Facts & figures

Degree program Management in Nonprofit-Organisations briefly explained

Facts & figures


Master of Arts (M.A.)

Type of study

Consecutive Master degree program

Standard period of study

4 semesters


Osnabrück – Caprivi Campus

Start of studies

Winter semester

Application deadline

July 15th

Admission requirements

1. A bachelor's degree in economics or a bachelor's degree in social sciences or other professionally appropriate study. The selection committee decides whether a Bachelor's degree is suitable.
2. Applicants must demonstrate at least B2 level English at the time of application. In addition, foreign applicants must provide proof of at least level A1 German.

Admission restrictions

Yes, 28 study places, 10 of which are reserved for the scholarship holders of the DAAD-Helmut Schmidt Program



Language of instruction

English (some specialisations in German language available)


Here you can find the regulations for this study program (in German language).


Since 2009, the Master degree program Management in Nonprofit Organisations has hosted up to 10 students every winter semester from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and countries of the Near and Middle East as part of the DAAD Master scholarship program "Helmut Schmidt Programm". For this reason, between 30-50% of the students of the degree program are international.

Study focus

Key Competences (Modules):
Organisation and Leadership for the Nonprofit-Sector, Human Resource and Volunteer Management for the Nonprofit-Sector Process-, Quality- and Projectmanagement,  Marketing and Public Relations, Financial Management and Controlling in Nonprofit-Organisations, a.Zukunftskonzepte für den Nonprofit-Bereich - ein Praxisprojekt or b.Future Concepts for the Nonprofit Sector - an international Project, Fundraising, Scientific Methods and Research for the Nonprofit-Sector, Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Impact

General Competenes (Modules):
Leadership and Reflection in an Intercultural Context, Ethics for Nonprofit-Organisations, Law for Nonprofit Organisations

Specialisation 1 (compulsatory): Spheres of Activities of Nonprofit Organisations
Specialisation 2 (one Specialisation of your choice): Development Cooperation (in English Language), Change Management (in German Language), Personalmanagement (in German Language) or Bildungsmanagement und -planung in der Kommune (in German Language).


Approx. 350 Euro semester fee per semester


Yes (ZEvA)