Master of Nonprofit Administration
The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) provides comprehensive preparation in leadership and management within the nonprofit sector. The curriculum follows the guidelines of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, and focuses on practical applications of core competencies that leading nonprofit executives have stated are critical for effective leadership.
The MNA requires 18 courses, or 36 semester hours, consisting of 13 core courses and five electives. All courses are two semester hours, and students with prior academic coursework in nonprofit management may have up to five courses waived.
The MNA is designed for working professionals. Each course is seven weeks long, and there are six terms per year. Face-to-face courses meet once a week for 3.5 hours. While the degree may be completed part-time in just 21 months, the average time for degree completion is 2.5 years.
The program is extremely flexible. You pursue courses when you wish, at the pace you want, and in the format (classroom or online) you desire. You may complete the MNA at the following campuses:
You are not required to take all courses at one particular campus, and you may register for courses at any campus.
- You may complete graduate certificate programs as part of your MNA in order to concentrate your studies within the degree
- Take elective courses through the SBNM or approved courses from other graduate partner programs at North Park University.
- As a graduate of the MNA program, you will be eligible for the SBNM’s Lifetime Learning program, which allows you to take graduate SBNM courses at a 50% tuition discount for the rest of your life. You may obtain a second SBNM graduate degree by completing a minimum of eight additional courses.
Up to five MNA core courses may be waived if you completed similar undergraduate or graduate courses from an accredited institution within the previous 10 years and received a grade of B or higher. If the number of course waivers exceeds two, you must replace each waived course beyond the first two with an elective course. Waiver and course transfer arrangements are granted at the time of admission to a degree program, and students are not allowed to waive or transfer additional courses after acceptance as a degree-seeking student.
MNA Core Courses
- SBNM 5010 Organizational Behavior and Ethics
- SBNM 5011 Ethical Leadership
- SBNM 5030 Principles of Human Resources
- SBNM 5350 Nonprofit Financial Management
- SBNM 5351 Nonprofit Financial Decision Making
- SBNM 5680 Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
- SBNM 5710 Principles of Nonprofit Management
- SBNM 5720 Nonprofit Board Governance and Volunteer Management
- SBNM 5730 Nonprofit Law, Policy, and Government Relations
- SBNM 5770 Fundraising Principles for Nonprofit Organizations
- SBNM 5771 Annual and Major Gift Fundraising
- SBNM 5780 Measuring Outcomes and Assessment
- SBNM 5790 Nonprofit Strategic Management
You may choose any five elective courses from among those offered through the SBNM, or approved courses from other graduate partner programs at North Park University.