Global Leadership

Explore strategies for helping Global South countries or developing regions build modern, sustainable communities with the Global Leadership specialization. In your coursework, you will examine effective sustainability frameworks and models as well as approaches to effecting community change. You will also review strategies for making leadership decisions under complex and uncertain conditions and explore strategic planning, management, and leadership from an international perspective.

  • 61 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.


Each 11-week course is delivered in a prescribed sequence.
Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code NPMG 6115 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits 1
Quarter 1 Course Code NPMG 6200 Course Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector Credits 5
Quarter 2 Course Code NPMG 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits 5
Quarter 2 Course Code NPMG 6420 Course Organizational Management and Leadership Credits 5
Quarter 3 Course Code NPMG 6435 Course Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce Credits 5
Quarter 3 Course Code NPMG 6451 Course Board Governance and Volunteer Management Credits 5
Quarter 4 Course Code NPMG 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits 5
Quarter 4 Course Code NPMG 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits 5
Quarter 5 Course Code NPMG 6461 Course Resource Development Credits 5
Quarter 6 Course Code NPMG 6540 Course Strategic Planning, Management, and Leadership Credits 5
Quarter 6 Course Code NPMG 6541 Course Sustainable Development for Global Communities Credits 5
Quarter 7 Course Code PPPA 6542 Course Transformative Change in a Shared Power World Credits 0
Quarter 7 Course Code NPMG 6910 Course M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Capstone Credits 5
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