Johnson & Wales University

MS Nonprofit Management


321 Harborside Blvd.

Providence, RI 02905

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS Nonprofit Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

Master of Science (MS) in Nonprofit Management

Experience. Success.

During this online Master in Nonprofit Management program, you’ll explore the diverse landscape of the nonprofit industry while learning the skills needed to pursue leadership or management positions for organizations like hospitals; local, state and federal agencies; charitable establishments; social welfare institutions; churches; and more. As a graduate, you will develop a nuanced understanding of the way nonprofits operate and succeed on a day-to-day and long-term basis.

What you’ll learn
In addition to gaining a broad understanding of the industry as a whole, you’ll learn about:

  • Resource development
  • Finance and budgeting for nonprofits
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate programs for effectiveness, efficiency, equity and other organizational goals
  • Effective management techniques for nonprofits
  • Theories, policies and practices of nonprofit management to facilitate collaboration between public/nonprofit and private/nonprofit organizations
  • Concepts and theories used to assess the social and ethical responsibilities of nonprofit organizations

Why earn your master’s degree in nonprofit management with JWU?  

  • Earn your degree at your own pace, in as little as 15 months with our accelerated schedule
  • Learn from faculty with years of real-world experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Benefit from curriculum informed by today’s nonprofit employers – learn the skills they’re looking for
  • Benefit from challenging coursework designed to extend your management skills

Course highlights

  • Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management
  • Personnel Deployment in Nonprofits
  • Methodological, Decision-Making and Analytic Techniques
  • Public, Private and Nonprofit Collaboration
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • And more


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

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