Nonprofit Administration

Kat Cowley at UM Food PantryIn the last 10 years, the U.S. nonprofit sector has grown 20% in contrast to a growth rate of 2% to 3% in the for-profit sector (U.S. Department of Labor). Employment needs have increased, the need for a talented pipeline of professionals is high. In Montana, the nonprofit sector employs 11.4% of the workforce. The nonprofit sector is the second largest employment industry in the state behind retail trade (MT Nonprofit Sector Report).

Students are increasingly interested in careers for the common good, finding jobs making a difference in our society and world. The nonprofit sector is a great fit and college-level preparation is important to maintain high-quality staff throughout the workforce prepped for leadership.

Graduates of our program find jobs with nonprofits. Due to hands-on experience students gain through service learning and internships, they finish with a high level of proficiency and are eagerly sought out by employers. 

We offer a graduate certificate in nonprofit administration, undergraduate nonprofit minor and graduate certificate in nonprofit administration in the MPA.