SEATTLE (Source: PRNewswire) |  Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees (www.topmanagementdegrees.com) has published a ranking of the 50 best online master’s programs in nonprofit management.

The data for this ranking was derived from publically available sources, including U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review, and the National Center for Education Statistics. The top online master’s degrees in nonprofit management were ranked based on estimated cost, flexibility, reputation and prestige, student satisfaction, and accreditation.

The top spot went to Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies in Boston, MA, followed by Clemson University’s Graduate School in Clemson, SC, and City University of New York’s Baruch College School of Public Affairs in New York, NY.

Other schools making the list include (alphabetically ordered):

  1. Abilene Christian University – Abilene, Texas
  2. Avila University – Kansas City, Missouri
  3. Bay Path University – Longmeadow, Massachusetts
  4. Cairn University – Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  5. Central Michigan University – Mount Pleasant, Michigan

  6. Chaminade University of Honolulu – Honolulu, Hawaii
  7. Concordia University, Nebraska – Seward, Nebraska
  8. Corban University Hoff School of Business – Salem, Oregon
  9. Eastern University – Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
  10. Grace College and Theological Seminary – Winona Lake, Indiana

  11. Harvard University Extension School – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  12. Hope International University – Fullerton, California
  13. Indiana University-Bloomington – Bloomington, Indiana
  14. Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion, Indiana
  15. Johnson & Wales University – Providence, Rhode Island

  16. Juniata College – Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
  17. La Salle University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  18. Lasell College – Newton, Massachusetts
  19. Lewis University – Romeoville, Illinois
  20. Lindenwood University Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship – Saint Charles, Missouri

  21. Louisiana State University-Shreveport – Shreveport, Louisiana
  22. Marylhurst University – Marylhurst, Oregon
  23. Marywood University Munley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Scranton, Pennsylvania
  24. Metropolitan State University – Saint Paul, Minnesota
  25. New England College – Henniker, New Hampshire

  26. North Park University – Chicago, Illinois
  27. Our Lady of the Lake University – San Antonio, Texas
  28. Park University Hauptmann School of Public Affairs – Parkville, Missouri
  29. Post University Burke School of Public Service & Education – Waterbury, Connecticut
  30. Quinnipiac University – Hamden, Connecticut

  31. Regent University Robertson School of Government – Virginia Beach, Virginia
  32. Regis University – Denver, Colorado
  33. Salve Regina University – Newport, Rhode Island
  34. Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service – College Station, Texas
  35. Troy University – Troy, Alabama

  36. University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
  37. University of Colorado-Denver – Denver, Colorado
  38. University of Denver – Denver, Colorado
  39. University of Houston-Downtown – Houston, Texas
  40. University of Maryland University College – Adelphi, Maryland

  41. University of Montana – Missoula, Montana
  42. University of Nebraska-Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska
  43. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  44. University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business – Notre Dame, Indiana
  45. University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy – Los Angeles, California
  46. Walden University – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  47. West Chester University of Pennsylvania – West Chester, Pennsylvania

The nonprofit sector is a strong and growing field that employs over 11 million employees. Tammie Cagle, editor of Top Management Degrees, states that “organizations within this field require knowledgeable and skilled managers to help organizations make a positive impact as well as remain financially viable.”

She explains that a master’s degree focused on nonprofit management can offer professionals “the knowledge and skills to lead and manage nonprofit organizations, staff, and programs with a curriculum that covers basic business and management topics within the unique context of the nonprofit world.”

An online master’s degree in nonprofit management is advantageous for nonprofit professionals because online programs offer optimal flexibility in order to balance personal responsibilities, coursework, and the demands of nonprofit work.

Top Management Degrees is an independent online resource for information about business and management education and careers. The site publishes rankings and reviews of top business and management degree programs, financial aid options for business students, career guides, and more.

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