• Master in Nonprofit Management Traditional Model

    The Master in Nonprofit Management program is offered in a traditional format at our Saint Paul campus. The program is tailored to the scheduling needs of working professionals by offering evening classes and online components. Students select either full or part-time study.
    Program Requirements

    Students are required to complete 48 academic credits (twelve 4-credit courses). Most students complete the program in two to four years; however, seven years is the allowed maximum.
    Core Courses

    • Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management 
    • Professional Ethics 
    • Organizational Theory and Behavior  
    • Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
    • Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations
    • Law for Nonprofit Organizations 
    • Research Methods  
    • Volunteer Engagement and Resources Management 
    • Governance and Planning in Nonprofit Organizations 
    • Fundraising for Nonprofits

    Elective Course

    One 4-credit course in the School of Business can fulfill this requirement
    Final Course

    Students may choose from one of two final course options:
    • Capstone Skills Development for Nonprofits 
    • Master's Thesis 

    Complete list of required and elective courses

    Additional Requirements

    • For students with limited financial management training, an accounting course is required prior to registering for Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (GPA 8032).
    • For students with limited nonprofit sector experience, an internship (GPA 8494) is required.

    Dual Degree Option

    Students in the Master in Nonprofit Management program may apply to earn a dual degree in nonprofit management combined with law, public administration, or management.