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Online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Nonprofit Management

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Online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Nonprofit Management

Increase your impact on nonprofit organizations

With an M.B.A. in Nonprofit Management from National Louis University, you can take charge of organizations and initiatives that make a difference.

Blend business essentials and your personal attributes to sharpen your leadership style. You’ll also enjoy hands-on experiences and applied projects meant to deepen your passion for mission-driven work. You can earn your M.B.A. either fully online or through a blend of online and campus-based courses in Chicago or Tampa.

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This difference-making degree will help you:

  • Increase your effectiveness managing organizations, programs and initiatives
  • Better evaluate potential programs through increased assessment skills
  • Build and maintain critical relationships with internal and external contributors
  • Establish successful fundraising campaigns
  • Sustain and expand your efforts to widen your impact on human welfare

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NLU’s M.B.A. has 4 start dates each year and it’s free to apply.

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Why choose NLU for your Online M.B.A. in Nonprofit Management?

Finish in less than two years

You’ll take two gateway courses, seven core courses, three nonprofit management concentration courses, and one capstone course for a total of 39 credits. Transfer up to nine credit hours from prior learning to finish even faster.

Prepare to be in-demand

According to the 2018 Corporate Recruiters Survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council, 69 percent of companies in the nonprofit/government sector plan to hire M.B.A graduates in 2018, up from 45% in 2017. NLU’s curriculum empowers you to develop the skills sought by today’s employers.

IACBE-accredited

NLU’s online M.B.A. programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Get to know NLU:

Empowering our graduates to improve others’ lives is key to NLU’s mission. In fact, MONEY magazine listed NLU as a Top 10 university whose graduates make the world a better place.

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A nonprofit management M.B.A. can improve your career outlook

Potential nonprofit management careers

  • Advocacy director
  • Community organizer
  • Corporate giving director
  • Foundation director
  • Grant administrator
  • Program director / manager / administrator

National Average Salary

Social and community service managers
$64,100
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

Students coming to NLU’s MBA program can expect to learn how to be a leader of change in organizations.

James Nowotarski
M.B.A. Assistant Professor


Nonprofit Management concentration courses include:

Looking for a different M.B.A.?

NLU also offers M.B.A. concentrations in general management, accounting, entrepreneurship, health services administration or human resource management.


Control your schedule

Control your schedule

Get the flexibility you need as a working professional. View your online classes at any time during the week — you set the pace. NLU offers seven start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

Expand your professional network

Expand your professional network

Learning online does not mean learning alone. NLU helps you build a professional network with instructors and fellow online students through active discussion forums as well as project-based work (both group and individual).

Take engaging coursework

Take engaging coursework

You may be online, but you’re still part of the class. NLU’s online learning portal allows you to take a course live, or watch a recording whenever you’re ready. Coursework is delivered in multiple formats including written papers, video and slideshows with audio.


[Online students] have access to all the same resources, the library and so forth.

James Nowotarski
M.B.A. Assistant Professor

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Your success coach gives you one-on-one support

Every online student at NLU is paired with a dedicated success coach who helps in areas ranging from class projects to time management. As your biggest fan at NLU, your success coach can connect you with the resources and people you need to be successful.

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