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One Year Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management

offered in conjunction with the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare

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3 consecutive semesters

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Application Open:

January 1 - March 15, 2016

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Diploma Type:

M.A. Degree

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Academic Head:  Dr. Ron Shor

Schedule: students participate in class two days a week.  In addition, students intern 8 hours per week over the course of the program.

Career paths: devolopment director, project manager, NPO founder

About the program: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers an intensive one-year master's degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the Rothberg Interanational School.  This program is designed to create a cadre of leaders in the nonprofit world with cutting-edge skills as well as theoretical and practical knowledge in management, entrepreneurship and leadership. 

Courses in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program are open to visiting graduate students on a one-year or semester basis.

Specializations and Joint Programs:

Specialization in Jewish Education - optional

Specialization Coordinator: Dr. Jonathan Mirvis

This specialization of 16 credits is designed for students who wish to gain expertise that will contribute towards a management and leadership career in the world of Jewish educational institutions specifically, and the nonprofit sector at large.

Click here for a list of courses in the specialization in Jewish Education .   

Joint Track with Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv Jaffa - optional

Students in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.A. program can choose to simultaneously participate in the award-winning Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa  program.  The Tikkun Olam program connects participants with an internship in south Tel Aviv or Jaffa and also provides housing, additional Hebrew instruction, enrichment courses, trips and tours. Click here to learn more .




About the students: This program provides students with an opportunity to study and share ideas with peers interested in civil society and social change, and to gain expertise that will contribute towards a career in the nonprofit sector.  Interested students may also choose to specialize in Jewish community leadership by selecting elective courses from the programs of Jewish Studies and Israel Studies.

Curriculum : The program includes courses in organizational theory, planning, budgeting, fundraising, volunteer and boards management, social entrepreneurship and more. Within the framework of the program, students can apply the knowledge they gain in class by getting hands-on experience through an internship and a supervised team project.    

Students with knowledge of Hebrew may also take graduate-level courses taught in Hebrew through the M.A. program in Management of Nonprofit and Community Organizations offered by the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare.  Students may also take elective graduate courses offered  through the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences. 




Course of study

The Masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership consists of 38 credits over three consecutive semesters (autumn, spring and summer), including required courses and electives. Students are expected to conclude all courses for credit and will receive a grade based on either an exam or written paper. 

Students participate in class two days a week. In addition, students intern 8 hours a week over the course of the program.

Sample course list:  

  • Strategic Planning and Evaluation
  • Leadership and Social Responsibility
  • Organization Theory for Non-Profits
  • Third Sector and Civil Society in Israel and Internationally  
  • Organizational Change 
  • NGO Finances
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
  • Community Councils in Jerusalem (Field Trips) 
  • Social Business and the Fourth Sector
  • Marketing
  • Fund Raising 


Summer Semester

The summer semester will take place from July 9 - August 31, 2017. Summer session is an intensive period of study offering one required course and electives courses offered four days a week. 


Admission Requirements

Qualified candidates with a Bachelor's degree from accredited institutions of higher education are eligible for admission to the Master's in Nonprofit Management. Admission is competitive and is based on transcripts and letters of recommendation. 

 Candidates must have:  

  • At least a 3.2 (B) grade-point average or the equivalent
  • A B.A. in the Social Sciences or another related discipline (e.g. Social Work)

Knowledge of English: Applicants are required to submit official TOEFL, IELTS or Amir scores.  The minimum TOEFL score required is 573 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test, and 89 on the internet-based test.  The minimum IELTS score is 7.  The minimum Amir score is 220.

Exempted from this requirement are applicants who have completed a full degree (a minimum of four years) taught solely in English at a recognized institution of higher education.  Applicants who have completed a B.A. in English Language or Literature may request an exemption provided that they submit documentation from their university stating that the language of instruction is English. 

Note: Official documents or test results may be scanned and emailed to

Tuition: $17,000

Scholarships available .  Click here or more information.

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Sample courses in Jewish Education Specialization

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