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A Master of Science, or MSc, is one of the two most common master’s degree designations; the other being the Master of Arts. Generally achieved within two to three years’ time, many students choose to pursue this degree to enhance career opportunities and earning potential.

Just what is an MSc in NPO? The nonprofit sector has experienced considerable growth in recent years, leading many in the field to pursue master’s degrees as a means of advancing their careers. This relatively new master’s degree program emphasizes skills of relevance to professionals who hold management and leadership roles within the nonprofit sector. While there is some degree of variation among nonprofit organization master’s degree programs, students should expect thorough review and study of areas like strategic finance, accounting for nonprofit organizations, ethics and human resources considerations, and nonprofit governance and law, among other areas.  

Most Master of Science in Nonprofit Organization degree-holders earn higher salaries than those in the field with bachelor’s degrees, or those without degrees. They are also more likely to assume upper-level positions within nonprofit organization administration and related fields than those lacking advanced degrees. Graduates of these programs are also prepared to continue their education and pursue doctorate degrees, if desired.

There is substantial variation in the cost of nonprofit organization and management master’s degree programs. Students are encouraged to consult each school they are considering for current tuition rates and information.

The number of nonprofit and philanthropic entities around the world has exploded in recent years, enhancing job prospects for those with advanced nonprofit organization or management degrees. Many graduates of these programs go on to work in education, social services, community development and planning or government. Others become entrepreneurs or advocates for various nonprofit or social service organizations.

Bachelor’s degree-holders interested in furthering their education and expanding their career opportunities within the nonprofit sector are encouraged to explore our database for available nonprofit master’s degree programs around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Our Lady of the Lake University School of Business

Our Lady of the Lake University offers the new Master of Science in Non-Profit Management degree. The best thing about it is that it is offered COMPLETELY ONLINE! ... [+]

6 classes, 6 credit hours each, and within two years, you have a Master's degree. Our Lady of the Lake University offers the new Master of Science in Non-Profit Management degree. The best thing about it is that it is offered COMPLETELY ONLINE!

Students learn about the non-profit industry while learning how to manage and lead a non-profit entity with business acumen. Courses teach students how to handle finance, marketing, human resources, legal, leadership, and management responsibilities in order to achieve and succeed.

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NPMT 8600- Leading & Managing Non-Profits

This course will cover the unique environment that leaders and managers of non-profits encounter. Topics covered include: Understanding your leadership style; leading volunteers, employee motivation and satisfaction, productivity and performance management.... [-]

USA San Antonio Dallas
September 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business

The University of Baltimore's M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship leverages the expertise of the Merrick School of Business and the College of Public ... [+]

Offered jointly by the Merrick School of Business and College of Public Affairs.

Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges. As their numbers grow across the country, prepare yourself to manage them effectively.

The University of Baltimore's M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship leverages the expertise of the Merrick School of Business and the College of Public Affairs to provide you with a comprehensive education that addresses not just effective management but the forward-thinking initiatives of social enterprise.

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USA Mount Vernon
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Stirling

This Masters in Social Enterprise helps to meet the ongoing challenges of commercial viability, innovation and sustainability. It’s a new and exciting course aimed at pro ... [+]

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This Masters in Social Enterprise helps to meet the ongoing challenges of commercial viability, innovation and sustainability. It’s a new and exciting course aimed at professionals working within social enterprises, advisors, officials, development officers and sector representatives. The course is also a good choice for anyone wishing to develop a career or an interest in social enterprise.

With a focus on the things that matter to social enterprises, you’ll learn how to deliver excellent service and high social value, build and maintain stakeholder support, secure funding, and measure and communicate success. These are set in the wider context in which social enterprises operate, including political, market and community contexts. With flexibility built into the course, you can opt to gain expertise in specific sectors or functional areas of business depending on your own personal requirements or the needs of your organisation.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 20 months
Campus
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, ... [+]

The Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations, as well as those who seek to begin a career in research administration. Students will examine how the research enterprise is organized and led across the U.S. and internationally. Both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors will be examined to highlight any similarities and/or differences. Students will also learn about the management of sponsored research programs in areas related to finance, information technology, and legal, ethical, regulatory, and compliance considerations.

Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Walden University

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization in Walden University’s MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. ... [+]

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization in Walden University’s MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. From fundraising to volunteer recruitment, this program addresses the needs and concerns of contemporary nonprofits. Broaden your knowledge of nonprofit organizations through international themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework and explore the management skills—including budgeting—that nonprofits rely on to carry out their missions. Discover how you can promote positive social change with this online master’s degree.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

Global Leadership International Nongovern... [-]
USA USA Online
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online