being successful in this dynamic and rewarding field requires strong leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of fundraising, marketing, program development, and governance issues.

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program—integrating theoretical approaches with practical applications—prepares you for a leadership position in a nonprofit university, hospital, charity, foundation, or religious organization. The program’s core curriculum has been carefully structured to provide a comprehensive perspective on the social, legal, cultural, and organizational issues that impact nonprofit organizations today. Six degree concentrations—Global Studies, Human Services, Leadership, Organizational Communication, Project Management, Social Media and Online Communities, and Sport and Social Change—complement the core curriculum, allowing students to connect their studies with personal and career learning objectives.

Program Objectives
  • Explore leadership practices that contribute to organizational success
  • Understand legal and governance issues in nonprofit organizations
  • Hone fundraising skills, including grant and proposal writing
  • Recognize important social, organizational, and cultural change agents
  • Discover traditional and nontraditional ways to promote nonprofits to supporters, the public, and the media
  • Analyze national and international trends, issues, and political shifts affecting the nonprofit marketplace