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Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit organizations provide a vital link in addressing the economic and social gaps in society that are not effectively addressed by government or the private sector. The Nonprofit Management area of study is designed to support both current and emerging leadership, ultimately leading to an increase in capacity.

Area of Study Requirements Credits
Required 6
  • NPM-502 Nonprofit Management
  • NPM-610 Nonprofit Governance 
Students may select two of the following: 6
  • NPM-670 Critical Issues in Nonprofit Management
  • SOE-570 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MSP-662 Practical Grant Writing
  • MSP-664 Volunteer Management
  • MNP-575 Leading Strategic Change in Public Service


Total 12 credits

Learning Outcomes for this Area of Study

  • Analyze the theories, roles, responsibilities, and legal duties of nonprofit boards and executive staff
  • Assess emerging organizational and governance trends in the nonprofit environment
  • Examine human resource, marketing and communications issues for nonprofits
  • Analyze fundraising and financial management topics in nonprofit management, including regulatory issues
  • Assess emerging trends in nonprofit arenas such as collaborations/mergers, shared services models, advocacy, and international concerns (e.g., NGOs)