The Fordham Center's new one year 30 credit Master of Science program begins September 2014 and goes through July 2015. This program is especially designed for those who:
want to advance in the nonprofit field,
have success in other areas and want to enter the nonprofit field,
would like to start, are starting, or are running their own nonprofit,
are clinicians who want to move into more administrative roles in their nonprofits,
are leaders in the nonprofit field who would like to increase their skill set in a way that combines management excellence and social change advocacy, or
business minded individuals who want to understand and go into the nonprofit field.
The new degree will uniquely integrate education in management skills with a social justice perspective. Our graduates - with sharpened leadership skills and finely honed organizational capabilities - will be competitively positioned to pursue careers that include: Human Services, Health Administration, Environmental Science, Public Affairs/Service, Management of the Arts, Education, and Philanthropy.
For potential students who are working full-time, the time commitment is ideal as classes are given in the evening (6:00pm - 10:00pm), as well as animmersion session (Thursday through Sunday) that meets three times a year.
Graduates will also have mentors, who are currently CEOs or recently retired, available to them. Free board development education is also available to organizations who sponsor a student in the program.
Fordham’s renowned faculty of both graduate schools, its interdisciplinary curriculum, and full- year access to a mentor who is or was a CEO of a nonprofit
organization, bring a unique vision to the Fordham MS program.
Integrating social change and social justice into the teaching of management excellence, the program is designed to give students the essential knowledge and skills to manage the most efficient and effective nonprofit organizations.
The dual focus of the program is to prepare students to address the complex issues that face our society and at the same time, create nonprofit leaders who are not only successful managers, but can make a difference for their agencies as well as the people they serve on a larger scale.