Master of Nonprofit Management

Program Overview

The School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree. The MNM is housed in the School of Public Administration, which is part of the College for Design and Social Inquiry (CDSI).

America's nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations comprise a significant sector of the United States economy. The sector includes approximately 2.3 million organizations with operating expenditures of $1.5 trillion, as of 2012. The sector has experienced a GDP growth of 16.4% over the last decade. In 2010, nonprofits employed 13.7 million individuals, or approximately 10% of the country's workforce. Between 2000 and 2010, nonprofit employment grew an estimated 18 percent, faster than the overall U.S. economy.

The mission of the Masters of Nonprofit Management program is to prepare leaders of mission-driven organizations to excel in their professions and disciplines and to provide the critical, analytical, managerial, and operational education necessary to inform theory and practice of effective service delivery in a nonprofit environment.

The goals of the Masters of Nonprofit Management program are:

  • To provide students with competencies in the ethical management of mission-driven voluntary organizations
  • To provide South Florida with the expertise to operate highly functional, efficient NPO’s
  • To advance South Florida’s nonprofit knowledge base through scholarly research and analysis of relevant NPO issues and trends
  • To educate nonprofit leaders in the integration of ethical practices into their organizational cultures
  • To provide graduates with the necessary skills to enter or to progress in leadership roles in NPOs throughout South Florida.
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