The UNC MPA nonprofit management concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills essential to a career in leading and managing organizations in the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit organizations help strengthen our communities by enhancing our quality of life and assisting the disadvantaged.
Nonprofit organizations are looking for qualified professionals to take on the leadership roles that have emerged as a result of rapid growth. A concentration in nonprofit management can prepare students for careers in the following areas:
In the nonprofit management concentration, students will learn about the unique governance, funding, and tax structures that characterize the nonprofit realm. Explore the history and theoretical foundation for public policy and management in the nonprofit sector and the unique challenges faced by nonprofit managers. Coursework examines principles of effective management of nonprofits and program and policy evaluation. Students will also gain practical skills and strategies related to preparing grant applications and fundraising for nonprofit organizations.
Students who want to pursue a concentration in nonprofit management must complete at least nine credit hours from the list of electives below or other elective courses as approved in advance. For example, students often complete LAW 213 Nonprofit Law as part of this concentration.