Today's nonprofit leaders work in a dynamic and changing environment to provide strong and effective leadership to their organizations while maintaining the caring, compassionate environment necessary to support their missions. To achieve that balance, many nonprofit managers find it useful to upgrade their management skills.
That is the goal of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Nonprofit Management online degree program, created specifically for nonprofit professionals and those entering the nonprofit sector. The program combines the strengths and competencies of nonprofit organizations with best practices in management. You will be able to apply the principles learned to real-world situations in the workplace. This program is offered exclusively online.
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Faculty from RMU's highly respected School of Business and from the field integrate the theoretical with the practical by drawing on their own experience and expertise. The 30-credit degree program is offered online and provides a rich context in which students can explore examples and practices in the nonprofit sector.
Program Requirements and Prerequisite Courses
Students who did not complete undergraduate coursework in certain business areas may be required to take prerequisite courses. The program director will evaluate your transcript to determine which courses you need. The following two-credit Pre-MBA courses fulfill M.S. in Nonprofit Management prerequisites:
RMU’s business faculty is a diverse group with corporate and global business experience, bringing the advantage of real-world knowledge directly into the classroom. Many hold professional certifications in their discipline, and they guide our students in pursuing professional certifications.
Our faculty members are actively involved with the business community and professional organizations, providing endless educational and networking opportunities for our students, both in and outside of classroom. They also conduct applied research projects on emerging business topics involving our students. They take pride in getting to know their students from day one and in being part of their career path after graduation.
One of the program's greatest strengths is its collaboration with RMU's Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, the leading resource for assistance and support for nonprofit organizations in the region.
The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management was founded in 1999 to provide the necessary tools for nonprofit organizations to effectively manage and compete in today's society. The center works with clients to assure that the money invested from public and private sources is efficiently and effectively spent to advance their charitable mission.
The center offers consulting services in many areas including: board development, business planning, collaboration and alliances, financial management, fund development, organizational effectiveness, and technology planning.
The center offers workshops on topics such as: collaboration, technology, innovative financing, human resources, and on various management topics presented by national experts. The center provides information and referral services; conducts applied research; and serves to convene in-depth discussions on the problems of society addressed by nonprofit organizations.
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