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Two graduates at the library: Pursue a master’s in organizational leadership - nonprofit management at Regent University.

M.A. in Organizational Leadership – Not-for-Profit Management

Work Smarter to Meet Your Mission

High-performing nonprofits function like successful businesses. Our Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) – Not-for-Profit Management fuses business best practices with the daily complexities of a nonprofit. Taught from a Christian perspective, this program can give you the leadership skills and spiritual wisdom to help your organization make a meaningful difference. There are no GMAT/GRE requirements. You can gain advice from seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program. Regent has been ranked among top national universities by the U.S. News & World Report, 2023, and has also been ranked as a Top 10 Military Friendly® School by Military Friendly®, 2023-24. Be equipped to excel through a master’s program with a concentration in nonprofit management.  

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EXPAND YOUR EFFECTIVENESS IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

Practice solving problems through collaboration, communicating effectively in actual leadership situations, and researching contemporary issues.

BUILD VALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS

Learn to maximize board-staff relations, recruit and motivate volunteers, and develop talent in your staff.

FUNDRAISE LIKE A PRO

Discover the secrets to fundraising success, including sources of support, planning campaigns, and retaining and growing donors, plus marketing strategies.

You will learn key organizational leadership elements such as ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, strategic planning, and teamwork from our award-winning faculty.

MAOL-Not-for-Profit Management Career Opportunities

After completing your nonprofit management master’s, you can:

  • Efficiently and passionately operate a nonprofit with unpredictable resources.
  • Empower board, staff, and volunteers to fulfill the organization’s mission.
  • Organize for and manage growth, implementing strategies to respond to changes in various settings.

Career Opportunities

  • Nonprofit or Corporate Administration
  • Recruiting & Training
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Team Building
  • Missions
12%
Projected growth for social and community service manager positions from 2021-2031 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

From a strategic management perspective, explore principles and practices of management and administration as they apply to nonprofit organizations. Unique organizational issues covered include board-staff relations; recruiting and motivating volunteers; accountability; organizing for and managing growth; and strategies to respond to changes in the political, economic and cultural environment.
Provides lectures, case studies, outside speakers, and class discussion of development and advancement issues in the management of nonprofit ministries. Explores fundraising, including determining sources of support, planning the campaign, and successful strategies; marketing ministries, including promotional campaigns and public relations; and management issues including recruiting and managing volunteers.
An in-depth and applied study of the principles and practices of starting a nonprofit organization or program through the development of a feasibility study and business plan.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master’s level courses only. Concentration courses taken from the other schools at Regent University are charged at that school’s tuition rate.

“"I consider my years in my Ph.D. program at Regent the best investment I ever made in my career. The time, energy and money spent in the program have paid off many times over. I consider the faculty to be world class, and my peers in my cohort are true friends and colleagues."”

Paul Alexander, Ph.D., 2005 Organizational Leadership

“The faculty at Regent are exceptional, and of course, everything we learn has a biblical foundation. That's priceless.”

Sam Adeyemi, Ph.D., 2017 DSL

“My mentor and I are mutually keeping each other lifted up in prayer and with encouragement in the midst of life's challenges. This mentorship connection has delivered extra focus for me by giving me a living example of what I desire to be engaged in upon graduating from Regent. Since I will be over 55 when I finish, my executive mentor demonstrates how there are decades of fruitfulness ahead of me and that completing this program is worth the rewards and open doors in the future.”

Wade Jensen, DSL, 2025 Mentee

“I completed Regent's MBA program entirely online on my own time. The professors were great at working with me to help me succeed. I am a proud alum of Regent University, ready to take the knowledge and skills I've learned in this program and further my career.”

Drew Friedrich, Master of Business Administration, '22

“It’s officially 'Dr.' now! Thank you God, Regent, and my family.”

Cedric Bryant, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2020 Sr. Consultant/Co-Founder, Bryant & Bryant Institute