A nonprofit arts and culture organization can accomplish its mission only if its program operations and organizational management are efficient and effective. Financial planning, staffing, and resource management must function smoothly for any organization to succeed. In this master’s degree concentration, you’ll learn how to set and meet financial goals by cultivating partnerships, managing grants, and implementing community-based approaches. You'll also build and customize data-driven programming strategies designed to help organizations identify and cultivate engaged audiences.
At a Glance
Skills You'll Learn
Develop strategic approaches to managing an organization’s operations
Manage people and programs in ways that encourage innovation and audience loyalty
Explore and choose sustainable business models
Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.
Nonprofit Program Director Salary: National Average
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"The return on investment for the education is invaluable. Things that I would be working on for my day job, I could apply in to classes. It was a direct connection to the work I was already doing." —Tim Vacca, graduate.
Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
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University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.