Nonprofit Management

Mission driven? So are we.

Take your place at the forefront of global problem solving. Learn how to lead, scale and sustain nonprofit organizations at Columbia University.

Ready to gain confidence, contacts and knowledge at Columbia University? Get more information:

Columbia University’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management

Build your leadership and development toolkit and prepare to start your own nonprofit or for your role within mission-driven organizations solving global problems in education, healthcare, housing, the arts, climate and international development.

Apply Now

Program at a Glance

“The faculty have really truly lifted me up in my career and made sure that I’m taking the best next steps to move forward.”

Nour B., ‘19SPS, Nonprofit Management


On Campus
One year to complete
Fall enrollment


On Campus or Online
Up to 6 terms
Fall enrollment

In this program, you will:

Attain Leading-Edge Management Skills

Learn how to measure impact, do more with less and help meet the unmet need here in the U.S. and around the world.

Explore Current Issues and Strategies

Elective Courses include Social Design Thinking, DEIA at Work: Leading Inclusive Organizations and Social Purpose Business.

Gain Access to a Mission-Driven Community

Connect with a thriving international nonprofit community based in New York City, as well as Columbia University’s national and global network.