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Master of Nonprofit Administration

Earn Your Master of Nonprofit Administration

The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree prepares individuals to lead nonprofits across the sector. This degree covers all the disciplines essential to running effective, mission-driven organizations, from fundraising to financial decision-making to governance. A particular focus on strategic management, as well as relevant regulations and external reporting requirements, will help you develop the skills you need to serve as an executive in both small and large organizations.

Requirements

13 core courses
5 elective courses
36 total semester hours
Full program requirements

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Gianfranco Farruggia

Dr. Gianfranco Farruggia’s expertise in nonprofit leadership has been built by his own long experience in the sector, including nearly 24 years at one organization.

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Study In-Person or Online

Complete your MNA 100% online, through traditional face-to-face classes, or through a combination of formats. Online courses work around your schedule and utilize a secure course website. Choose the combination of class locations that fits your learning style and schedule.

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Alumni Profile

Malik Gillani G’13 appreciated his nonprofit coursework in part because of projects that were immediately relevant to his nonprofit organization, Chicago’s Silk Road Rising theatre project, as well as professors who were dedicated to teaching and developing effective nonprofit leaders. He has used his education to create positive, lasting changes for Silk Road, and is confident in his ability to lead the organization into its future.

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Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

North Park’s Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management is a premier resource for nonprofit professionals, providing events, training, and networking opportunities for everyone from seasoned managers and CEOs to individuals starting their careers. The Axelson Center’s annual symposium attracts hundreds of leaders and invites them to engage with contemporary issues and challenges confronting their nonprofit organizations. The Center is a fantastic resource for North Park University students, who are invited to participate in all these programs at a significant discount, gaining valuable connections and learning from nonprofit experts.

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MNA Coursework

Advance your nonprofit career through practical coursework that includes:

  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Nonprofit Board Governance and Volunteer Management
  • Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
  • Measuring Outcomes and Assessment

Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Credential

Through a partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, a national network of colleges, universities and national nonprofit organizations, School of Business and Nonprofit Management students at North Park University have access to the exclusive Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential.

Where North Park Alumni Work

  • American Medical Association Foundation
  • Hephzibah Children’s Association
  • Community Human Services, Inc.
  • Albany Park Community Center
  • Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
  • Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Carmel Catholic High School
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Casa Central

Certificate Options

Graduate-level certificates options allow you to add depth to your degree in a specific area, from nonprofit finance to marketing to church administration and more. Complete one of 16 nonprofit or business certificates through elective options available with the MNA without adding time or cost to your degree program.

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