Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management

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Accelerate Your Career with Advanced Credentials in Non-Profit Management

Build skills for leadership roles in non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with graduate credentials from Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs division. This master’s program is international in scope and domestic in practice, focusing on varied political environments, cross-cultural partnership opportunities, and diverse leadership styles.

The inclusive-perspective coursework means you gain relevant competencies needed to manage global projects from concept to implementation.

This master’s program offers the flexibility of AAP’s part-time format with online instruction that fits around your professional responsibilities. You will experience engaging coursework led by instructors with real-world expertise. As a result, you can build relevant skills to become a leader in non-profits and non-governmental organizations.

By earning an advanced degree with AAP, you can:

  • Emerge with the skills needed to lead, manage, and found a non-profit or non-governmental organization anywhere in the world.
  • Study non-profit management through a global lens to gain exposure to varied political environments, cross-cultural partnership opportunities, and diverse leadership styles.
  • Gain a competitive edge in your career through an exploration of social enterprise and international mission-based organizations. You will also study project management, evaluation, and leadership.
  • Graduate with a practical and theoretical understanding of non-profit and non-governmental institutions, their leadership, and operations.

Fast Facts

The MA in Non-Profit Management degree consists of 10 courses and can be completed in as little as one year.

Build Multidisciplinary Skills Needed for Your Career

This flexible program consists of 10 online courses and includes opportunities to engage in specialized coursework in the following areas:

Prepare to work with multilateral organizations and NGOs in international development and humanitarian affairs. Course options include:

  • Contemporary Politics of Latin America
  • Economic Growth: The Politics of Development in Asia, Africa, and Beyond
  • International/Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society in Conflict Zones

Pursue your goals for working in non-profit organizations in positions of leadership, monitoring, evaluation, programming, project management, development, human resources, or on a board of directors. Course options include:

  • Leadership Skills in the 21st Century
  • Principles of Non-Profit Law & Compliance Management
  • Negotiating as a Leadership Skill

This focus area draws on your passion for business, entrepreneurship, or non-profit work. Develop competencies to succeed in the public or private sector. You will select one course to advance your career in a range of capacities.

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