Courses Offered

Nonprofit Management Courses

BUS ADM 441 Diversity in Organizations
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Conceptual and experiential understanding of cultural values and practices among diverse groups in organizations. Addresses institutional and personal discrimination, stereotyping and prejudice.
BUS ADM 737 Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
3 cr. Graduate.
Provides frameworks for making effective decisions and negotiating viable solutions. Improves performance in these key managerial roles by engaging in case study, exercises, and industry projects.
BUS ADM 766 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Explores ways in which non-business organizations such as hospitals, quasi-governmental agencies and educational institutions utilize marketing concepts and techniques in fulfilling their objectives.
BUSMGMT 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
3 cr. Graduate.
Provides frameworks and techniques for managing people and improving organizations. Topics include group dynamics, leadership, performance management, structure, innovation, power, change, and corporate cultures.
BUSMGMT 707 Information Technology Management in International Businesses
3 cr. Graduate.
Management of information technology including the role of enterprise systems; business intelligence, mining, & analytics; virtual teams and offshoring; security; and ethical/privacy issues including sustainability and green IT in the globally connected world.
BUSMGMT 715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management
3 cr. Graduate.
Provides a working knowledge of team building, managing change, and effective business communication methods, and an understanding of leadership tools.
BUSMGMT 718 Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Management
3 cr. Graduate.
Characteristics and formation of nonprofit organizations; building effective boards of directors; board roles and responsibilities; conflicts of interest; evaluating nonprofit performance; grant writing, foundations, and fund-raising.
BUSMGMT 721 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Philosophical thoughts on development; basics of fundraising; strategic planning and implementation.
BUSMGMT 724 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Financial and managerial accounting topics for the nonprofit sector; relationship of these topics to finance, the legal environment of nonprofits, and mission of the organizations.
BUSMGMT 730 Strategic Management and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Concepts and methods of strategic thinking and applications of strategy in nonprofit organizational settings. Nonprofit governance and executive leadership roles in strategy formation and implementation.
ENGLISH 427 Writing for Nonprofits
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Persuasive writing of advocacy genres, such as reports, letters, websites, and social media, produced by nonprofit organizations. Focus on theory, practice, collaboration, and service learning.
ENGLISH 443 Grant Writing
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Theory, methods, and practice in writing clear, concise grant proposals and related documents; audience analysis, rhetorical approaches, research methods, and online grantseeking.
NONPROF 704 Seminar in Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Overview of structure, functions, and governance of nonprofit organizations. Comparison with government and for-profit organizations.
NONPROF 705 Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar in techniques of management of professionals and volunteers in nonprofit organizations.
NONPROF 725 Governance of Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Roles and responsibilities of governing boards and executive leaders. Critical review of alternative governance and executive leadership models. Counts as repeat of BusMgmt 725 and Pub Adm 958 w/same title.
NONPROF 740 Executive Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Nonprofit administration course designed to prepare students for a career in leadership and executive rules in nonprofit organizations. Counts as a repeat of Pub Adm 958 w/same topic.
NONPROF 750 Social Entrepreneurship in the Nonprofit Sector
3 cr. Graduate.
In-depth exploration and examination of the concept of social entrepreneurship and how it is being understood, applied and practiced in the nonprofit sector.
NONPROF 765 International Nongovernmental Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and the roles they play in relief and development work in developing countries.
NONPROF 770 Leveraging Technology in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
3 cr. Graduate.
Application of information technology (IT) concepts and tools to challenges and opportunities in the public and nonprofit sectors. Counts as a repeat of Pub Adm 958 w/same topic.
NONPROF 785 Managing Change in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Methods and techniques in the research and practice of organization development.
NONPROF 789 Theory and Role of Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Graduate-level introduction to nonprofit administration, including an examination of the role of the nonprofit sector in contemporary society.
NONPROF 791 Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy
3 cr. Graduate.
Strategies and methods of nonprofit advocacy and their use by nonprofit organizations in shaping public policy. Implications of the public policy process for nonprofit organizations.
NONPROF 792 Decision-Making for Nonprofit and Public Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Research methods including research design, measurement, and analysis. Qualitative and quantitative decision-making methods. Understanding and using basic statistical concepts and techniques in decision making.
NONPROF 793 Law of Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Legal concepts and issues relevant to the formations and operations of nonprofit organizations. Complying with applicable federal and state states and regulations.
NONPROF 795 Introduction to Nonprofit Revenue Streams and Portfolios
3 cr. Graduate.
Trends and issues surrounding nonprofit finance in an attempt to sketch a portrait of nonprofit finance theory.
NONPROF 921 Nonprofit Administrative Internship
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Combines supervised field placement in a nonprofit organization with class sessions and assignments designed to augment the work experience.
NONPROF 958 Seminar in Nonprofit Administration:
3 cr. Graduate.
Selected topics covering different aspects of nonprofit administration. Counts as repeat of Pub Adm 958 w/same topic. Retakable w/change in topic to 9 cr max.
PUB ADM 461 Organizational Theory and Practice
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of the role of organizations in contemporary society, with particular emphasis on governmental organizations that have formal regulation of individual group behavior as their basic functions.
PUB ADM 769 Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
3 cr. Graduate.
Examination of methods, including cost-benefit analysis and decision analysis, that aid policy makers and administrators in understanding and assessing public and nonprofit sector policies and programs.
SOCIOL 920 Seminar in Race and Ethnic Relations
3 cr. Graduate.
Patterns of racial and ethnic differentiation and how they originate and change over time.
URB STD 841 Health Policy in Urban Society
3 cr. Graduate.
Emerging health policy in modern society. Emphasis on the uncertainty of goals, contending interest, and the urban context.
URB STD 901 Seminar: Urban Social Structure
3 cr. Graduate.
Comprehensive analysis of the emergence and institutionalization of cultural and social patterns in urban settings; and future American urban social structures.