Program Requirements

Complete a master of nonprofit administration (MNA) degree for a comprehensive preparation for leadership and management within the nonprofit sector.

The MNA is a 36-semester-hour degree, requiring 13 core courses and five electives. Each graduate course is two semester hours. While you can complete the degree in just 21 months, the average time for this program is two-and-a-half years.


Elective courses for all graduate business and nonprofit degrees can be chosen from the wide range of courses available in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management. The core courses listed below cannot count as electives. You may be able to complete a graduate business or nonprofit certificate through your elective credit.

View all graduate business and nonprofit courses.

Master of Nonprofit Administration Core Courses

The degree requirements listed below are for students who begin their program during the 2015–2016 academic year (August 2015 and later). Some of these courses will be new as of August 2015, and their course descriptions are not yet available in the catalog.

Please review the full academic catalog for the year you enrolled at North Park for official requirements for completing your degree. The catalog, a School of Business and Nonprofit Management advisor, and our course schedules can assist you in planning your course sequence to complete your program.

  • SBNM 5010 Organizational Behavior and Ethics
  • SBNM 5011 Ethical Leadership
  • SBNM 5350 Nonprofit Financial Management
  • SBNM 5351 Nonprofit Financial Decision Making
  • SBNM 5680 Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
  • SBNM 5705 Multi-Sector Convergence and Social Responsibility
  • SBNM 5710 Nonprofit Management: Theory and Application
  • SBNM 5720 Nonprofit Board Governance and Volunteer Management
  • SBNM 5730 Nonprofit Law, Policy, and Government Relations
  • SBNM 5770 Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • SBNM 5771 Annual Gift Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • SBNM 5780 Measuring Outcomes and Assessment
  • SBNM 5790 Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Management Capstone
Program Requirements
Academic Advising and Planning
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Certified Nonprofit Professional
Certified Nonprofit Professional LogoBy completing your Master of Nonprofit Managment, you complete one of the primary requirements to earn the CNP credential. Contact Jacqueline Babb for more details.