M.Sc. Online

Nonprofit Management

Johnson & Wales University

24 months
786 USD/credit 23580 USD/year
786 USD/credit 23580 USD/year
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During the online Nonprofit Management program of Johnson & Wales University, you’ll explore the diverse landscape of the nonprofit industry while learning the skills needed to pursue leadership or management positions for organizations like hospitals; local, state and federal agencies; charitable establishments; social welfare institutions; churches; and more.


As a graduate of the Nonprofit Management program of Johnson & Wales University, you will develop a nuanced understanding of the way nonprofits operate and succeed on a day-to-day and long-term basis.

What you'll learn

In addition to gaining a broad understanding of the industry as a whole, you’ll learn about:

  • Apply knowledge of the resource development, financial and budgeting aspects of nonprofit organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current management practices in the nonprofit sector.Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate programs against standards of mission effectiveness, efficiency, equity and other nonprofit goals.
  • Apply appropriate decision-making processes and skills to effectively manage nonprofit organizations.
  • Apply theories, policies and practices of nonprofit management to facilitate collaborative efforts between public/nonprofit and private/nonprofit organizations.
  • Apply concepts, theories and skills to assess the social and ethical responsibilities of nonprofit organizations.

Why earn your MS - Nonprofit Management with JWU?

  • Earn your nonprofit management degree at your own pace, in as little as 15 months with our accelerated schedule
  • Learn from faculty with years of real-world experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Benefit from curriculum informed by today’s nonprofit employers – learn the skills they’re looking for
  • Benefit from challenging coursework designed to build your management skills
  • If you have a GPA of 2.85 or higher, you are not required to take the GMAT.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management
  • Personnel Deployment in Nonprofits
  • Methodological, Decision-Making and Analytic Techniques
  • Public, Private and Nonprofit Collaboration
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Your Free Application
  • Upon application, your dedicated online admissions associate will send you an electronic Transcript Request Form(s) via Docusign to sign, which will allow JWU to request your transcript(s) on your behalf. (If your school requires additional information to process the request, you will be notified by the admissions team.) JWU must receive transcripts, diplomas, and/or certifications from all postsecondary schools, so you may receive more than one Docusign request to complete.
  • Applicants must submit two recommendations
  • You can complete your statement of purpose completely online

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 786 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 786 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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