Nonprofit Management

The Master of Science (MS) in Nonprofit Management targets individuals with an interest in learning more about the nonprofit industry. Students learn about the nonprofit industry while learning how to manage and lead a nonprofit entity with business acumen. The program is offered completely online to meet the schedule of the busy professional.

Courses in the program are offered in the fast-track format. With only 12 courses required in the program, students can complete their degree in four semesters.

Topics covered in the nonprofit management program include:
  • Becoming an Effective Executive Director
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Talent, Volunteer and Diversity Management
  • Social Media and Information Technology
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising
  • Quality and Risk Management
  • Operations and Administration
  • Legal and Ethical Elements of Nonprofits
  • Board Governance
  • Project Management, Change Management and Strategic Management

Professional Project

Students in the program will work with their instructor to determine a project that will be developed throughout the program. The project will cover components addressed throughout the program and will emphasize effective and efficient management of a nonprofit organization.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Regular Admission
In addition to the requirements for graduate admission into Our Lady of the Lake University, applicants will provide:
  • Two references from persons knowledgeable about the student’s managerial and/or professional performance
Admission Deadlines

Deadlines for submitting a completed application for the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program are as follows:

Fall Term A        •   Aug. 1

Fall Term B        •   Oct. 1

Spring Term A   •   Dec. 1

Spring Term B   •   Feb. 1

Summer Term   •   May 1

For Program Information, Contact

School of Business and Leadership
210-434-6711, ext. 2281

Graduate Admissions

210-431-3995 or 800-436-6558