Minor inNon-Profit Management

A minor in Nonprofit Management minor prepares students for leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.

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Non-Profit Management Curriculum Overview

The Non-Profit Management minor is a complementary piece to degree programs in Management, Marketing, or Finance.  This minor will provide you with knowledge and insights that lead to careers in the nonprofit sector.

Required 21-22 Credits
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ECO - 101 Macroeconomics 4
MAN - 120 Basics of Business 2
ACC - 201 Prin of Acct (Financial) 4
MAN - 301 Organizational Behavior 4
MAN - 370 Non-profit Ldrshp and Mgmt 4
URB - 430 Urban Econ, Entrep, Comm Devlp 3

This course will illustrate the dynamic integration of America within the global economy by focusing on macroeconomics policy areas such as trade, exchange rate policy and domestic economic policy. The course will also introduce students to alternative theoretical frameworks such as classical, Keynesian, monetarism, rational expectations, Marxist, and institutionalist perspectives. The course will explore problems facing the less industrialized countries and the newly emerging countries and the United StatesÀ role in their development.

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Students learn to make decisions in a dynamic business environment. Fundamental course concepts include developing a business plan, managing people and operations, and the basics of marketing, finance, and communications.

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This class introduces the student to the role of accounting in the business world. The principles and concepts of financial accounting and analysis of accounting statements are covered. Accounting cycles, procedures and balanced sheet classifications are emphasized.

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This course will examine the basic principles of management including planning, organizing, integrating, leading, decision-making, and evaluating performance. Using theories contributed from the behavioral sciences students will examine the behavior of individuals, groups and organizations. Students will learn to analyze problems and develop strategies to deal with organizational growth and change.

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Students critically examine theories and practices of non-profit leadership and management, such as building, developing, and working with governing boards, employees, volunteers, and community resource people. Students learn to maximize resources in the effective management of volunteers and program delivery while exploring decision making and ethical questions within non-profit organizations.

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This course is a study of the process of forming and managing a non-profit organization, with a focus on the unique contributions and characteristics of faith-based organizations. Students will spend eight hours on-sight at a local ministry non-profit, attending board meeting, interviewing the chief executive and observing programs. Through this field study, students will witness the application of the concepts taught in class and will be asked to assess the various aspects of the non-profit they are studying. In addition, students will develop an overall concept/vision for a non-profit organization they would like to start and will develop a strategic plan and case statement for it.

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An academic minor normally consists of 20 to 24 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study prescribed by the faculty.

Career Potential

  • Public Relations
  • Community Service Agency Worker
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Grant Writer
  • Congressional Aide
  • Fundraiser
  • College Advisor / Counselor
  • Community Relations Specialist
  • Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • Market Research Interviewer
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Major Gift Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Technical Writer
  • Director of Volunteer Programs

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