The MBA in nonprofit management seeks to develop students into leaders ready to tackle the challenges of today's nonprofits. This is accomplished through the following program goals and learning outcomes:
Leadership and Management Skills
1. Students will become skilled at governance, leadership, team building, interpersonal influence,and the management of change.
2. Students will learn to lead with vision, integrity and self-awareness.
3. Students will learn to work collaboratively with individuals, in teams, and in organizations.
4. Students will develop strategic Human Resources (HR) skills for improving professional performance within nonprofit organizations.
5. Students will learn organizational behavior theory and skills.
Broad Knowledge Base in Business
Students will develop a broad knowledge base in leadership, management, and technology associated with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
Financial Management Knowledge and Fundraising Skills
- Students will develop financial literacy and management skills related to nonprofit finance, budgeting, fundraising, and philanthropy.
- Students will learn the different financial models for sustainability to apply in both existing and start-up nonprofit organizations.
- Students will learn the basic principles of marketing and how they apply to the nonprofit sector.
- Students will learn the basic processes involved in building a successful branding campaign.
- Students will learn how to best use social media for organizational success.
Social Entrepreneurship Skills
1. Students will develop the ability to pursue innovative solutions to approach social issues facing society that nonprofit organizations address and do so in meaningful and tangible ways.
2. Students will develop the skills needed to lead social change related to both existing and startup nonprofit organizations.
Strategic Management and Analytical Skills
Students will develop the skills and abilities to assess and analyze organizational behavior, culture and performance in order to plan, monitor, and achieve an organizations’ mission, goals and objectives.
Jewish Community Leadership Skills (track)
1. Students will learn the different sociological structures and trends within the American Jewish Community.
2. Students will learn the Jewish historical timeline, the life cycle, and Jewish year in celebration.
3. Students will learn about the contemporary Jewish philosophy and ethics.
Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
1. Students will develop the ability to think critically, synthesize and apply theories, skills and procedures to lead and manage successful nonprofit organizations.
2. Students will development effective communication skills, including written, oral, and interpersonal skills, and be able to use them appropriately in a variety of organizational settings.
1. Students will develop a broad understanding of the research methods and technological tools used in nonprofit management.
2. Students will possess the research and technological skills necessary for data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting (oral and written) of results to be used in managerial problem solving.
- Students will gain guided and practical experience in a variety of nonprofit organizational settings.
- Students will gain direct experience through mentoring, coaching, and shadow-ships will immersed in an organization in their area of interest in the nonprofit sector.