Nonprofit Management Degree Overview
Are you thinking about how a master’s degree in nonprofit management can help you take on a leadership role with greater responsibility? We’ll help you explore your options further, starting with these questions.
Why should I study nonprofit management?
If you’re a working professional in the nonprofit industry and looking for a leadership opportunity, a master’s degree may be right for you. People like you are building rewarding careers and making a positive impact, both locally and globally.
A graduate degree can put you ahead of your peers in a growing industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nonprofit workforce is the third largest of all U.S. industries. Jobs in the sector represent more than 10% of total employment, accounting for 11.4 million jobs in the U.S.
The career outlook for the nonprofit industry is bright. Fifty percent of nonprofits surveyed by Nonprofit HR anticipate creating new positions in the coming year.
Is nonprofit management for me?
Start by asking yourself this: Are you committed to achieving a mission and influencing change while doing meaningful work? If so, our MNM degree will prepare you for career opportunities in fields like health services, education, social assistance, arts and culture, environmental protection and economic development.
Students are often employed in the sector and want to take on more leadership responsibilities. Or, they’re looking to begin a career in roles such as:
- Public relations and communications
- Community outreach
- Government relations and advocacy
- Program administration and management
What types of people are attracted to our nonprofit management program? You’re likely to share some common traits, such as:
- Faith in humanity
- Eagerness to learn
- Strong sense of justice
What will I learn in Regis’ Master Nonprofit Management program?
This master’s degree is designed in accordance with Regis University’s time-honored Jesuit mission to provide values-centered education while strengthening the commitment to community service.
What are the key learning objectives of our MNM program? Through coursework, discussions and a capstone project, you’ll prepare to be an effective leader, exhibiting professional competency in integrating theory, experiences and social justice in an effort to promote the advancement of the sector.
Our MNM program includes the full range of skills needed in a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations, including:
- Financial management
- Program development accountability
- Governance and organizational leadership
- Human resource leadership
You’ll question assumptions, be presented with varying perspectives, and seek solutions that are responsible to all stakeholders – the essence of ethical leadership.
Regis faculty facilitate course discussion, shape service learning projects and prompt reflections that will give you the insight and skills you need to meet the world’s challenges.
What class formats are available?
Both on-campus (1 weeknight per week) and online (asynchronous) courses are offered.
Program Start Dates
January, March, May, June, August, October (courses taught in 8-week terms, start dates every 8 weeks)
Meet our nonprofit management faculty
M.D. Kinoti, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Master Nonprofit Management
Crystal Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Master Nonprofit Management
“Regis is trying to develop students who are thoughtful and critical, but who lead with a sense of passion and ethics. We want students to ask ‘why’ and look toward the future to see how they can serve the common good. We’re not just developing managers or volunteers, we’re developing leaders. And those are the type of people who’ll influence change in the nonprofit sector.” – M.D. Kinoti, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Master Nonprofit Management.