Master’s Program

The Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise M.A. online program prepares and empowers non-profit leaders to tackle local and global challenges through an ethical lens while building intercultural competence and knowledge of human and ecological systems.

Our online courses offer the practical skills and the knowledge needed to navigate a global cultural world. Our unique coursework has been designed to offer students flexibility according to their interests and professional goals working in a nonprofit setting.

What our current students are saying about the MA program: 

“The courses are designed as 5-week intensives. This really works for my strengths and allows me to dig deep into a subject. The professors have worked hard to shape the courses in ways that implement various learning styles.”

“MSU and the GNL program have been a breath of fresh air. It has been an environment of equity and inclusion that makes learning fun and attractive. The professors have introduced me to new ideas and encouraged self-reflection and self-awareness throughout the learning process.”

“What I have enjoyed so far about the MA program is the freedom that comes with it. I am a full time employee and a full time student and I was able to do the assignments at my own time all while receiving support from my professors when I do encounter an obstacle.”

“I have enjoyed the interest and enthusiasm the instructors bring to their courses so much this semester. Every lecture video I watch contains bits and pieces of lived experience or concepts they have engaged in in the past and share their insights on while providing other perspectives. I think that is extremely rare to find and when you have that amount of passion-riddled throughout the courses you’re in, it’s so much more appreciated.”

Program Strengths

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Grow Professional Networks

Connect with nonprofit leaders and experts to strengthen your professional networks.

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Increase Job Readiness Skills

Learn skills needed in the ever-changing nonprofit sector while building understanding in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Gain Cultural Competencies

Understand how cultural differences can be leveraged to advance solution-driven problem solving.

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Social Entrepreneurship