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Graduate Education

The Helen Bader Institute of Nonprofit Management offers a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. These two programs have been developed with a specific focus on what nonprofit managers and leaders need to know to be successful and effective.

To accommodate working professionals, classes meet one night weekly during the fall or spring semesters or twice weekly during the summer. The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management may be completed within one calendar year. The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership may be completed in two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study.

Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

The College of Letters and Science and the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business offer and present jointly the Master of Science (M.S.) in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. The program is designed to provide students with the essential theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to be successful in managing and leading nonprofit sector organizations.

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The multi-disciplinary Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management program is jointly offered by the College of Letters and Science and the School of Business Administration and is the first graduate-level program to be offered by any college or university in the State of Wisconsin that has been specifically designed for the leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations.

Please note: This certificate program, when pursued on its own and not in conjunction with another graduate degree, is subject to federal gainful employment regulations. For more information please visit: http://www4.uwm.edu/financialaid/EligConsInfo/gainfulemployment.cfm. See also Gainful Employment Certificate Disclosure Information

Combining the Graduate Certificate with Another Graduate Degree

Students in degree programs across campus such as urban studies, public administration, business, social welfare, education or the arts, have combined the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management with their degree to further enhance their academic preparation for their particular career goals. Contact the Helen Bader Institute at hbi-info@uwm.edu for more information.