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Servant leadership—motivated by a heart that belongs to Jesus Christ—is in high demand and short supply in our world. If you enjoy nonprofits and working together for the common good—volunteering, fundraising, serving, and providing food, education, and the hope of the gospel for people of any age or socioeconomic status—explore MBU’s Master of Nonprofit Administration and Nonprofit Administration Certificate. Enroll with others who are pursuing similar passions and goals, and prepare to develop, lead, and strengthen nonprofits for the betterment of communities at home and abroad.



Hear from Dr. Tracy Foster, Dean of the School of Business, about MBU’s new Master of Nonprofit Administration 

The MNA is an online graduate degree intended for professionals who work in or plan to work in the nonprofit sector and desire an advanced degree that addresses the unique characteristics of nonprofit organizations.

Featured courses
  • MNA 540: Grant Writing and Fundraising in Nonprofit Organizations
  • MNA 520: Volunteerism in Nonprofit Management
  • MNA 530: Nonprofit Financial Management
  • MNA 550: Law & Nonprofit Management
  • Elective courses emphasizing organizational leadership
Career Opportunities
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Nonprofit Executive Director
  • Social Services Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Camp Director
  • Fundraising Manager

Some careers and employment positions require specialized training or additional certificates and licenses.  If you are pursuing a certification or endorsement through a state or alternative accrediting agency (such as AACS or ACSI), please contact that organization to verify that this program meets the specified requirements.

Degree Benefits
  • Develop God-honoring servant leadership
  • Open doors to new career opportunities
  • Online classes are offered year-round with six start dates per year
  • Our competitive pricing makes the program feasible and affordable.
  • The Teaching & Leading Scholarship is available for those employed in full-time Christian ministry.
  • Our graduate programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Courses

Required Courses: (23 credits)

  • MNA 500: Graduate Success in Online Learning Seminar (0)
  • MNA 510: Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • MNA 520: Volunteerism in Nonprofit Management (3)
  • MNA 530: Nonprofit Financial Management (3)
  • MNA 540: Grant Writing and Fundraising in Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • MNA 550: Law & Nonprofit Management (3)
  • MOL 540: Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
  • MOL 560: Organizational Ethics & Governance (3)
  • MNA 600: Nonprofit Administration Capstone (2)

Elective Courses: (select 9 credits)

  • MOL 510: Theories and Models of Leadership (3)
  • MOL 515: Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MOL 520: Organizational Communication (3)
  • MOL 530: Strategic Leadership & Organizational Change (3)
  • MOL 575: Operations & Project Management (3)

Total Required Credits: 32


Use this GRADUATE COURSE SCHEDULE to choose an upcoming graduate course.

Maranatha’s Graduate Assistant program provides compensation to help graduate students complete a master’s degree. 

Learn more about our Teaching and Leading Scholarship available to graduate students employed in full-time vocational ministry.

Explore our Graduate Reference Manual for further information on the MNA and our other graduate programs.

Highlighted Faculty

Dr. Jeff Drost

Dr. Jeff Drost

Org. Leadership | Program Director, Professor 
PhD in Org. Leadership, Regent University
MS in Banking, University of Wisconsin – Madison
MS in Management, Cardinal Stritch University
BS in Management, Cardinal Stritch University

Dr. Tracy Foster

Dr. Tracy Foster

Finance | Dean, Professor 
DBA in Accounting, Walden University
MBA in Organization & Management, Syracuse University
BSBA in Accounting, Montana State University – Billings

Dr. Judith Leary

Dr. Judith Leary

Administration | Professor

  • PhD in Higher Education Administration (Bowling Green State University)
  • MS in Criminal Justice (Bowling Green State University)
  • MA in Ministry (Piedmont International University)
  • BS in Radio & Television Broadcasting (Bob Jones University)
Dr. Bethany Hager

Dr. Bethany Hager

Administration | Professor

  • JD (Columbia Law School)
  • BA in Pre-Law (Bob Jones University)


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