UW-Milwaukee’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership has been named one of only nine graduate-level programs in the world to receive accreditation by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.
Accreditation signals that a university has a well-developed program and a curriculum that specifically addresses the needs and demands of today’s nonprofit sector. UWM is in the inaugural class of recipients in the first year of NACC’s accreditation program.
Through an extensive curriculum mapping process over the past year, NACC reviewed UWM’s program looking at 16 specific curricular areas vital to nonprofit leaders: board governance; fundraising; executive leadership and entrepreneurship; comparative global perspectives; ethics; history and theory; law; public policy and advocacy; economics; finance; human resources; marketing; data and social media; assessment and decision-making; financial management; and scope of the nonprofit sector.
The review panel found that UWM’s program “…unambiguously meets 16 of the 16 major content subject areas through curriculum instruction…”, and surpassed these requirements in 10 of those categories.
The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, offered since 2006, is administered by UWM’s Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management. Established in 2001 as the first nonprofit academic center in Wisconsin, HBI’s mission is to improve the leadership and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through education, research and service. The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership has been specifically designed to provide students with the essential theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to be successful in managing and leading nonprofit sector organizations.