Online or In-Classroom Formats Available
The certificate is available as a fully online or in-classroom certificate.
I strongly recommend the Nonprofit Management program to other leaders in the field, not only for their own professional development, but ultimately for the betterment of our region as a whole.
M.A., Nonprofit Management
The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management program provides a range of courses addressing the major responsibilities and challenges of nonprofit and human resources management, preparing students to work effectively in the field and to enhance the management skills of those seeking a career in related fields. Administered jointly by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and University College, the program is designed for working adults attending school on a part-time basis.
The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management provides you with the skills and resources for leading mission-driven organizations as productive examples of social entrepreneurship.
Grounded in the historical context of nonprofit management and philanthropy, you will acquire skills in all operational areas of nonprofit management, including:
- financial management,
- grant writing,
- volunteer management,
- resource development,
- research and statistical analysis, and
- marketing communications.
At the strategic level, the program teaches leadership, organization development, strategic planning, marketing communications, and the skills of social entrepreneurship.
Who Should Apply?
This program is designed for experienced nonprofit managers seeking advancement in the field, individuals who are new to the workforce looking for entry-level positions in the field, and experienced professionals from another field who wish to make a transition to the nonprofit sector.
Advanced Certificate Option
University College also offers a 15-unit Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management open to qualified students with a baccalaureate degree. Others with significant professional or volunteer experience may apply after consulting with the program director.
CFRE International Approved Courses
Some Nonprofit Management courses are approved for 37.5 CFRE certification points per course. Please review our individual course descriptions to determine which courses are approved.
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|Program Coordinator: Amy Cole Buehler, (314) 935-6700|
Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Student Services: Elisa Wang, (314) 935-6793
Administrative Assistant for Academic Programs: Holly Schroeder, (314) 935-6759
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Undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs offered by University College are offered through Arts & Sciences at Washington University. Business-related programs in University College are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).