The Graduate Diploma in Non-Profit Management (GDNPM) is a practice-oriented programme. It interweaves conceptual frameworks and practice skills with a focus on strategic application. The programme is designed for senior managers and experienced professionals within the non-profit sector as well as professionals who are interested to find out more about the non-profit sector. Graduates from this programme will be well positioned to strategically understand the non-profit sector and be able to contribute in a variety of related fields including VWOs, NPOs, NGOs, Foundations, Social Enterprises. Being practice oriented, you will develop applied skill sets that will help you achieve the goals of your organisation. Graduates of this programme may look forward to further broadening and deepening their knowledge with the master’s degree in Social Development (details forthcoming) that will be launched in the future.

Programme Structure

GDNPM students are required to complete 30 cu of coursework. Most courses are based on a 5cu configuration. The minimum candidature period is one (1) year and the maximum candidature period is two (2) years. Students have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfilment of the GDNPM programme

Application to GDNPM programme is currently open for both January and July intakes.

Core Modules

  • NPM504 Social Sector Leadership
  • NPM506 Volunteer Management
  • NPM507 Social Capital and Social Impact
  • NPM508 Governance and Fundraising for Non-Profit Organisations
  • NPM510 Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organisations
  • RSS501 Advanced Social Research Methods and Design
Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

For SUSS graduate programmes that are conducted in the English Language, you must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR)* if your undergraduate degree is not awarded by an English-medium university, or your undergraduate degree is awarded by an English-medium university but the language of instruction was not English.

* at least an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 85 (internet-based), or a PTE Academic score of 58, or C1 Advanced score of 180 [score must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of application].

Applicants with an undergraduate degree that was conducted in English but awarded by a non-English medium university must produce an official letter from the university to certify as such in order to seek waiver of the ELPR requirement.

On a case by case basis, applicants without an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution but who possess many years of work experience (with strong recommendation letter from the employer) will be considered for admissions.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.

Dates & Fees

For more information on Application Dates, click here.

For more information on Fee, Scholarships and Finance matters, click here.

Contact Details

Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road
Singapore 599494

Tel: +65 6248 9777