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Organizational Leadership (Not-for-Profit Management)

Lewis University

M.A. Online
24 months
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695 USD/credit
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An effective leader understands how each person plays a contributing role in an organization's success. Lewis University's online M.A. in Organizational Leadership is the key to unlocking the potential of your own leadership abilities, so you can impact your team, your business and your career. 

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Overview

The nonprofit world has its own unique set of challenges and goals. Lewis University's online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with Nonprofit Management concentration2 will instill within you the advanced leadership skills needed to help nonprofit organizations in any field achieve their goals. The Nonprofit Management concentration is a unique specialization tailored to offer training in people-focused strategies, tools, skills and ways to apply them to nonprofit enterprises such as charities, boards and associations.

Courses in the concentration cover organizational leadership and management principles, such as understanding an organization's culture and strategic planning techniques. The curriculum also covers issues vital to the successful performance of nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit organizations are crucial to filling the social, financial, and educational gaps left behind when dwindling state and federal funding falls short. Whether you wish to pursue a fulfilling career working for an established nonprofit, or you have an idea for a new nonprofit, completing Lewis University’s Organizational Leadership program with a Nonprofit Management concentration will help to ensure your success.

A Targeted Education

Upon completion of the program, you'll gain the skills to manage both volunteers and employees through a curriculum that explores topics important to a nonprofit organization's success, including:

  • Creating fundraising strategies
  • Developing corporate and foundation support
  • Organizing planned giving initiatives
  • Running productive board meetings
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing proposals and grants
  • Working with and managing volunteers
  • Nonprofit marketing
  • Building a diverse board of directors

A master's degree is a valuable asset in the nonprofit world and is often required to move into high-level positions. Students will also be prepared to start their own nonprofit initiatives with this concentration if they wish. Either way, working in the non-profit sector can be an extremely rewarding and fulfilling path. Earning your advanced degree in nonprofit management is a great start toward creating positive change in the world.

Programme Structure

Core courses

  • Leadership: Theories, Practices and Context 
  • Assessing Leadership Skills 
  • Leading Change 
  • Ethics, Integrity and Social Responsibility 
  • Conflict Management 
  • Psychology of Motivation 
  • Workplace Research: Critical Thinking and Decision Making 

 

Concentration courses include:

  • Planning Strategically
  • Organizational Cultures and Systems
  • Working with the Community: Boards to Volunteers
  • Stewardship and External Support

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online
  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

All candidates for admission must possess a bachelor’s degree in aviation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or in a major in a related field. Individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated area but have work experience in aviation and/or transportation industries may also apply. The applicant’s overall undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. In special cases, the GPA may be calculated on the most recent 60 semester hours of coursework. Additionally, applicants must submit:

  • A completed application (along with a nonrefundable application fee).
  • Academic transcripts from each institution attended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    695 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 695 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    695 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 695 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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