Message from the Dean

I am pleased to welcome you to the Master of Science in Management – Non-Profit Leadership (MSNPL) online program at New England College (NEC). Our goal is to help you become the exceptional non-profit leader you aspire to be.

Whether you work for a large or small organization, government agency, or other tax-exempt entity in the non-profit environment, you face the ever intensifying demands of serving as a steward of the public good with decreasing resources and increasing competition. As non-profit projects become more challenging, the importance of leadership intensifies.

At NEC, we offer you the knowledge and skills necessary to become a leader in the non-profit sector. Our program gives you the opportunity to gain the advanced communication, financial and organizational management, strategic planning, and ethical decision-making skills that are vital to the success of non-profit organizations. Studying online, supported by NEC’s 24/7 live technical support system, enables our students to continue their present jobs, and offers them the opportunity to apply what they learn in class to current challenges in their jobs and organizations.

With a manageable time commitment of approximately 15 to 20 study hours per week and faculty who appreciate the challenges of balancing this commitment with home and work schedules, the MSNPL program offers working professionals the perfect avenue for personal and professional growth. Take the next step toward achieving leadership in the non-profit sector by enrolling in the MSNPL programs.

I look forward to welcoming you to New England College.


Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

Nelly Lejter, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies
New England College
School of Graduate and Professional Studies