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: Atleast 1-3 nonprotfit management courses may count toward the three electives.

SPEA-V 504 Public Organizations  (3 cr.)
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 530 Communications for Public and Nonprofit Affairs  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 534 NGO Management in Comparative Perspective  (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 555/V 550 Topics in Environmental Science or Public Affairs (approved topics only)  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 557 Proposal Development and Grant Administration  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 559 Principles and Practices of Social Entrepreneurship  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 602 Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations  (3 cr.)
LAW-B 761 Law and Philanthropy  (3 cr.)

Elective Group II: Up to two additional management skills courses may count toward three electives with approval of a concentration advisor. Substitutions can be made with a faculty advisor's approval.

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.)

Elective Group III: One course in a nonprofit area may count toward the three electives with the approval of a concentration advisor.

Examples include:

AADM-Y 511 Performing Arts Center Management  (3 cr.)
AADM-Y 525 Museum Management  (3 cr.)
AADM-Y 559 Public Policy and the Arts  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 515 Sustainable Communities  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 568 Management of Urban Government Services  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 573 Development Economics  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 576 Approaches to Development  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 577 International Economics Strategies and Trade Policies  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 622 Seminar in Urban Economic Development  (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 669 Economic Development, Globalization and Entrepreneurship  (3 cr.)

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