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College of Public Affairs

Degree Requirements

Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter.

This 36- to 39-credit program requires the following:

Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Public Personnel and Human Resource Management (PUAD 621)
  • Public Program Evaluation (PUAD 629)
  • Concepts and Practices of Nonprofits (PUAD 700)
  • Strategic Planning (PUAD 734)
  • Fundraising and Grant Writing (HSER 600)
  • Accounting Fundamentals for Nonprofit Organizations (ACCT 600)
  • Leading and Managing People (MGMT 600)
  • Legal Issues in Nonprofit Administration
  • Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, capstone (ENTR 760)

Specializations (9 credits)

Choose three courses within one specialization.

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

  • Seminar in Globalization and Social Change
    (GAHS 504)
  • International Organization (GAHS 508)
  • Managing NGOs (GAHS 600)
  • Leading Across Cultures (MGMT 780)
  • Managing Diversity (PUAD 704)

HEALTH MANAGEMENT

  • The Legal Environment of Health-Care Management (HSMG 630)
  • Health Insurance and Prepaid Health Care (HSMG 697)
  • Health Administration (PUAD 755)
  • Managed-Care Administration (PUAD 756)

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

  • Managing Diversity (PUAD 704)
  • Public-Sector Performance Management (PUAD 785)
  • Nonprofit Management: Applied Skills Seminar
    (PUAD 797)
  • Leadership, Learning and Change (MGMT 730)
  • Managing the Sustainable Enterprise (MGMT 745)
  • Social, Nonprofit and Public-Sector Marketing
    (MKTG 742)
  • Strategies for Human Services Program Planning (HSAD 610)
  • The Design/Business Link (ENTR 771)

Internship (possible 3 credits)
If you have not had any significant management/
leadership work experience in the nonprofit sector, you must take a 3-credit internship in addition to the other requirements.

as of fall 2014