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Mission-Driven Operations and Management

University of Denver

18 months
23808 USD/year
23808 USD/year
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In the Mission-Driven Operations and Management program of the University of Denver, you’ll learn how to set and meet financial goals by cultivating partnerships, managing grants, and implementing community-based approaches.


With the Mission-Driven Operations and Management program of the University of Denver you'll also build and customize data-driven programming strategies designed to help organizations identify and cultivate engaged audiences.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Develop strategic approaches to managing an organization’s operations
  • Manage people and programs in ways that encourage innovation and audience loyalty?
  • Explore and choose sustainable business models

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Mission-Driven Operations and Management

Nonprofits are creating jobs three times faster than for-profits and is the third largest industry in the U.S., according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.

With more than 5 million arts and cultural jobs, industry employment is increasing in the majority of states, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The National Center for Arts Research found that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is expansive, not just in urban areas and the coasts, but also a growing number cultural organizations appearing across rural communities.

Job Titles

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Program Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Cultural Manager
  • Program Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading Nonprofit Financial Health
  • Operational Strategy and Structures
  • Nonprofit Program and People Management
  • Community Organizing, Voice and Empowerment
  • Organizational Vibrancy and Measurement
  • Arts and Culture: Best Practices and Practical Skills

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Earned a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in previous undergraduate work or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree.
  • English Proficiency.
  • No GRE or GMAT Scores.
  • Application Form.
  • The $75 application fee is currently being waived for all applicants.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • Photocopy of Current Passport.
  • A personal statement (two-pages double-spaced, 450-500 words) is required and should be submitted via the application status page.
  • Résumé.
  • Please submit an official copy of your final diploma or final degree certificate along with all appropriate official translations.
  • Financial Verification Form.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35712 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    23808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35712 USD for the full programme during 18 months.


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