MPA in Nonprofit Management
It’s been common in recent years to see national and international news coverage centered on the continual growth of the nonprofit sector as a whole, as well as the growth of nonprofit-related job opportunities. Some studies have even said that from the late 1990s to the late 2000s, job growth in the nonprofit sector grew at twice the rate of private sector opportunities. In accordance with this phenomena, it is easy to see that the many nonprofits are in need of managers who understand the respective organization’s mission and growth strategy moving forward. The study of Nonprofit Management is intended to help the leadership of nonprofits catch up to the growth of these organizations’ efforts, empowering managers with the knowledge and skill set necessary to guide a new arm of the labor force.
While prerequisites for such a program include a bachelor degree and likely some prior nonprofit experience, students enrolled in an MPA in Nonprofit Management program can expect to see coursework that directly aligns itself with these organizations’ nongovernmental operating approach. Such offerings may include effective grant writing and administration, the study of nonprofit governance, strategic management for nonprofit organizations, and nonprofit finance and economic factors.
Featured Schools with MPA Programs
|Master of Public Admin||University of Southern California – A nation-wide leader in education, USC gives students an opportunity to obtain an accredited Masters degree in Public Admin. This degree is available in both online and campus courses, giving students the choice that best fits their situation and schedule. This program is designed for students who want to become public administrators or other high level leadership positions.|
|MBA Public Admin DBA Public Admin||Northcentral University – Northcentral University has a Masters of Nonprofit Management that focuses on teaching students the core competencies needed for leadership and administration positions, like communication, task prioritization, project management and organization, planning, and human interaction skills. This degree, through online programs, can be completed in only 18 months and can be worked on from any computer, no special software required.|
|Master of Public Admin MPA – Criminal Justice MPA – Governmental Mgmt.||Kaplan University – Kaplan University’s accredited online Masters in Public Administration degrees are designed for those that want to become a public administrator, while the other for those that want to enter governmental management or criminal justice. Both are fully online degrees that can be completed relatively quickly and on your own schedule. These positions are centered in an industry always seeking highly-skilled individuals.|
|MBA Public Administration MA/OM Public Administration Master of Public Admin MA Education & Public Policy||Ashford University – Ashford University offers a wide range of master programs for the public sector. These programs are designed for students interested in becoming a public administrator, entering organizational leadership, and studying public policy and budgeting. Ashford University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, wascsenior.org.|
|Master of Public Admin MPA Health Policy MPA Homeland Security Policy MPA Interdisciplinary Studies MPA Policy Analysis MPA Nonprofit Management||Walden University – Walden University offers a huge variety of online master of public administration degrees. These degrees for those that want to become a nonprofit organization leader, public administrator, influence health policy, join homeland security, enter interdisciplinary policy studies, become policy analyzer, or study law and public policy. Walden uses career-oriented curriculum and engaging assignments to provide students with an education that can be applied to real-world situations.|
|MPS Political Management||George Washington University – The MPS in Political Management degree at George Washington University is available through accredited online and campus classes. The online courses can be completed at a pace that is comfortable to you and in an environment of your choosing. Moreover, the assignments can be worked on any computer - no special software needed - at home, at school, or even on the go.|
|MPA – General Study MPA – Leadership MPA – Public Works Admin||Norwich University – Norwich University is a leader in accredited online public administration education. Their online masters programs offer convenience and fast-paced curriculum. Their public administration programs are designed for those who are focused on public works management, public administration, and finally, becoming a leader in the public sector. These programs are a great, affordable way to open paths to lucrative careers.|