Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Management Online

Advance your ability to effectively lead nonprofit organizations in service of the charitable causes they support. This nationally accredited online program can be completed quickly and prepares you for a variety of fulfilling roles in the nonprofit sector.

Apply By: 3/13/23
Start Class: 3/27/23 Apply Now
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Program Overview

Enrich your community with an online MBA in Nonprofit Management

Prepare for advanced service leadership roles with the MBA Nonprofit Management online from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. This multidisciplinary program combines core business competencies with in-demand expertise focused on the nonprofit sector. The 100% online coursework for this MBA empowers you to drive significant organizational impact by developing your knowledge of nonprofit fundraising, governance, and marketing.

Enhance your understanding of the respective advantages, differences, and limitations of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations in this ACBSP-accredited program. Designed with working professionals in mind, the curriculum for this MBA emphasizes the theory and practice of nonprofit management while equipping you to thrive in meaningful leadership positions with the potential for increased compensation.

As a graduate of this online MBA, you will be prepared to:

  • Describe the differences between management in the nonprofit sector and management in other sectors
  • Explain the differences between organizations classified under 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) and the advantages and limitations related to each classification
  • Explain the governing board’s legal and functional responsibilities and identify board best practices
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various types of cross-sector collaboration from the perspective of managers in the nonprofit sector
  • Explain the fundraising process
  • Describe common types of partnerships between nonprofit organizations and business firms
  • Describe the differences between management in the nonprofit sector and management in other sectors
  • Explain the differences between organizations classified under 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) and the advantages and limitations related to each classification
  • Explain the governing board’s legal and functional responsibilities and identify board best practices
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various types of cross-sector collaboration from the perspective of managers in the nonprofit sector
  • Explain the fundraising process
  • Describe common types of partnerships between nonprofit organizations and business firms

Career opportunities:

  • Program Director
  • Nonprofit CEO
  • Executive Director
  • Social Services Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Program Director
  • Nonprofit CEO
  • Executive Director
  • Social Services Manager
  • Fundraising Manager

Also available:

The Mount offers multiple MBA concentrations and graduate certificates. Explore all of our online MBA options.

Total Tuition: $15,630
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30*

*Students who do not have a business undergraduate degree may be required to take 6 credit hours of leveling courses.

Accreditation

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The Master of Business Administration programs at the College of Mount Saint Vincent are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Tuition

Learn how and when to pay our affordable tuition

At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, we are committed to providing a high-quality education for less than you would expect. Tuition for the MBA in Nonprofit Management is affordable and can easily fit into your budget.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $521
Total Tuition $15,630

Calendar

Mark your calendar with these important dates

The MBA in Nonprofit Management is designed with working adults in mind. We offer multiple start dates and faster course completion time to help you earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/30/231/16/231/20/231/25/231/27/233/17/237 weeks
Spring 23/27/233/13/233/20/233/22/233/24/235/12/237 weeks
Summer 15/22/235/8/235/12/235/17/235/19/237/7/237 weeks
Summer 27/10/236/26/236/30/237/5/237/7/238/25/237 weeks
Fall 19/4/238/21/238/25/238/30/239/1/2310/20/237 weeks
Fall 210/30/2310/16/2310/20/2310/25/2310/27/2312/15/237 weeks

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Next Apply Date 3/13/23
Start Class 3/27/23

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Admissions

Apply to the MBA in Nonprofit Management program with ease

The streamlined admission process at the College of Mount Saint Vincent makes it easier to apply and helps you start your academic journey faster. Please read the full admission requirements for the MBA in Nonprofit Management.

  • No GMAT required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MBA in Nonprofit Management online program:

  • Submit online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Statement of purpose
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above on a 4.0 scale
    • Students with a GPA below 2.75 will be reviewed for acceptance by submitting a three-paragraph statement of purpose addressing the following three questions:
      1. What is your current position and what has your career progression been since you graduated from college?
      2. Have you taken any advanced training courses or earned any certificates to enhance your skills in order to better function within your current position? If so, describe those areas of study. Please be sure to include any professional seminars you may have attended or presented.
      3. Why do you wish to pursue your MBA degree? How do you hope to benefit from earning this degree?

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Office of Admissions.

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:
Office of Admission
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471

Courses

Discover what you’ll learn in the MBA in Nonprofit Management program

For the MBA in Nonprofit Management online, the curriculum comprises six core courses and four concentration courses for a total of 30 credit hours. Students without an undergraduate degree in business may need up to 6 additional credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
As the general foundation course for the nonprofit concentration, this course focuses on management and administrative issues relating to nonprofit organization. Administrative structure and other subjects related to the difference between nonprofit and for-profit organizations will be addressed. Subjects covered include constituencies, boards strategic planning, marketing, financial management, human resources, volunteer management, and resource development. This course is designed to provide the student with a clear understanding of the most important management issues in the nonprofit sector and to provide the student with a firm foundation in nonprofit administrative concepts and theories. The student will learn to appreciate the difference between the for-profit and nonprofit organization and related management techniques and issues specific to the nonprofit organization as compared to the for-profit or public sector.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a variety of fund raising methods, provide the context in which these methods might be used, and provide an understanding of how fundraising operates within public and not-for-profit organizations. The course is directed at students pursuing a management career in the not for-profit section as well as other graduate students interested in fundraising within public and nonprofit organization.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
With the increase in the sense of social responsibility in society has come a corresponding increase in the number of nonprofit organizations and in the volume of their activities. Approximately one third of the volume of business in the United States is conducted by governmental units and charitable organizations. As such organizations play an increasingly significant role, accounting for these organizations is receiving more and more attention. For example, a Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), similar to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), has been proposed. This body would be responsible for establishing accounting standards for state and local governmental units. Accounting for other nonprofit organizations, such as churches and hospitals, is also receiving attention by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and other professional accounting groups. The accounting systems for all nonprofit organizations must provide financial data to internal management for use in planning and controlling operations, and to external parties, such as taxpayers and donors, for use in determining the effectiveness of operations. Thus, the focus of this course is both management control and financial accounting for nonprofit organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide an overview of governance issues as well as basic contract, labor, and tax law issues within the area of nonprofit corporation law. Ethics in nonprofits is included with specific emphasis directed towards self-dealing, fiduciary responsibility, and human resource management. Legal issues covered include a variety of legal problems that nonprofit executive directors or their staff are likely to face, including board organization and management problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Nonprofit marketing has become a major, legitimate field of study. Today, nonprofit organizations actively employ marketing techniques, including advertising, personal selling, public relations, and product design to reach their goals. This course is designed to study the marketing strategies used by organizations in education, the arts, social services, libraries, and public services. Through case studies and practical examples the student will be introduced to the special needs of the nonprofit sector and the process for solving marketing problems, as well as the tools and techniques to make effective marketing decisions in specific areas (3 credits).
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores social entrepreneurship by investigating such questions as: Who are social entrepreneurs? How does social entrepreneurship differ from traditional business entrepreneurship? Can the impact of social entrepreneurship be assessed? In exploring these issues, two foundational elements emerge as critical components in a working understanding of the nature of social entrepreneurship in today’s society: who are social entrepreneurs, and what does it take to be successful?
Each of these courses can be waived for applicants with an undergraduate degree in Business.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of three of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Business: Accounting, Finance and Economics. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of three of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Management, Human Resources Management and Business Law. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of two of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Business: Marketing and the Management of Information Systems. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Data Analysis and Modeling is an exciting field in today’s dynamic, competitive world. Business managers deal with large amounts of data and information. A unifying element of the course is the use of Excel to perform various analyses in a spread sheet environment. In this course, students develop skills in using Excel to examine and report data. Students will be able to make strategic decisions using various concepts, methods, and quantitative tools in the field of data analysis and modeling.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In a globalized era, management executives need to understand the role of operations function and its impact on competitiveness. This course provides an understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in the organization. Students will learn how organizations effectively organize and manage the resources in producing goods or services that satisfy customer requirements. In addition, this course focuses on informed decision making using specific analytical tools. The course covers topics such a process flow analysis, project management, supply chain management, capacity planning, facilities location, total quality management, materials management, scheduling and quality control, manufacturing and service strategy, inventory management and forecasting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended as a capstone course in the MBA program, integrating the various courses in the curriculum as the learning accomplished through the core courses and the electives in the student’s area of concentration are applied to the process of strategy formation and case review. As students study the process of strategic management, they will focus on the tasks of crafting, implementing, and executing an organization’s strategy. Strategy is grounded in the array of competitive moves and business approaches management depends on to produce successful performance. The study of strategy, then, considers management’s game plan for strengthening the organization’s position, pleasing its customers, and achieving performance targets. Students will learn how managers devise strategies to guide how the company’s business will be conducted and to help them make reasoned, cohesive choices among alternative courses of action.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended as a vehicle for producing students who will be comfortable and effective in a worldwide marketplace. Today, all students—even those who will never have an overseas assignment—need to be knowledgeable about the global economy. Students must develop cultural literacy in international business. As a business professional they must be able to talk knowledgeably with a visiting executive from a French multinational corporation, or understand and analyze the impact on themselves and their firm of trade negotiations with Japan, devaluation of the Mexican peso, economic growth in China or Brazil, or the collapse of a British bank. It is the purpose of this course to provide such a foundation for future managers who must function in a global competitive environment (3 credits).
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