Get in the Business of Doing Good

You have a strong calling to help create more meaningful livelihoods and work with changemakers. Your leadership and your talents are needed in non-profit organizations, community-based foundations, and corporate organizations worldwide. With your advanced degree in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management, you can advocate for causes you're passionate about. And because you'll interact with so many different sectors (everything from academic and religious organizations to museums, women’s rights groups, and social justice charities), there are unlimited opportunities to grow your career in non-profit, private, and public sectors.

The M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management is designed for working adults who aspire to senior management positions in non-profit and fundraising sectors. NSU’s program is the only one of its kind in Florida, with courses designed to deliver essential skills in grant writing, program development, financial management, human resource management, strategic planning, and more.

In this program, you’ll not only gain the multidisciplinary knowledge you need to effectively manage some of the complexities of the industry, you’ll also work on interesting topics, develop actual research skills, and analyze key issues. You’ll also build an extensive network of professional contacts, which is crucial in socially-driven fields.

The M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management at NSU prepares you to make a meaningful contribution while building a rewarding career. 

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU’s M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management program is 30 total credits to complete. The program is designed to be completed in as little as one year. Download the degree plan.

Start Dates

The M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management program is available to start in August, January, and May.

Delivery Options

Classes for the M.S. in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Management are offered online or on Saturdays at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. The course curriculum is available in a lock-step, executive format, designed to accommodate full-time working professionals. Classes meet face-to-face and synchronously online from 8:00am-12:00pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm. Courses that are scheduled 100% online are offered in an asynchronous format.

Tuition

Tuition for the degree program is $967 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Certificate

The College of Business also offers a Religious Organization Management Certificate program for non-degree seeking students. Learn more about obtaining a Religious Organization Management Certificate.

Earning Potential

Post secondary Education Administrators

$94,340 Average Salary Per Year

Social and Community Service Managers

$65,320 Average Salary Per Year

Public Relations Specialists

$60,000 Average Salary Per Year

Fundraisers

$56,950 Average Salary per Year

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Did You Know?

According to the latest report from the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million non-profits in the U.S.

NSU’s partnership with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy allows us to teach you the latest and greatest in fundraising techniques, so you can drive maximum gifts to your organization.

Religious Organization Management Track

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The Religious Organization Management track of the M.S. in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management program is designed for faith-based professionals and non-profit career aspirants ready to tackle the congregation leadership challenges peculiar to places of worship.

The 3-course series of electives can be used as a substitute for public sector electives as a path for completing an M.S. in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management as well as a future 5-course Certificate in Religious Organization Management. The initial course offerings provide a contemporary perspective of digital marketing, entrepreneurial growth and community-centric leadership strategies facing today’s religious organization leaders.

 

M.S. in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management Curriculum

Core Courses (30 credits)
Credits
PNP 5901
Introduction to Non-Profit Management (PNP 5901 / Credits: 3 )
3
PNP 5902
Grant Development in the Public & Non-Profit Sector (PNP 5902 / Credits: 3 )
3
PNP 5903
Comparative and Cross-cultural Perspectives for Non-Profits (PNP 5903 / Credits: 3 )
3
PNP 5904
Non-Profit Governance (PNP 5904 / Credits: 3 )
3
PNP 5905
Financial Management and Sustainability for Nonprofit Organizations (PNP 5905 / Credits: 3 )
3
PNP 5906
Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Building Endowments (PNP 5906 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5419
Non-Profit Human Resource Management (PUB 5419 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5438
Public and Non-Profit Strategic Management (PUB 5438 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5927
Evaluation of Non-Profit Policies and Programs (PUB 5927 / Credits: 3 )
3
REE 5867
Geographic Information Systems (REE 5867 / Credits: 3 )
3
Core Courses
Credits
ROM 5301
Digital Outreach for Religious Organizations (ROM 5301 / Credits: 3 )
3
ROM 5302
The Business of a Community-Centric Religious Organization (ROM 5302 / Credits: 3 )
3
ROM 5303
Entrepreneurial Strategies for Religious Organizations (ROM 5303 / Credits: 3 )
3
Additional Courses for Certificate in Religious Organization Management
Credits
ROM 5304
Planting Places of Worship in the Modern Era (ROM 5304 / Credits: 3 )
3
ROM 5305
Foundational Systems for Revitalizing Congregations (ROM 5305 / Credits: 3 )
3

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been completed in the past 10 years.
** Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of B- has been completed in the past 5 years.

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

What does success look like? For many, it’s living life on our own terms, becoming a business success so we can help others, or being at the top of our game to fulfill our dream. At NSU Business, it’s all of the above. We believe people, planet, and profit can be the triple bottom line, and that our grads will create businesses that do more than just succeed; they help others thrive, too.

Advance your career with our world-class business programs and our network of leaders, innovators, and change agents. Do your best and deliver what’s Best for Our World™.

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The world is changing more rapidly than ever and it’s not kind to those who settle for ordinary. Instead of chasing the paycheck, we say do it for the payoff. People, planet, then profit. That’s the triple bottom line. Do your best. Be your best. Because that’s how to be Best for Our World.™

Be an earth shaker. A risk taker. A barrier breaker. Be anything you want to be. As long as you become a Difference Maker.

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