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 specifically focusing 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.
New graduate students at UW-Milwaukee can find many resources on the UWM Graduate School website.
The College of Letters and Science and the Sheldon B. Lubar College of Business jointly offer a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. The program is designed to provide students with the essential theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage and lead nonprofit sector organizations.
UWM’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is currently one of only 12 similar programs worldwide to receive accreditation from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).
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: When pursued on its own and not in conjunction with another graduate degree, this certificate program is subject to federal gainful employment regulations. For more information, please visit https://uwm.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/eligibility/non-degree-students/. 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 further to enhance their academic preparation for their particular career goals. Contact the Helen Bader Institute at email@example.com for more information.