The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree program enhances degree candidates’ knowledge, expertise, and engagement in the nonprofit sector. The MNA program serves the community by educating competent managers and future leaders to "change the world from here."
The MNA program is designed for students already working or planning to work in nonprofit corporations, foundations, voluntary associations, community organizations, or nongovernmental organizations. The curriculum addresses issues and problems of nonprofit management, and helps students master relevant concepts, skills, and analytic tools. Courses investigate the political, economic, legal, and social environments of nonprofit organizations. Students gain knowledge of organizational behavior and management theory, and develop skills in specific areas such as governance, fundraising, human resources management, financial management, legal issues, and advocacy.
Program Requirements for Students Starting in Fall 2014
The MNA degree requires 36 credits. Ten courses consolidate the curriculum, with a focus on applied management and leadership.
- NPA 678 - Leading Social Change: Institutions and Policy
Program Requirements for Students Starting in Fall 2013
The MNA degree requires 39 credits—30 credits from core courses, including a
3-credit capstone course, and 9 credits from elective courses. The latter
may be either MNA elective courses (678, 682, 683) or other relevant graduate
courses in the University. The MNA courses are listed below:
- Completion of all degree coursework with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
- Completion of a capstone portfolio project
- Successful completion of all degree requirements
MNA Learning Goals
The MNA program focuses on three main goals:
- Development of values and engagement in the community for becoming responsible global citizens.
- Development of skills and competencies in the profession for becoming competent managers.
- Development of knowledge and perspectives in the nonprofit sector for becoming ethical leaders for the common good.
MNA Learning Outcomes
By the end of the program, students will be able to: