Online Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Arizona State University’s Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management focuses on teaching students how to create positive change in communities around the world. Expand your skill set and hone the talents needed for key leadership positions in the nonprofit world, such as fundraising and volunteer management, in this master’s in nonprofit management.

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Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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Who should earn a master’s in nonprofit management?

A master’s in nonprofit management provides an effective education for nonprofit sector professionals looking to advance in their careers. In this program, you’ll sharpen your abilities, develop new competencies and network with colleagues working across the full breadth of the nonprofit sector. To be successful in ASU Online’s master’s in nonprofit leadership and management program, you must be passionate about the success of nonprofit ventures.

How can a nonprofit leadership and management degree help my career?

 

Earning a master’s in nonprofit management can position you as a valuable and talented employee, able to positively influence the mission of an organization and the community it supports. At the same time, you’ll develop the competencies needed to move into roles that can be more personally and financially rewarding.

This degree considers a range of common nonprofit management and organizational concerns to build a well-rounded knowledge base and set of abilities. Additionally, you can select electives that tie into your specific career plans in the nonprofit world.

What new skills and experiences will I develop in this online master’s in nonprofit management?

 

Throughout this program, you’ll develop skills in many areas critical to the success of nonprofit groups, such as:

  • Advocacy.
  • Fundraising.
  • Nonprofit organization management.
  • Program development.
  • Volunteer management.

You’ll also build understanding and practical experience in areas like financial and executive management.

The Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. ASU is one of the first 10 graduate programs to earn this prestigious designation. The university is at the forefront of curricular development of degree and certificate programs in nonprofit leadership and management.

What's unique about ASU’s master's degree in nonprofit leadership and management?

 

ASU has one of the largest and best known faculty in nonprofit management in the United States. The faculty has consciously sought to build a program where established professionals can engage each other on core nonprofit topics. The program emphasizes prior nonprofit program or administrative management experience so that seasoned managers can bypass introductory material and engage cutting-edge topics with serious depth.

Master’s in nonprofit management online courses

As a student, you’ll first build key knowledge in core courses that focus exclusively on nonprofit operations. Then, you’ll choose your own electives for a tailored learning experience that directly applies to your career path.


Core course

The Nonprofit Sector


Core course

Financial and Resource Management


Core course

Program Evaluation and Information Management


Core course

Strategic Human Resources Management


Core course

Volunteer Resource Management


Core course

Theory and Practice of Philanthropy


Capstone

Integrative Seminar


Elective

Nonprofit Organizational Behavior and Management


What can I do with a master's in nonprofit management?

A master’s in nonprofit management gives you the necessary skills to lead and advance in a nonprofit organization. You can personalize your academic experience to address a need at your current nonprofit, as well as build talents that can help you seek new roles. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Entrepreneur.

Fundraiser.

Public relations manager.

Social or community service manager.

Volunteer manager.

Accomplished and distinguished instructors in community service

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Accomplished and distinguished instructors in community service

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Online master’s in nonprofit leadership and management admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Application requirements

Eligibility

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A college dedicated to public service and positive change

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.

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