Master of Nonprofit Management

An essential part of the Regis University mission is to work toward the service of humanity. The Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree prepares our graduates to achieve this through an academically rigorous, theoretically grounded, and practical program. The goal is to develop individuals with conscientious leadership and management capabilities needed for the ever-changing nonprofit sector. Our graduates become effective leaders who exhibit professional competency in integrating theory, experiences, and social justice in advancing the sector and serving humanity.

Our faculty are experienced professionals representing the wide spectrum of the nonprofit sector.

The MNM degree program is designed to be completed in 24 months, taking one course each 8-week term. The Program culminates in one of two capstone courses: MNM 6970 Professional Project or MNM 6770 Service Oriented Field Experience. MNM 6970 Professional Project involves the creation, development, and evaluation of a product or program and is presented in a thesis-like format.  MNM 6770 Service Oriented Field Experience is a field experience which involves an intense learning experience at an off-campus domestic or international location.

Master of Nonprofit Management students must maintain a 3.0 GPA minimum to graduate.

Course Sequencing

The MNM 6010 Hist/Theory/Future of Nonprofits course is recommended as the introductory class for the MNM program. All incoming students are encouraged to start with this course or at least take it as part of their first 3 classes in the program.

All other courses, excluding the capstone experience, may be taken in any order.

Students have the choice to take one of two capstone courses, the Professional Project or the SOFE. The capstone requires successful completion of 30 semester hours (10 courses) which must include the Research class (MNM 6510 Research for Decision-Making). 

Criteria for Substituting Classes

Consistent with best adult-learning theory and practice, the MNM program encourages students who already have been working in the nonprofit sector for many years to consider options for substituting up to 2 core classes with approved Anderson College graduate courses. The student will still be required to complete 36 semester hours of graduate courses. The following is the process for students to request a substitution:

  • Provide documented professional experience or certification. For example, if a student holds a Certified Public Accountant certification, they may substitute the Financial Management course for another Anderson College course.
  • To make a formal request for substitution, a student should submit a one- to two-page letter with a clear rationale for the requested substitution. Use the outcomes for the class as a template for describing prior experience. 
  • E-mail the request to the Program Director who will grant or deny the substitution.