The course provides an in-depth grounding in charity governance, management and finance, and will provide options that can be tailored towards professional individual needs.
Why study Charity Management?
The Charity Sector periodically receives bad press coverage on the lack of professionalism within the industry. This programme is specifically designed to redress this issue and provide a pathway for career development within the non-profit sector and to cover the range of specialist knowledge not found within traditional MBA or postgraduate management programmes.
Why St Mary's?
The Programme at St Mary's University covers a wide range of topics and final year specialisations not found in any other UK University. Students on the programme get to network and share ideas with managers and senior managers from a variety of both national and international charities.
The MA in Charity Management will provide an in-depth grounding in charity governance and finance, and will provide options that can be tailored towards professional individual needs.
Participation in the course will enable students to demonstrate an awareness of social, political, legal, economic and technological issues affecting national and international charitable organisations.
All teaching staff on the course have either worked or are currently working within the charity sector; they have a total of over 50 years of experience in the sector. Consequently, they bring with them a wealth of real-life experience.
The programme has also been attracting an increasing number of international students.
Teaching will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for full-time students. For part-time students, classes will be on a Wednesday afternoon (first year) and a Tuesday afternoon (second year).
Assessment will take place primarily through coursework, presentations, vivas and there is one examination for the Charity Finance and Investment module.
- Designed to provide charity managers with the expert knowledge to ensure the charity achieves its charitable aims and provides a comprehensive service to the end-users
- In-depth grounding in charity governance, management and finance.
- Acquire knowledge and understanding of the ethical governance and strategic issues relating to charity management.
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus