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Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM)

Make your cause your career with a nonprofit management master’s

Theory meets practice with Hamline’s Master of Nonprofit Management. You’ll immediately apply the skills learned in class to your current work, preparing you to manage the complex financial and strategic challenges facing nonprofit organizations.

You’re not just joining a master’s degree program specifically designed for nonprofit management. You will also:

  • Develop your expertise and expand your network while working with an array of instructors and nonprofit executives from organizations such as the LifeSource, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, and the Minneapolis Foundation
  • Discover how to successfully navigate the complexities of today’s nonprofits, including working with a broad range of stakeholders, while reaping the rewards of service
  • Join one of just 50 programs globally recognized for its excellence in nonprofit management education by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council

A master's in nonprofit management online, on-campus, or hybrid

We know that balancing work, school, and family can be a challenge. We have designed our Master of Nonprofit Management degree with flexibility in mind. Whichever format you prefer, you’ll be able to learn and network in the manner that works best for you.

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Finish faster with advanced expertise

You can finish Hamline’s nonprofit management master’s program in two years and have the added benefit of unique courses that give you an edge over other programs. You can also choose from two concentrations or create your own.

Business analytics concentration

Nonprofit leaders need to make data-driven decisions. With a concentration in business analytics, you’ll gain the knowledge of statistics and data collection needed to make these decisions, as well as the communication and visualization skills to advocate for data-informed business practices.

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Leadership and change management concentration

The ability to lead organizations through times of change is a highly sought-after skill set. With Hamline’s leadership and change concentration, you’ll develop your own negotiation, conflict management, and project management skills while learning how to enhance the performance of others and facilitate constructive engagement leading to sustainable change.

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Customized concentration

This option is for students who are motivated to study a topic relevant to their degree program in depth. Customized concentrations require 12 credits of graduate elective coursework and may be comprised of graduate courses at Hamline University and approved transfer courses. Sample concentration options might include marketing, finance, or business communications. Students who want to pursue this option should contact the School of Business graduate programs director for an application form.

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You don’t have to navigate your career on your own. Beginning with orientation, our career advisor will guide you in developing your own individual career plan that will best meet your professional goals.