2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Jan 30, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

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Nonprofit organizations employ a sizable and increasing share of the nation’s workforce, with employment growth outpacing a number of major industries. The MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership blends academic theory with hands-on experience so students can learn, explore, and apply strategies related to the nonprofit sector. Students gain the management and organizational skills they need to lead diverse and complex nonprofit organizations and to serve as social change agents in local and global communities.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply theories, principles, and processes related to nonprofit organizations in a variety of settings.
  2. Apply ethical solutions and legal guidelines and practices in nonprofit organizations.
  3. Evaluate the performance of governing boards, staff, volunteers, and programs in nonprofit organizations.
  4. Apply best practices (concepts, principles, and processes) to budgeting, financial management, resource development, and strategic planning in nonprofit organizations.
  5. Evaluate best practice models related to developing, leading, and managing domestic and/or international nonprofit organizations.

Degree Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits (63 cr. with optional specialization)
  • Foundation course (3 cr.)
  • Core courses (40 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)


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