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Nonprofit Leadership and Management

University of Southern California

12 months
60446 USD/year
60446 USD/year
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This Nonprofit Leadership and Management MNLM program at University of Southern California is developed in recognition of the increasing importance of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in governance and public problem solving – from service delivery to advocacy and from community building to social change.


Over recent years, the missions and perspectives of society’s critically important nonprofit organizations have garnered increasing (and well-deserved) public recognition. 

Not only do these organizations collect and analyze relevant data, they also provide a more comprehensive, qualitative understanding of complex issues.

Leaders across the public and private sectors have awakened to the great capacity of the nonprofit sector to steer effective policy and governance practices within a socially responsible framework. In advocacy and action, the importance of this sector continues will continue to grow.

And those who lead and manage nonprofit organizations will be held more accountable as primary agents of social change.

The Nonprofit Leadership and Management MNLM program at University of Southern California will provide depth in the field for those interested in philanthropy, nonprofits, and social innovation.

Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program Objectives:

  • Attain knowledge of philanthropy and nonprofit management and leadership by offering a theoretical perspective complemented by analytical and managerial skills
  • Develop the skills to lead and advocate for policy and systems change
  • Students will be well-prepared to lead and manage nonprofit organizations focused on service delivery
  • Advance public problem solving through philanthropy and social innovation
  • Graduates of the program will enter the field recognized as potential leaders, with skills to succeed in addressing critical challenges for the field by producing innovative approaches to solving problems through philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Board Governance and Leadership
  • Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Economics for Policy, Planning and Development
  • Policy and Program Evaluation
  • Strategic Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores – Official scores must be received directly from the testing service and date no earlier than 2 years (24 months) prior to the start of your intended first term at USC. 
  • Official transcripts indicating the all degrees received with the title and date conferred in the applicant’s native language and an exact translation into English for each document
  • Financial Guarantee Statement showing proof of ability to pay all tuition and living expenses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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