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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP

MNML Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

Help your community by strengthening your ability to develop strategic, innovative, and cooperative solutions to societal problems. Unlike programs that focus exclusively on a business approach to nonprofit management, Capella's Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership addresses leadership challenges and strategies specific to nonprofit organizations, including organizational and community collaboration, programming with a cultural context, and global non-government organization (NGO) perspectives. It was designed around industry standards for nonprofit management education, including the graduate curriculum guidelines established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). Simulations, group problem-solving, and real-time coaching sessions are used to strengthen the collaboration and communication skills needed by nonprofit leaders. Convenient electronic textbooks are available for most courses, which lowers costs and provides immediate access to course materials. People who choose this degree are often pursuing nonprofit leadership positions, may wish to start their own nonprofit organization, or are considering a career change into the nonprofit sector.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Health care organization
  • Religious organization
  • Social assistance agency
  • Environmental organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Foundation
  • Research organization
  • Charitable organization
  • Civic group

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Executive director
  • Program manager/director
  • Fundraising manager
  • Director of community engagement
  • Program coordinator
  • Public communications/media relations manager
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Human services manager/ director
  • Social service provider, manager, or administrator

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Public Service Leadership Master's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Public Service Leadership masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Master's degree graduates from Capella's School of Public Service leadership report satisfaction with their tasks and responsibilities. The majority (70%) of graduates are employed in healthcare, non-profit, social/community services, P-12, or government/public sector settings.

Career growth potential 45% Promotional opportunities 41% Salary and benefits 41% Tasks and responsibilites 65%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our Public Service Leadership master's degree alumni report receiving a salary increase or assuming a leadership role.

Advanced in career or profession 25% Successfully changed careers 14% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 6% Assumed a leadership role 24% Received a promotion 15% Received a salary increase 26% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 26% Received award 2% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 6% Conducted a research project 9% Served as a professional consultant 10%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.