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Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

Can Disruptive Innovation Advance the Social Safety Net


Nonprofit Management MS

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  • Students in our groundbreaking Nonprofit Management program question traditional practices to reinvigorate social innovation organizations and initiatives.

    Develop your critical thinking skills and gain real-world management experience to pioneer innovation in the fastest-growing employment sector in the US. You’ll learn management techniques to reinvigorate nonprofits, develop new models for social entrepreneurship, and push thriving companies to be their best.

    Change begins with a question. What will you ask?

  • Program Highlights

      • Examine theoretical and practical management approaches through the lens of social justice
      • Gain direct exposure to government organizations, start-ups, and NGOs through client projects
      • Areas of specialization include: Food and the Environment, Leadership and Change, Organization Development, Leading Sustainability, Politics Media and Advocacy, and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Program Basics

    • 2 years full-time, or study part-time
    • Fall or spring start
    • Highly flexible program
    • Competitive merit-based scholarships available
    • GRE not required

    awarded to Milano School in 2015

    In the US
  • Erica Kohl-Arenas, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and recent author of The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty, challenges conventional thought to explore how philanthropy maintains systems of inequality.

  • Featured courses

    • Management and Organizational Behavior
    • Fundraising and Development
    • The Science and Art of Leadership Development
    • Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • "Milano pushes you to understand social, political, and economic dynamics in order to foster change at a grassroots level."

    Anamaria Vrabie, Milano School alumna

  • Why the New School?

    With a world-class faculty, a collaborative cross-disciplinary approach, and learning experiences that extend far beyond the classroom, The New School offers you a chance to become a world changer. The Milano School has long been recognized for its innovative approach to educating leaders who make a measurable difference, with many graduates leading public, private, creative, and nongovernmental institutions around the world and in New York City.