Program structure

Your path to a Master in Management in Nonprofit-Organisations

Structure of the program

The standard period of study of the Management in Nonprofit-Organisations Master’s degree program is four semesters. The study includes three theoretic semesters and concludes with the Master's thesis in the fourth semester.

The study plan provides a general overview:

Study Plan with Specialisation1 and 2

Competency model

The study plan includes a nine-module comprehensive core offering ("Key Competences"), which covers the key areas of "Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organisations".

The program is supplemented by two "Specialisations", which include three modules each. These specialisations convey the diverse idiosyncrasies and activities of nonprofit organisations, especially in the specialisation of "Development Cooperation".

This Master’s offer is supplemented and rounded off by three modules that convey common skills and knowledge as "General competences".

Elective options from the first semester

In the first semester, you can freely choose an in-depth specialisation (the so-called "Specialisation 2". This consists of three modules. The following four "Specialisation 2" are offered: Development Cooperation (in English Language), Change Management (in German Language), Personalmanagement (in German Language) and Bildungsmanagement and -planung in der Kommune (in German Language).

Master's thesis for graduation

You complete your studies with the master's thesis in the fourth semester. You have the option of writing this in a non-profit organisation or at the university. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the academic degree "Master of Arts".


Options from the first semester

From the first semester, stundents may choose one of four specialisations (also called Specialisation 2) which enables them to acquire specialist expertise over three subsequent semesters. The following four specialisations are offered:

Study Plan: Specialisation 2