The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership Studies program is an online graduate degree that provides a comprehensive understanding of nonprofit management and leadership. The program is designed to meet the needs of existing and aspiring nonprofit professionals who want to gain the advanced skills and knowledge needed to lead high-performing, successful nonprofit organizations.
The program’s curriculum provides you with a broad understanding of nonprofit operations. You’ll explore leadership and management theory, nonprofit governance, financial management, fundraising, human resources, program evaluation, and more.
You’ll learn cutting-edge nonprofit management models, strategies, and tools that help nonprofit leaders improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their organizations. You’ll also have opportunities to apply these practices in real-world settings through the program’s service-learning component. Our students gain hands-on experience working with local nonprofits and foundations while applying the skills they’ve learned in the classroom.
Upon completing the program, you’ll be able to design, implement, and evaluate policies and practices that support the mission and goals of a nonprofit organization. Also, you’ll be well-versed in the latest trends and best practices in nonprofit management and leadership.
With a comprehensive curriculum, practical experience, and a focus on innovation, graduates of Lynchburg’s Master of Nonprofit Leadership Studies program are well-prepared to lead successful nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact in their communities.
The nonprofit leadership studies program features:
- Exploration of effective communication strategies, including public relations and advertising.
- In-depth understanding of financial management, from policies to budgeting.
- Study of change models across various social movements.
- Real-world application of community needs assessments and program development tools.
- Training in effective fundraising strategies and techniques.
Why choose the University of Lynchburg nonprofit leadership and management graduate program?
You’ll learn from seasoned faculty — professionals with firsthand nonprofit sector experience who bring their knowledge, skills, and insights into the classroom. The program emphasizes practical skills, with service-learning projects and hands-on experiences.