Nonprofit Management, M.Sc.

Nonprofit Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #193 (WUR) Online
Facing the threat of privatization and for-profit competition, nonprofit organizations are challenged to find leaders who not only possess keen business and managerial skills, but can also effect change at a community or social level.

About

Facing the threat of privatization and for-profit competition, nonprofit organizations are challenged to find leaders who not only possess keen business and managerial skills, but can also effect change at a community or social level. Being successful in this dynamic and rewarding field requires strong leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of fundraising, marketing, program development, and governance issues.

Integrating theoretical approaches with practical applications, the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management prepares you for a leadership position in a not-for-profit university, hospital, charity, foundation, or religious organization. Upon completion of this nonprofit degree, you emerge well equipped to embark on a career in nonprofit management—prepared [and inspired] to make a meaningful impact.

Program Objectives
  • Explore leadership practices that contribute to organizational success
  • Understand legal and governance issues in nonprofit organizations
  • Hone your fundraising skills, including grant and proposal writing
  • Recognize important social, organizational, and cultural change agents
  • Discover traditional and nontraditional ways to promote nonprofits to supporters, the public, and the media
  • Analyze national and international trends, issues, and political shifts affecting the nonprofit marketplace
Career Outlook

As the economy rebounds, hiring in nonprofit organizations is on the upswing. In fact, according to Nonprofit HR Solutions’ 2010 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey, 36% of nonprofits plan to create new positions this year.
The fastest growing jobs are in:

  • Direct services
  • Fundraising
  • Program management
  • Program support

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Required Courses
  • Developing Your Leadership Capability
  • Legal and Governance Issues in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Promoting Nonprofit Organizations
  • Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Grant and Report Writing
  • Human Resources Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Capstone
Electives
  • Leading Teams
  • Dynamics of Change at the Community and Social Level
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Crisis Communication
  • Personal and Career Development: Leadership in Practice
  • Integrative Experiential Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Entry Terms: Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter (excl F1 visa applicants)
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    45 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

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 Applies to you

    30195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30195 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30195 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Many students, both full- and part-time, will qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. We hope to assist you in reaching your goals to become a student at Northeastern University.

Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship

The Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Bunker Hill Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship

The Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to pursue an engineering and/or technology program that aligns with today’s industry needs.

Fast Track Your Education Scholarship

The Fast Track Your Education Scholarship is an opportunity for students who have been in the workforce for five or more years, have an associate degree or an equivalent of 60 semester hours (or 80 quarter hours) of transferrable credits, and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree in a fast-track format at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

Global Excellence Scholarship

The Global Excellence Scholarship was created to support students interested in global peer-to-peer learning by engaging with students from countries around the globe in the Bachelor of Science in Leadership – Global Classroom or the Bachelor of Science in Finance & Accounting Management – Global Classroom degree completion program.

Mass Bay Community College Scholarship

The Mass Bay Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Mass Bay Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Professional Information Technology Scholarship

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Roxbury Community College Scholarship

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Urban Education Community College Scholarship

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Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship

The Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for professionals who have been in the workforce for 10 or more years and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

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