Master of Nonprofit Administration

North Park University

Program Description

Master of Nonprofit Administration

North Park University

Master of Nonprofit Administration

Earn Your Master of Nonprofit Administration

The master of nonprofit administration (MNA) degree prepares individuals to lead nonprofits across the sector. This degree covers all the disciplines essential to running effective, mission-driven organizations, from fundraising to financial decision-making to governance. A particular focus on strategic management, as well as relevant regulations and external reporting requirements, will help you develop the skills you need to serve as an executive in both small and large organizations.

Why North Park?

A master of nonprofit administration degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management will prepare you for senior-level positions in the nonprofit sector. North Park University has been recognized as having one of the most comprehensive nonprofit programs in the country—we understand the importance of connecting your organization’s mission to best business practices and innovative strategies. Your coursework will be immediately relevant to your work and career, and a flexible schedule includes classes taught in an accelerated format at night, on weekends, and online. This fully-accredited program integrates theory with real-life situations to help you develop successful strategies for your organization.

Study In-Person or Online

Complete your MNA 100% online, through traditional face-to-face classes, or through a combination of formats. Online courses work around your schedule and utilize a secure course website. Choose the combination of class locations that fits your learning style and schedule.

Where North Park Alumni Work

  • American Medical Association Foundation
  • Hephzibah Children’s Association
  • Community Human Services, Inc.
  • Albany Park Community Center
  • Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
  • Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Carmel Catholic High School
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Casa Central

Alumni Profile

Malik Gillani G'13 appreciated his nonprofit coursework in part because of projects that were immediately relevant to his nonprofit organization, Chicago's Silk Road Rising theatre project, as well as professors who were dedicated to teaching and developing effective nonprofit leaders. He has used his education to creative positive, lasting changes for Silk Road, and is confident in his ability to lead the organization into its future.

Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

North Park’s Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management is a premier resource for nonprofit professionals, providing events, training, and networking opportunities for everyone from seasoned managers and CEOs to individuals starting their careers. The Axelson Center’s annual symposium attracts hundreds of leaders and invites them to engage with contemporary issues and challenges confronting their nonprofit organizations. The Center is a fantastic resource for North Park University students, who are invited to participate in all these programs at a significant discount, gaining valuable connections and learning from nonprofit experts.

MNA Coursework

Advance your nonprofit career through practical coursework that includes:

  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Nonprofit Board Governance and Volunteer Management
  • Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
  • Measuring Outcomes and Assessment

Certificate Options

Graduate-level certificates options allow you to add depth to your degree in a specific area, from nonprofit finance to marketing to church administration and more. Complete one 17 nonprofit or business certificates through elective options available with the MNA without adding time or cost to your degree program.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

North Park University offers a comprehensive scholarship program to help you afford the education you desire. Most students qualify for awards that reduce their tuition costs between 10% and 35% throughout their degree or certificate program. Our Lifetime Learning Program also offers 50% tuition reduction on classes, certificates, and degrees after you have completed one master’s degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 12, 2016
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