The Nonprofit Management master’s program equips professionals to excel in nonprofit management careers, whether in international or community nonprofits, foundations, institutions of higher education, health care or the arts, or as fundraising and development experts who work throughout the sector.

For students and professionals who wish to work with mission-based organizations providing some of the most fundamental and important services to our communities, Columbia’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management will prepare you for leadership roles.

With over $900 billion flowing through the nonprofit sector in one recent year alone, comprising 5.4% of the United States GDP and employing 10% of U.S. non-government employment, the nonprofit sector has emerged as a powerful economic engine. The growth of the nonprofit sector requires new policy considerations and sophisticated advocacy strategies. Nonprofit professionals now must be conversant with and utilize new technologies, digital media and data analytics to further their organization’s mission. International perspectives are more important to this sector than ever, with private/public partnerships being deployed to help solve some of the most intractable problems across the globe.

The increasingly sophisticated nonprofit sector now demands its professionals to have management skills tailored to the unique needs of this mission-based sector. The M.S. in Nonprofit Management at Columbia is your portal to mastering cutting-edge applications of management skills to this particular sector, as well as exploring current issues in policy, law, digital strategies, and risk management.

Guest Lecturers

In addition to instruction by the program’s faculty, the program regularly hosts high-profile industry executives as guest lecturers.

Who Should Apply

The program comprehensively addresses subjects important to experienced nonprofit professionals who want to pursue roles with increased executive responsibilities, career-changers, as well as for those new professionals who want to begin their professional journey in nonprofits toward senior development and executive leadership positions.

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