Management in Nonprofit-Organisations (M.A.)

Master of Arts

Features of the degree program Management in Nonprofit-Organisations

Professional nonprofit management is a sought-after profession. Managers of foundations, associations, or social institutions require specific skills and know-how to reach the nonprofit aims of their organisations. The Master degree program Management in Nonprofit-Organisations provides instruction in just these qualifications.

Nonprofit-Organisations are quickly gaining in importance, and their numbers are growing rapidly. Yet this also means increased competition between them. Organisations must compete for donations, honorary members, or public esteem. "To survive this competition, a new type of manager is needed," says Prof. Dr. Gesa Birnkraut, head of the Master degree program. "Professionals with socio-political instinct are in high demand, professionals with sound management know-how who are familiar with the distinctive political and legal features of the nonprofit sector."

Students and alumni introduce themselves


The degree program at a glance


Master of Arts (M.A.)


Winter semester (end of september)

Placement test

Standard period of study

4 semesters



Type of study

Consecutive Master degree program

Numerus Clausus



Osnabrück – Caprivi Campus

Admission restriction



Detailed Information


Program management

Prof. Dr. Gesa Birnkraut
Program director

Room: CH 0107
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3527

Office hours:
by arrangement

Advice and coordination

Mechthild Gerdes M.A.
Program coordinator

Room: CH 0106
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3054

Office hours:
by arrangement



Application, admission and exams

Mirlinda Beqiraj
Registrar's office

Room: CB 0016
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3114

Office hours:
Monday and Thursday 1.30 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am to 12:00 am