Capella University's online PhD in Nonprofit Management program prepares you to develop innovative solutions to emerging challenges in society. This program is designed around industry standards for nonprofit management education, including the graduate curriculum guidelines established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).
The curriculum focuses on organizational and community collaborations; multicultural and diverse population needs; employee and volunteer development; legal, regulatory, and tax issues; financial analysis and reporting; marketing; program evaluation; strategic planning; and advanced skills in fund development and stewardship — all from a nonprofit perspective.
As part of Capella's broad portfolio of public service leadership offerings, this program features a multidisciplinary approach to public service education that provides you with an in-depth understanding of your specialized professions in the context of the larger public service environment.
The Building Blocks of Your PhD
Your PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.
With your PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Capella, you'll analyze the interconnectedness of the sectors of society from an historical, theoretical, economic, political and practical perspective to understand how nonprofits contribute to local, national and global society. You'll also lead the development and enhancement of collaborative relationships between government, business, religion and nonprofits entities in order to create a more socially just, equitable and vibrant world. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership include chief development officer, director of community engagement, director of training, faculty at a college or university, fundraising/development manager, planned-giving or major-gifts officer, or program director. Potential workplaces include: charitable organization, civic/community organization, foundation, nonprofit organization or religious organization.
For a More In-Depth Study
With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.
To learn more, call 866.933.5978, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.