Empowering Competent, Collaborative Nonprofit Managers, Cause Champions, and Community Leaders
The mission of our Master of Arts program is to prepare individuals for exemplary professional leadership in nonprofit organizations, and we focus on serving the Greater Los Angeles area. We have drawn together a regional community of like-minded people who are in service to the greater good. No assembly line of management techno-bots, we are instead civic-minded, lifelong learners striving to be courageous and clear-eyed about our roles as leaders and managers. We operate as an adult learning community, offering a safe, creative space to think more deeply, learn more collaboratively, and perform more effectively, together. Students and faculty develop deep connections, empower each other, and learn collectively.
If you have an accredited bachelor’s degree and you want an expanding career in the nonprofit sector, the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management is an 18 month cohort-based degree program that will support you in your current and future work.
Master’s Degree Program Features
- Designed for adult learners
- Complete in six 10-week quarters
- Site visits to exemplary non-profit organizations
- Hands-on field work at a local organization or at your own organization
- Study with the same cohort throughout the program, developing a strong learning community that will become the foundation for networking post-graduation
- AULA is the only Los Angeles-area university that is a Collegiate Partner of the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Graduates of the MANM program are eligible to become Certified Nonprofit Professionals, and receive the CNP credential, at minimal cost. As a member of the Association of Certified Nonprofit Professionals, you are immediately connected with thousands of your fellow CNPs serving in leadership positions in nonprofit organizations across the country and around the world.
MANM students and graduates work in small, large, local, and national organizations in all areas of the nonprofit sector including, social services, the arts, health care, faith-based services, animal welfare, environmental organizations, and foundations.
MANM students and alumni are early-, mid-, and later-career nonprofit professionals, holding such positions as:
- Program Director
- Administrative Manager
- Development Officer
- Executive Director
- Service Contractor
- Foundation Officer
- Nonprofit Trustee