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Nonprofit Management

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

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(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin.)


Degree Offered

Ph.D. Minor in Nonprofit Management

The minor requires 12 credit hours.  Students in a Ph.D. program at Indiana University may select nonprofit management as an outside minor.

Course Reqirements

1.  The doctoral student must secure an advisor from the faculty of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  The faculty advisor will serve as the representative of SPEA in all examinations and other requirements of the student's Ph.D. program that pertain to the minor.

2.  The minor in nonprofit management requires 12 credit hours of courses approved by the advisor.   

  • Required
  • SPEA-V 522 Human Resources Management in the Nonprofit Sector
  • SPEA-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector
  • SPEA-V 526 Financial Management in the Nonprofit Sector
  • One other SPEA course including:
  • SPEA-V 544 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • SPEA-V 557 Proposal Writing and Grant Administration
  • SPEA-V 558 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations
  • SPEA-V 559 Principles and Practices of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Other courses may be approved by the advisor.

3.  A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) must be attained in all courses used for the minor.

4. Special requirement for 500-level courses.  Students taking a 500-level course (and SPEA-V 602) are required to show that they have completed doctoral-level work in conjunction with the course in order to count the course for the minor. Students must alert the instructor to their doctoral status and request additional alterative assignments. If the instructor is unwilling to provide them, the student should select a different course in conjunction with the candidate's advisor.


Graduate Faculty

(An asterisk[*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral dissertations.)

Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education

Dr. Jody Sundt

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