• MNM Degree Requirements (Total of 48 credits)

     8 Required Core Courses (32 credits)

    GPA 8002 - Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management
    GPA 8020 - Organizational Theory and Behavior
    GPA 8032 - Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
    GPA 8052 - Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations
    GPA 8062 - Law for Nonprofit Organizations
    GPA 8070 - Research Methods
    GPA 8110 - Governance and Planning in Nonprofit Organizations
    GPA 8362 - Fundraising for Nonprofits

    3 Elective courses (12 credits)

    Three elective courses must be chosen from among the School of Business graduate level courses.

    1 Final Course (4 credits) Choose from:

    GPA 8492 - Capstone Skills Development for Nonprofits
    GPA 8495 - Master's Thesis

    Additional Requirements

    Completion of an internship (GPA 8494) for students with limited nonprofit sector experience.

    Time Limit

    Generally, it will take students 2-3 years to complete the traditional MNM program; however, 7 years is the allowed maximum.

    MNM Application Requirements

    • Completed application form
    • Personal statement. A one-to two-page personal statement, typewritten and double-spaced, detailing:
      • why you have chosen Hamline University,
      • how the degree program will help you meet your career goals, and
      • which concentrations or policy areas are of interest to you and why
    • Professional résumé or curriculum vitae.
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work. If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must submit both the original and an official or a certified course by course English translation. The Hamline University School of Business reserves the right to require applicants to have their academic records evaluated by an academic credential evaluator.
    • Three letters of recommendation, written by people familiar with your academic and/or professional history, detailing your specific qualifications to pursue advanced study (letters from family members are unacceptable).
    • Writing sample. A sample of your academic or work-related writing, typewritten, at least three pages in length, written in the last two years, and written solely by you.