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The Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management (MNLM) degree is intended for professionals who work in or desire to work in the nonprofit sector. This online program provides an opportunity to obtain an advanced degree that addresses the unique character of nonprofit organizations and the social sector.
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The Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree gives professionals the chance to improve or add skills necessary to work in the nonprofit sector. Students of the Nonprofit Leadership and Management master's program will explore research, theory and the practice of leadership and management in the nonprofit sector.
Graduates with a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree gain leadership skills and knowledge in topics such as the management of human resources (both paid and volunteer), fundraising, program evaluation, fiscal management and governance in nonprofit organizations. Graduates of this online program gain enhanced recognition and credentials similar to students who have graduate degrees in administration or management.
Graduates of this program can enter into careers in a number of specialties within nonprofit organizations such as nonprofit organization management, fundraising, program development, volunteer management and advocacy.
On average, students will complete the Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree within approximately two years, but a shorter time frame is possible. The MNLM requires 33 credit hours. Students take 18 credits of required core courses and select 15 credits from elective courses. The final component of this degree program is a capstone course, which integrates and synthesizes material from prior courses.
For Graduate programs and certificates: All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
In addition, Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management applications are reviewed by a committee of MNLM program faculty. This committee values students with experience working in the nonprofit sector and who have a clear vision for using the degree to advance in their work.