Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management prepares you to perform a management role in any kind of service organisation that has a mission or goal which is not profit-oriented.
The non-profit sector, (sometimes called the Community and Voluntary Sector in Ireland) is now an established and significant area in all developed nations, facing challenges unique to that sector. Non-profit organisations differ from businesses in many respects, including methods of revenue generation, organisational mission and values, and relationships with stakeholders. However, these organisations also require the financial, HR, and strategic capacities that are fundamental to success in any sector.
The Institute of Public Administrations Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management responds to a growing need for increased managerial capabilities in non-profit organisations in Ireland and abroad. The programme attends to subjects that are at the heart of contemporary management generally and to subjects specific to non-profits. A part-time programme delivered through blended learning, it enables students to keep their professional and personal commitments while working toward an advanced qualification. It is accredited by University College Dublin, of which the IPA is a recognised college.
The programme is aimed at managers in the sector who are currently in senior management positions or are aspiring to reach this goal. It is aimed at developing general management competencies in non-profit management and learning evidence based practices. It has a structured timetable to allow participation in the programme for those who live near or far from Dublin. Affordable accommodation is available nearby for those who may need to travel to Dublin for the four (4) weekends required in each of the first three semesters.
This MA in Non-Profit Management prepares you to perform a management role in a voluntary, religious, cultural, athletic, counselling, health, educational, advocacy, development or indeed, any kind of service organisation that has a mission or goal which is not profit-oriented.