Nonprofit Management

(15 credit hours) The nonprofit management concentration prepares persons for leadership positions in not-for-profit organizations. The core requirements for the M.P.A. degree provide a strong management and policy base. The concentration offers students the opportunity to develop this base through not-for-profit applications. Most courses in the concentration address the unique features and practices of not-for-profit organizations or the policies affecting them. Supplementary courses available in the concentration offer management techniques helpful to nonprofit leaders.

Required Courses (6 credit hours)
SPEA-V 521 The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
Electives (9 credit hours)

Elective Group I: All three electives may be selected from this group.

SPEA-V 522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 523 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 524 Civil Society in Comparative Perspective (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 534 NGO Management in Comparative Perspective (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 602 Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
JOUR-J 560 Principles of Public Relations (3 cr.)
LAW-B 761 Law and Philanthropy (3 cr.)

Elective Group II: One course in a nonprofit area may count towards the electives.

Examples include:

AADM-Y 525 Museum Management (3 cr.)
AADM-Y 559 Public Policy and the Arts (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 568 Management of Urban Government Services (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 576 Approaches to Development (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 577 International Economics Strategies and Trade Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 589 Democratization and Transition in Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 592 Global Health Issues and Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 622 Seminar in Urban Economic Development (3 cr.)

Elective Group III: One course with a management skills focus may count towards the three electives.

Examples include:

SPEA-V 516 Public Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 541 Benefit-Cost Analysis of Public and Environmental Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 547 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 569 Managing Interpersonal Relations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 652 Managing Work Force Diversity in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 654 Public Program Management and Contracting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 662 Seminar in Accountability and Performance (3 cr.)

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