Nonprofit Leadership and Management, MNLM

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Offered through the School of Community Resources and Development, the MNLM program is intended for mid-level professionals who work or desire to work in the nonprofit sector at senior leadership and management levels. The program provides an opportunity to obtain an advanced degree that addresses the unique character of nonprofit organizations and the social sector.

Students explore both theory and the practice of leadership and management in the nonprofit sector. The degree allows graduates enhanced recognition and credentials similar to students who have graduate degrees in administration or management.

Program offered

Nonprofit Leadership and Management, MNLM

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Downtown, Online

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application deadlines

Fall - July 1

Spring - December 1

Summer - April1

Program requirements

Required Core (18 credit hours)
NLM 510 The Nonprofit Sector (3)
NLM 520 Financial and Resource Management (3)
NLM 530 Program Evaluation and Information Management (3)
NLM 540 Strategic Human Resources Management (3) or NLM 545 Volunteer Resource Management (3)
NLM 550 Philanthropy (3)
NLM 620 Capstone: Critical Issues in Nonprofit Management (3)

Electives (15 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students are required to take 18 credit hours of core coursework, of which three credit hours are a capstone course that is completed at the end of the program of study. The capstone course is integrative and case-based, allowing students to synthesize material from prior coursework. Successful completion of this course is required in place of a thesis or applied project.

Students complete 15 credit hours of related elective coursework. Students may petition for one three credit hour course not listed as an approved elective in their program of study as long as students can establish an intellectual and professional development objective that substantiates the course selection. The petition should be submitted prior to enrollment in an elective.

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