Master of Nonprofit Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management

Program Description

Master of Nonprofit Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management

Earn a 12-month, specialized Master of Nonprofit Administration degree in the dynamic setting of downtown San Francisco.

The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) at University of San Francisco’s School of Management prepares nonprofit professionals to leadership and managerial positions in the nonprofit and social sector. In line with the University’s motto change the world from here the MNA program promotes competent nonprofit leaders and effective managers for innovative, strategic and systemic solutions to make the world a better place. Its carefully designed curriculum and embedded experiential learning enhance managerial competencies and leadership capacity in the area of:

  1. Nonprofit social innovation through effective fundraising strategies and social enterprise solution for achieving financial sustainability.
  2. International, cross-cultural and diversity perspectives for effective operations of social solutions through NGOs and global enterprises.
  3. Social impact measurement and analysis of organizational effectiveness and program’s outcomes benefit our communities and the common good.

The University of San Francisco Nonprofit Administration degree program draws from key partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, foundations and entrepreneurs involved in international development and global engagement.

Students deepen their socially committed scholarship through a customized curriculum that may include academic global immersions, international internships and global capstone projects.

The curriculum combines practical, hands-on and real-world organizational projects with innovative methods, approaches, and tools in social, environmental and economic impact assessment.

Main Features of the Full-Time Master of Nonprofit Administration Degree

  • A one-year program; 36 units to be completed in 12 months
  • Weekday Evenings, typically Monday-Thursday 5 - 9 p.m. and one morning class
  • Project-based and experiential learning within San Francisco’s vibrant nonprofit community
  • Small, seminar-style classes in cohorts to foster diverse, critical, and intercultural conversations
  • Classes begin every fall semester (end of August) in San Francisco

USF Part-Time Master of Nonprofit Administration

With the Part-Time MNA, become an ethical nonprofit leader and an effective manager for social change as you develop competencies in board governance, fundraising and impact analysis for nonprofit organizations. Pictures: Rebecca Kirkpatrick MNA '16 and Kenyon DeVault MNA '16

Achieve new heights in your career as you join your peers to problem solve, create and redefine the nonprofit landscape.

As part of the nation’s first graduate degree program in nonprofit administration, you continue USF’s tradition of ethical leadership and entrepreneurial creativity by learning the theoretical and practical skills needed to become a nonprofit leader.

Work alongside classmates who share your professional ideals and aspirations to make better communities and a better world. You can do all of this while enjoying the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum and building strong collaborations and connections in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad.

Degree

  • A 21-month program; 36 units and 9 courses
  • Weekday Evenings, typically two days a week 6–9 p.m.
  • Program designed for working professionals with evening classes offered at the USF downtown San Francisco campus
  • Small, seminar-style classes in cohorts to foster experiential learning and enriched conversation
  • Classes begin every fall semester (end of August) in San Francisco
  • Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options
  • The program is member of Nonprofit Academic Center Council (NACC), an international association comprised of accredited colleges and universities that focus on the study of nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations, voluntarism and/or philanthropy
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 26, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 - 21 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
41,400 USD
Estimated total program tuition.
Information
Deadline
Nov. 15, 2018
Round 1 application deadline.
Locations
USA - San Francisco, California
Start date : Aug. 2019
Application deadline Nov. 15, 2018
Round 1 application deadline.
End date May 12, 2019
Dates
Aug. 2019
USA - San Francisco, California
Application deadline Nov. 15, 2018
Round 1 application deadline.
End date May 12, 2019