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Nonprofit organizations exist to fulfill a vital mission—to improve the lives of people, strengthen communities, and address a wide range of societal challenges. One of the most important factors in predicting an organization’s ability to achieve its goals and maximize its impact is the ability of its leadership team to ensure long-term sustainability and continued effectiveness of strategic business practices. 

The emerging nonprofit leader requires a master’s program specifically designed for an environment where success is measured by its valued work as well as its fiscal sustainability and strategic vision and growth. The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management has reaped the benefits of the Springfield College 130-year history in leadership development and continues to prepare talented nonprofit managers to strategically lead their organizations

“Enrolling in the MBA was a major investment in my future. This is a great program with great instructors that care.”

Latranda Thurmond, G’16

MBA in Nonprofit Management Careers

Now is the right time to pursue your Master of Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. That’s because positions for social and community service managers, directors, and leaders are expected to grow 18 percent between now and 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduates of the Springfield College Master of Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management are finding that they are well-positioned to fill jobs within non- and for-profit companies. This degree will prepare you to make a positive difference for these organizations.

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Sample Schedule for MBA in Nonprofit Management

Term One

  • Marketing Management
  • Leadership and Governance for Nonprofits
  • Accounting for Nonprofits

Term Two

  • Financial Management
  • Fund Development and Philanthropy 
  • Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Human Resource Management

Term Three

  • Economics of the Firm in Contemporary Society
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Elective Courses: choose one 
    • Operations and Information Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Corporate Residency Fieldwork (Internship)

A delivery that works with your schedule

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management at Springfield College can be completed in one year of full-time study (10 courses). Part-time study is also an option. The choice is yours. 

Hybrid Courses

In the hybrid program, which combines face-to-face and online learning, classes meet one weekend per month.

Fully Online Courses

In the online MBA program, your coursework is completed fully online.

Whichever format you choose, you’ll find that the MBA with a concentration in nonprofit management is a hands-on and project-based program, which blends theory and practical application in collaboration with community organizations.

Courses are discussion-based, and even on-ground classes include an online component that allows instructors and class members to remain in contact between class sessions for discussions and assignments. Elective course options may include Operations and Information Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, and Corporate Residency Fieldwork.

IACBE Accreditation

Springfield College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. 

IACBE Accreditation

AACSB Membership

As a member of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, Springfield College is part of the world’s largest global business education network, connecting educational institutions and businesses to develop exceptional global leaders.

AACSB Business Education Alliance Member