• School of Business

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    School of Business

    Hamline Campus
    1536 Hewitt Ave.
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Minneapolis Center
    1600 Utica Ave. S.
    St. Louis Park, MN

    Amir Sabbagh
    Graduate Admissions Counselor
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55104-1284

  • MNM Degree Requirements (Total of 48 credits):

    10 Required Core Courses (40 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 (4 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.