La Salle University’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership program pulls from the disciplines of finance, marketing, planning, evaluation, and more, in order to develop the understanding needed to be a successful nonprofit leader. Graduates of this program will not only have gained the interdisciplinary framework and knowledge needed to lead, but also have had an opportunity to apply that knowledge and learn the challenges of aligning theory and practice.
Our program has the following three broad goals:
This introductory course provides an examination of the management, operations and governance principles and practices of nonprofits in the United States.
This course is designed to provide students with a full understanding of the roles and responsibilities of American nonprofit boards, individual board members and executive leadership.
This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to plan an organizational budget, to implement best practices in financial policies and procedures, to evaluate financial statements, to make financial decisions, and to comply with the legal reporting requirements.
Nearly all students who apply to the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership program have full-time employment in the nonprofit sector throughout the course of their time as a student. Many remain in that position after graduation or use their degree to move forward in their career. Graduates often find employment in the following positions: