Degree Requirements

Credits and Courses

The MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership degree requires satisfactory completion of 39 credits of graduate-level coursework including 33 credit-hours of required or “constrained choice” courses and 6 credit-hours of elective courses as follows:

Required
Introductory
BUSMGMT 718Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Management3
Core
BUS ADM 766Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations3
BUSMGMT 721Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations3
BUSMGMT 724Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations3
NONPROF 705Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations3
NONPROF 725Governance of Nonprofit Organizations3
NONPROF 792Decision-Making for Nonprofit and Public Organizations3
NONPROF 793Law of Nonprofit Organizations3
NONPROF 795Introduction to Nonprofit Revenue Streams and Portfolios3
Select one of the following:3
NONPROF 791
Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy
NONPROF 958
Seminar in Nonprofit Administration: (The Nonprofit Economy)
NONPROF 740
Executive Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations
Capstone
BUSMGMT 730Strategic Management and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations 13
Electives
Select two of the following: 26
BUS ADM 441
Diversity in Organizations
BUS ADM 737
Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
BUSMGMT 706
Managing in a Dynamic Environment
BUSMGMT 707
Information Technology Management in International Businesses
BUSMGMT 715
Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management
NONPROF 750
Social Entrepreneurship in the Nonprofit Sector
NONPROF 765
International Nongovernmental Organizations
NONPROF 770
Leveraging Technology in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
NONPROF 785
Managing Change in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
NONPROF 921
Nonprofit Administrative Internship
PUB ADM 461
Organizational Theory and Practice
PUB ADM 769
Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
SOCIOL 920
Seminar in Race and Ethnic Relations
URB STD 901
Seminar: Urban Social Structure
URB STD 841
Health Policy in Urban Society
Total Credits39

[During the admissions process, students will be asked to show evidence of having satisfactorily completed undergraduate or higher level foundation coursework in the principles of accounting and economics or statistics. Those students who are unable to show such evidence may be admitted with these academic deficiencies but will then meet with their respective academic advisors to identify and obtain approval for what they must do to remove these deficiencies.]

Thesis

Not Required

Comprehensive Examination

Not Required

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within seven years of initial enrollment.

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