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Prepare to be a Nonprofit Leader

The Nonprofit Leadership concentration offered under the MS in Organizational Leadership and Management prepares students with the foundational skills needed to advance to leadership roles at nonprofit organizations in the public and private sectors.  The program focuses on governance, philanthropy, operations, finance and labor relations in the nonprofit sector.


Scholarships of up to $1,500 are available to new students who enroll in Sessions 2 through 5 of this year. Learn more


What You Can Expect 

    • Accelerated classes - offered completely online
    • Weekly, optional, live online sessions with your professors
    • Gain expertise that can be applied directly to your career on day one
    • Ability to finish your master’s in two years on a part-time basis
    • Flexible formats that work around your busy schedule 

    Free Books:  New students who apply for the Spring 2022 semester can get free books for their first course. 

    Upcoming Start Dates 

    Spring 2022

    • Applications due:  Dec. 15, 2021
    • Classes start:  Jan. 14, 2022

    MSOLM - Nonprofit Leadership Curriculum

    Minimum Total Credits: 36

    RequirementPrerequisiteMin. Credits
    OLM 501Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice 3
    OLM 503Applied Research MethodsOLM 501 must be completed or concurrently enrolled.3
    OLM 511 Systems Dynamics and Change  OLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 521 or OLM 523Ethical Decision Making or
    Transcendent Leadership
    OLM 501 and OLM 5033
    ONL 520Development and Philanthropy 6
    ONL 540Nonprofit Finance and Operations 6
    ONL 560Nonprofit Governance and Leadership 6
    ONL 590Practicum and Capstone in Nonprofit LeadershipONL 520, ONL 540, and ONL 5606

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    Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

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