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
of Labor Statistics, the nonprofit workforce is the third largest of all U.S. industries. Jobs in the sector
represent more than 10 percent 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
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 program 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 of Nonprofit Management program?
Our program 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
become an effective leader, exhibiting professional competency in integrating theory, experiences and social justice
as you help advance the entire field.
Our MNM program includes the full range of skills needed in a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations,
- 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.
Is Regis’ MNM program accredited?
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning
Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States and a
member of the North Central Association.
What class formats are available?
Nonprofit Management courses are offered online and in the classroom.
When do MNM classes start at Regis University?
Courses are offered in eight-week terms that begin in:
Ph.D., Associate Professor for 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
types of people who’ll influence change in the nonprofit sector.”
– M.D. Kinoti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Global Nonprofit Leadership.
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