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The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management is for individuals with an interest in learning more about the nonprofit industry. The design of the program is to meet the needs of practicing executives in nonprofit settings and for students who seek to learn more about managing and leading 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 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

Available Programs

The Master of Science  in Nonprofit Management focuses on individuals with an interest in learning more about the nonprofit industry.

Professional Project
Students in the master's degree 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.

Nonprofit Management degree plan and course descriptions .

The online graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management focuses on individuals with an interest in learning more about the nonprofit sector. The design of the certificate is to meet the needs of practicing executives in nonprofit settings and for students who seek to learn about managing and leading a nonprofit entity with business acumen. Courses in the certificate can be applied towards the Master of Science degree.

An earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is an admission requirement.

Courses are offered in the Fast-Track format. With only five courses required in the certificate, students can complete the certificate in three semesters (Fall-Spring-Summer).

Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate plan and course descriptions .

Accreditation

This business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education, supporting, celebrating and rewarding excellence on a diverse global scale.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

In addition to the general requirements for graduate admission to Our Lady of the Lake University, applicants for the Master of Science or Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management will provide:

  • Two references from persons knowledgeable about the student's managerial and/or professional performance
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