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2010-2011 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 1, Issue 3 
2010-2011 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 1, Issue 3 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Non-Profit Management Degree Program


Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Dallas; Argosy University, Denver; Argosy University, Hawai’i; Argosy University, Inland Empire; Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Nashville; Argosy University, Orange County; Argosy University, Phoenix; Argosy University, Salt Lake City; Argosy University, San Diego; Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area; Argosy University, Sarasota; Argosy University, Seattle; Argosy University, Tampa; Argosy University, Twin Cities;  Argosy University, Washington DC

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Non-Profit Management (MSNPM) degree program is designed to prepare students to manage and/or lead the activities of non-profit organizations. Students can apply the critical business skills in the context of mission-based organizations, ensuring the ethical and effective distribution of resources in pursuit of the stated mission of the organization.

Program Outcomes

  • Evaluate management practices in mission-based organizations in terms of human impact and financial impact over the short and medium term.
  • Apply ethical principles and generally accepted operational practices to the management functions of a non-profit setting.
  • Provide accurate advice and counsel to appropriate stakeholders regarding basic non-profit regulatory issues and management practice to specific situations, and provide referrals to appropriate experts when necessary.
  • Implement and revise motivational practices and systems that meet the strategies and constraints of the work environment.
  • Design and execute employee communication plans toward expressed organizational goals.
  • Evaluate the skills and capabilities of individuals relative to specific organizational settings and provide counsel where organizational systems and processes are inconsistent with competencies of the existing workforce.
  • Demonstrate the value-added contribution of mission execution to the community and other relevant stakeholders.

Program Requirements

The MSNPM degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours distributed as follows: core requirements, 12 credit hours; specialty area requirements, 18 credit hours.

Core Requirements

Students in the MSNPM degree program are required to take four core courses (12 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements–Students Are Required to Take the Following

Core Course Requirements–12 Credit Hours


*The Capstone Course must be taken in the final session of the degree program

Speciality Area Requirements

Students are required to take six courses (18 credit hours) in the NPM specialty area.