Master of Nonprofit Organizations Curriculum

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Our MNO program has been in existence for more than 30 years. The MNO is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), the main body for institution-granting degrees. We are one of 12 accredited nonprofit management programs throughout the world, and the only accredited program in Ohio.

The Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) is a 39-credit hour program. The MNO can be completed full-time in one year, three consecutive semesters, or part-time over two years. The courses are conveniently offered in a blend of evenings and weekends (sometimes this will include Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The MNO program is composed of 24 hours of required coursework and 15 hours of electives, some of which must be completed in the evenings and on weekends.

Below are full-time and part-time sample patterns of enrollment for the MNO program.

Year One

Fall Semester (18 credit hours)

  • SASS 411 - Nonprofit Leadership Dialogues (3 credits)
  • SASS 450 - Nonprofit Law (3 credits)
  • SASS 425 - Nonprofit Financial Management* (3 credits)
  • SASS 409 - Nonprofit Strategic Planning* (3 credits)
  • MNO Elective (3 credits)
  • MNO Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credit hours)

  • SASS 405 Nonprofit Ethics (3 credits)
  • SASS 420 Nonprofit Organization & Management (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 501 MNO Practicum (3 credits)
    • MNO Elective (3 credits)
  • MNO Elective (3 credits)
  • MNO Elective (3 credits)

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 407 Nonprofit Revenue Planning & Development* (3 credits)
  • SASS 410 Nonprofit Data-based Decision Making* (3 credits)

Total MNO Program Hours: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 411 - Nonprofit Leadership Dialogues (3 credits)
  • SASS 409 - Nonprofit Strategic Planning* (3 credits)

Spring Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 405 Nonprofit Ethics (3 credits)
  • SASS 420 Nonprofit Organization & Management (3 credits)

Summer Semester (3 credit hours)

  • SASS 410 Nonprofit Data-based Decision Making* (3 credits)

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 425 - Nonprofit Financial Management* (3 credits)
  • MNO Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (6 credit hours)

  • MNO Elective (3 credits)
  • MNO Elective (3 credits)

Summer Semester (3 credit hours)

  • SASS 407 Nonprofit Revenue Planning & Development* (3 credits)

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 450 - Nonprofit Law (3 credits)
  • MNO Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (3 credit hours)

  • Choose one:
    • SASS 501 MNO Practicum (3 credits)
    • MNO Elective (3 credits)

Total MNO Program Hours: 39 credits

Please note that the sample patterns of enrollment on this page reflect the curriculum for students entering in Fall 2022 and are subject to change in future terms. Our faculty may make enhancements or adjustments to the curriculum in future terms.