M.Sc. On Campus Online

Nonprofit Management

Northeastern University

12 months
35300 USD/year
35300 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University integrates theoretical approaches with practical applications, preparing you to excel in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.


The Nonprofit Management program from Northeastern University integrates theoretical approaches with practical applications. It prepares you for a leadership position in not-for-profit universities, hospitals, charities, foundations, NGOs, or religious organizations. Action-oriented coursework and faculty dedicated to student success prepare you to become a mission-driven executive leader, manager, employee, or board member at a public or private nonprofit organization. You will emerge prepared—and inspired—to make a meaningful impact.

Nonprofit organizations are challenged to thrive in a constantly changing social and business environment, with limited resources and complex needs to be satisfied. Successful nonprofit organizations are defined by 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, strategic planning, marketing, and governance issues. Rather than a generic MBA program, our master's in nonprofit management is built to closely align with the core competencies of fundraising, policy, and strategic management. 

Career Outlook

Hiring in nonprofit organizations is on the upswing. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nonprofit sector ranks third in the U.S. in overall employment, with more than 12.3m employees.

The fastest-growing jobs are in:

  • Direct services
  • Fundraising
  • Program management
  • Program support

A sample of where our recent graduates are working:

  • YMCA
  • Boston Children’s Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Oxfam America
  • Marymount Manhattan College Prison Program

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Management for the Nonprofit Sector
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35300 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    35300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35300 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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