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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 examine an organization's financial and operational goals and develop partnerships and community-based strategies that can further an organization's impact — all through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Skills You'll Learn

The Mission-Driven Operations and Management program of the University of Denver will teach students how to:

  • Effectively plan and resource nonprofit and/or nongovernmental program development
  • Evaluate existing program design, funding structures, resource allocation, and impact
  • Ensure mission accomplishment and operational alignment

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Mission-Driven Operations and Management

According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies (2016), nonprofits are creating jobs three times faster than for-profits and is the third largest industry in the U.S.

A report done by the Philanthropy Outlook projects charity giving will grow 3.8% over the next year. This increase of funds will help community service agencies to create new positions.

The nonprofit industry is a diverse industry with employers based in large cities to rural areas. Nonprofit professionals can seek employment in healthcare, education, social services, arts and culture, and more.

Job Titles

  • Director of Operations
  • Program Director
  • Program Manager
  • Operations Managers
  • Business Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading Nonprofit Financial Health
  • Operational Strategy and Structures
  • Nonprofit Program and People Management
  • Community Organizing, Voice and Empowerment
  • Leading Nonprofit/Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Healthy Nonprofit/Nongovernmental Organizations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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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