MA in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management
Johns Hopkins online Master of Arts in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management provides students with the leadership, management, and organizational skills needed to succeed in the nonprofit sector, both domestically or abroad. The MA in NGO Management is made up of ten asynchronous online courses (6 core courses, 3 electives, and 1 capstone). Courses focus on nonprofit management, leadership, fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, project management, monitoring and evaluation, communications, resource development, social enterprise, and working with international mission-based organizations. Students complete their studies with an professor-led capstone seminar that will focus on a contemporary real-world issue relevant to the nonprofit sector. With the MA in NGO Management students and alumni may work for nonprofits, non-governmental and international agencies, foundations, think tanks, educational institutions, hospitals, museums, environmental organizations, human rights and animal rights organizations, or religious institutions, among others.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the materials and credentials required for all programs, the Master of Arts in NGO Management also requires:
- Statement of Purpose: This 750-word statement should describe how your academic and/or professional experiences have led to your decision to pursue a career in the field of nonprofit or non-governmental management.
- Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or academic accomplishment.
- Six core courses
- Three elective courses
- Capstone Seminar
Please note that students may select three electives listed below, each elective is three credits, totaling to nine credits. Also, please note that not all courses are available each semester.
|AS.470.728||Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management||3|
|AS.470.798||Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits||3|
|AS.470.625||Resource Development and Marketing in Nonprofits||3|
|AS.470.666||Institutional Fundraising: Raising Maximum Dollars from Government Agencies, Corporations and Foundations||3|
|AS.470.774||Nonprofit Governance & Executive Leadership||3|
|AS.470.734||Organizational Leadership and Ethics in NGO Management||3|
|Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation|
|Mission Meets Profit: Building a Social Enterprise|
|NGOs in Development and Global Policy-Making|
|Project Management for NGOs|
Monitoring & Evaluation for Nonprofits/NGOs
|International/Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society in Conflict Zones|
|AS.470.864||NGO Management Capstone Seminar||3|
Students in the Master of Arts in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management program pursue an advanced degree in the specialized field of nonprofit/non-governmental organization management with a special emphasis on analysis, leadership, problem-solving, and most importantly, professional application. Students may select one of the three areas of focus, best suited for their professional needs, including: mission-based international organizations (e.g., humanitarian aid, emergency relief, and foreign assistance); project management (e.g., monitoring and evaluation, proposal development, and leadership); or social enterprise (e.g., hybrid organizations and mission-based entrepreneurship). Students will work with their advisor to determine which electives to take towards their selected area of focus. Classes are designed to maximize individual attention, encourage student contribution, build analytical skills, and provide the technical tools needed in the field. Students complete their studies with the Capstone Seminar. For the final capstone project students may select to a) write an in-depth research paper on a topic relevant to the field; b) design a project in tandem with the needs of an existing social need, cause, or mission-based organization; or c) intern with a nonprofit organization in the US or abroad. Although there is an aspect of independent study, all students enroll in a professor-led online capstone course to help guide them and track their progress.
SEQUENCE OF STUDY
Students must complete 10 courses, one of which includes a capstone project that may be a hands-on experience or in-depth research paper to showcase the skills and knowledge they have gained throughout their studies. Students will take six core courses, and select one area of focus, each made up of three courses, and complete their studies with the capstone. The areas of focus are International Mission-Based Organizations; Project Management, Evaluation, and Leadership; and Social Enterprise. Students also have the option of taking courses from each area of focus with the approval of their advisor. In their first semester, students must take the AS.470.728 Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management course. Elective courses may be taken in any order, with the capstone seminar as their final course.