Nonprofit Management

Social work professor teaching class
Master of Nonprofit Organization (MNO)

About the Program

Our students gain the management and leadership skills they need to effectively lead staff and volunteers, respond to demands for accountability, design innovative and efficient solutions to society’s most pressing issues, and promote social responsibility. This nationally renowned program is part of the top-ranked Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

What to Expect

You can complete our Master of Nonprofit Organizations in as little as one year, with full- and part-time enrollment options available to meet your schedule. In our highly interactive program, you'll learn from our outstanding faculty through a variety of courses that will help you navigate the world of nonprofit organizations. But you'll also learn from your classmates; in our cohort model, you'll move through the program with a core group of students who provide a uniquely supportive environment—allowing conversations and insights well beyond what's on the syllabus. 

“At the Mandel School, you will be immersed in learning specific to the nonprofit sector—not learning tools or approaches that you must then adapt to nonprofit work.”

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Beyond the Classroom

Short-term study abroad opportunities are available to help students understand how nonprofit issues, policies and practices are approached across the world. Closer to home, Mandel School students are involved in community health and public policy work with a number of organizations in the Greater Cleveland area.

By the Numbers


The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is top-ranked in Ohio (U.S. News & World Report)


The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is top ranked in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2020) 


of alumni are employed within six months of graduation


of on-campus students received a scholarship in 2019 

Admission Details

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • The GRE is not required
  • No application fee
  • Students must also demonstrate a strong interest in the nonprofit sector through volunteer activities, internship experiences, or employment in a nonprofit organization

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Richard Sigg
Richard Sigg
Director for Recruitment and Enrollment
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

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