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Nonprofit Management, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The university's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) empowers professionals, business students, and executives to earn a reputable graduate degree from anywhere while continuing to further their existing careers.


As a premier leader in quality online education, the university offers an engaging and effective learning environment that connects peers and experienced faculty using Web-based learning technology, social media, advanced research materials, and an impressive library.

The online MBA program at the university is ideal for individuals and working professionals seeking an advanced management degree that emphasizes timely research, analytical capabilities, and actionable strategies that can currently be implemented to drive business results. The curriculum is continually assessed and optimized using guidance from industry advisory councils. Whether choosing a general or specific concentration, students gain fundamental knowledge of core business competencies including administrative and leadership theory, business marketing, management, finance, law, information systems, and strategy development.

This program is distinct and unmatched in its ability to translate business competencies and make them applicable to U.S. intelligence, public safety, government, and consulting organizations due to the university's close relationship and involvement in educating these communities.


American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

    • Global Management Perspective
    • Managerial Analysis
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Legal & Ethical Issues in Management
    • Applied Decision Making
    • Managerial Economics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Marketing Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Nonprofit Law, Governance, and Ethics
    • The Nonprofit Organization and Executive Leadership
    • Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations
    • Nonprofit Fundraising Planning and Implementation

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Deadline and start date First Monday of every month
                        • Programme intensity

                          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                          • Full-time duration 24 months
                          • Average part-time duration 84 months
                          • Intensity Flexible
                          • Part-time variant
                        • Credits
                          39 credits alternative credits

                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          • Time flexibility
                            Fully structured
                          • Attendance
                            No Attendance
                          • Teacher support
                            Continuous support with feedback on request
                          • Student interaction
                            Online group works/assignments

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:


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                        • Minimum required score:


                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                        Academic Requirements

                        Graduate Student Admission Requirements

                        • You will need a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 
                        • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our international admissions page for more information.
                        • You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID. Military students, except Air Force, can submit a government issued JST transcript.  

                        Getting a Student Visa

                        This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          350 USD/credit
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                        • National

                          350 USD/credit
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


                        International applicants are required to pay each course in full using a U.S. credit card or money order. The Automatic Debit Plan (ADP) payment option is available when used with a credit card drawn from a U.S. institution.

                        Suggestions for international students seeking financial assistance to fund their studies at APUS:

                        • Contact their Ministry of Education – explore scholarship, grants or loan possibilities

                        • Contact private lenders – companies or banks

                        • Seek sponsorship from a personal investor

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