Carol Elliott | October 22, 2018
The U.S. nonprofit workforce ranks third in size among the 18 major U.S. industries, behind only retail trade and manufacturing. The sector includes a dynamic array of industries, from health care and education, to social services and the arts. And many economic experts foresee strong job growth in the future, as nonprofit sector sees increasing demand for vital services.
These trends point to another burgeoning need in the sector: nonprofit leaders.
The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has launched a new graduate degree program designed to develop nonprofit leaders skilled in business. The Notre Dame Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA), offered by Nonprofit Professional Development at Mendoza, is a one-year, residential program intended for those desiring to enter the nonprofit sector directly out of college or a post-college nonprofit placement, such as the Peace Corps or Teach for America.
Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now being accepted. In addition to submitting official GRE/GMAT scores, applicants must submit an official transcript, two letters of recommendation and a résumé. Merit-based fellowships are available. An online information session will be held noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 8. Participants can register at mendoza.nd.edu/mna-events.
“The Notre Dame MNA affords students who have a commitment to serving the nonprofit sector an opportunity to learn from world-class faculty, who provide a solid business education to prepare them to lead global nonprofit organizations," said Angela Logan, the St. Andre Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development. “Students enter the program with ‘a servant heart,’ and we believe when they graduate, they will also have ‘a business mind.’”
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