An MBA with a Twist


A Guide to Nonprofit-Focused Graduate Degree Programs

Ten million people, or about 7% of the U.S. workforce, are employed by the nonprofit sector. Are you one of these people? Do you want to be? Whether you’re looking for a career boost or an opportunity to break into the nonprofit world, a master’s degree focused on the public sector can help you get there.

As the realization that passion doesn’t automatically lead to success comes to more and more non-profit managers, public sector organizations have changed their business model to run themselves more and more like their for-profit counterparts. No one has made this quite as clear as Warren Buffett, who made a global statement about the importance of business know-how in the public sector with his multi-billion dollar gift to the Gates Foundation.

… Is there a program out there for you? You may be surprised at the variety of nonprofit-focused degree programs that exist. Here are descriptions of a few.