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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. 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.

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.

Interact with professors and fellow students, participate in online discussions, and experience Maranatha without leaving home.

Complete your degree in two years or less

Gain industry insight and expertise from business professionals

Featured courses
  • Grant Writing in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Volunteerism in Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • 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
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)

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

Course Schedule

Spring A 2020 (January 21-March 13)

  • MOL 510: Theories & Models of Leadership**
  • MOL 540: Strategic Human Resource Management*

Spring B 2020 (March 17-May 8)

  • MOL 520: Organizational Communication**
  • MOL 560: Organizational Ethics & Governance*

Summer A 2020 (May 12-July 3)

  • MNA 510: Nonprofit Organizations*
  • MOL 515: Theories & Models of Leadership**
  • MOL 560: Organizational Ethics & Governance*

Summer B 2020 (July 7-August 28)

  • MNPA 530: Nonprofit Financial Management*
  • MOL 530: Strategic Leadership & Organizational Change**

* required program course
** elective 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.



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