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Webster University in Louisville adds new nonprofit management masters degree

Classes begin Aug. 19

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 23, 2013) — Webster University is launching a master of arts in nonprofit management at its Louisville campus on Zorn Avenue. Classes begin Aug. 19.

websterThe goal of the program is to prepare nonprofit professionals to navigate the complexities and challenges of managing a nonprofit organization in today’s “new normal” business environment. Potential applicants can learn more at the upcoming open house on Thursday, Aug. 8, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Louisville campus. RSVP at www.webster.edu/louisville.

Nonprofit organizations have unique challenges that are not covered in most business graduate programs, according to Dr. Brian Daly, Webster University senior director of Kentucky campuses.

“Our intent is to provide nonprofit leaders with the expertise they need to grow and effectively manage these unique enterprises,” he said. “Anyone who has worked in the nonprofit sector recognizes that it is not the same as running a for-profit business – it requires more than just great management because a nonprofit is accomplishing social good and not financially enriching investors.”

Courses in the program deliver both the practical and theoretical considerations to address the needs of nonprofit professionals and the organizations in which they work. Faculty members are experienced nonprofit leaders and not just academicians.

“It is their real world experiences that make this MA in Nonprofit Management an important addition to the region,” he said.

Course topics include organizational structure, governance and executive leadership, marketing and resource development, financial management, social entrepreneurship, alliances and partnerships, and other related items.

The degree requires satisfactory completion of 36 credit hours and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Accreditation Council on Business Schools and Programs.

Webster University’s home campus is in St. Louis.