Management for the Non-Profit Sector / Bainistíocht don Earnáil Neamhbhrabúis

Second Class Honours Grade 2 (GPA of 2.5 or above) or equivalent in any NFQ Level 8 primary degree. Applicants should be working or have a minimum of 1 years work experience in an NPO or equivalent. To determine eligibility, applicants may be required to be interviewed.

This course is aimed specifically at people working in the not-for-profit sector (NPOs). This course will enable participants to develop advanced core competencies in Management in the NPO sector, to build on learning and management skills already gained and to further develop the analytical skills and academic knowledge of students. The curriculum offers a richness and variety of learning that will ensure students develop a range of high-level knowledge and skill in research, strategic thinking and reflective learning. Students will further develop an ability to integrate knowledge, manage complexity and formulate judgements thereby establishing the foundation for a successful career.

The MA in Management course focuses on equipping students with the essential skills necessary to make an increased contribution to their NPO. In addition to the academic content of the programme the MA in Management equips its students with the requisite practical skills for a career in the ever changing environment faced by NPOs. The course is structured to develop competitive managerial leaders and decision-makers who can help their NPO meet the challenges facing them. The course will be assessed through work based projects which will allow the students to apply the knowledge learnt in class to their work situations.

The Non-Profit sector employs a substantial number of people in Ireland. This course will enhance students’ ability to make an increased contribution to their organisation and is likely to improve career prospects as NPOs try to balance the needs of their clients and the available resources.

Year 1 Semester 1

  • Policy, Politics and NPOs
  • Leadership and Change Management

Year 1 Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Financial and Performance Management

Year 2 Semester 3

  • Social Marketing
  • Governance
  • Human Resource Management

Year 2 Semester 4

  • Dissertation

Classes will be delivered in blended mode; mainly remotely online, and where required, some class contact

  • Online Lectures: Wednesday 7pm-9pm
  • On Campus Lectures: 8 Fridays per semester 9am - 5pm

2020 Applications Now Open 

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The Masters in Management for the Not for Profit Sector has had an immediate and positive impact on my professional life. It has increased my knowledge and understanding of what is required for a management role in the sector. The continuous assessment work is achievable, there is very good support from the lecturers and it is applicable to the organization or sector you work for right from the outset.

TU Code



NFQ Level 9


Master of Arts


2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2020




€4000 per year

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