MS in Management - Mission Driven Organizations Courses
The MS in Managing Mission-Driven Organizations is a rigorous 36-credit program, with required courses covering project management, fundraising, outcomes & evaluation, financial management, marketing, systems thinking, personal leadership development, and teamwork & collaboration. We have designed the MDO curriculum with reference to the national standards developed by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. Electives in topics such as social media strategy, social enterprises, stakeholder communications, working with nonprofit boards, appreciative inquiry and organizational change management give students of varying backgrounds and interests the latitude to customize their course of study. Required, elective, and partner credit courses are listed here, followed by complete course descriptions.
Most of the required MDO classes and electives follow a "blended" model, meaning a mix of face-to-face and online learning. In a 2009 review of research by the US Department of Education, blended learning models were found to be more effective than either wholly face-to-face or wholly online models. Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies programs have been committed to blended delivery since the founding of our graduate school in 1997. Learn more at "Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies" (Download).