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Doctoral Minors

Nonprofit Management Minor

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

  • 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.
  • The minor in nonprofit management requires 12 credit hours of courses approved by the advisor. Three of the four courses must be SPEA courses. The additional course may come from SPEA or from any of a variety of disciplines relevant to nonprofit management.

    Some examples of courses appropriate for the SPEA minor in nonprofit management are:

SPEA-F 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 602 Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 672 Public Organization and Management II (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 521 The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 522 Human Resource Management in
Nonprofit Organizations
(3 cr.)
SPEA-N 523 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 524 Civil Society in Comparative Perspective (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 720 Research and Theory of Nonprofit Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 685 Research Seminar in Management (approved topics) (3 cr.)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) must be attained in all courses used for the minor.
  • Special requirement for 500-level courses. Students taking a 500-level course (and SPEA-M 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/alternative assignments. If the instructor is unwilling to do this, the student should select a different course in conjunction with the candidate’s advisor.

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