The objective of the nonprofit management concentration is to prepare students for careers in the management and administration of nonprofit organizations. The curriculum provides students the professional skills necessary to be effective nonprofit board members, executive directors, grant writers, fundraisers, event planners, or volunteers. Students will learn how nonprofit organizations become and stay incorporated, attain funding, impact the community, secure and maintain social legitimacy, work with the public and private sectors, and recruit and retain effective employees and volunteers to advance their specific missions. The concentration required courses offer a mixture of classroom and hands-on experience to students seeking to work in the nonprofit setting. These courses allow students to interact with nonprofit mentors as they learn to apply classroom knowledge and techniques to real life nonprofit management situations. The nonprofit management concentration requires that each student complete nine (9) hours of core coursework. In addition to these core courses and required nonprofit-based internship, students must also choose three electives with approval from a nonprofit management-concentration advisor.
Concentration Requirements (9 hours)
PUAD 5335: Managing Nonprofit Organizations
PUAD 5362: Grant-Writing and Fund-Raising for Nonprofit Organization
One of the Following:
PUAD 5363: Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations
PUAD 5353: Collaborative Management
Electives (9 hours): Three courses as approved by advisor