Nonprofit Management Minor

2018-2019 catalog - View past years

The minor in Nonprofit Management provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and professional skills needed to effectively lead and manage within the community-based nonprofit organization sector, or to prepare for a graduate degree in Public Administration. This program develops better and more informed non profit organization managers in order to improve service delivery, promote more cost-effective service, make better use of increasingly scarce resources and strengthen the ability of community organizations to achieve their missions.

The Nonprofit Management minor complements the curriculum of CHHS, BUS, ENSTU, TAT, VPA, and other majors across campus by providing knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead and manage within the community-based nonprofit organization sector, focusing on organizational, operational, and regulatory aspects of accounting, management, finance and staff leadership that are unique to nonprofit organizations.

Required Courses

Pathway #1: BUS Majors

Complete all of the following:

Pathway #2: CHHS Majors

Complete all of the following:

Pathway #3: all Other Majors

Complete all of the following:

Learning Outcomes

Collaboration

Ability to work in teams in interprofessional settings across traditional lines of programs, agencies, disciplines and diverse communities to establish and achieve common missions and purposes and to collaborate with others in decision making, learning, completing tasks and applying knowledge of group process and group interaction.

Financial Management

Ability to demonstrate the understanding of financial management of public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including accounting for donor intent, grant proposal writing, adherence to regulations and contract obligations and audit requirements.

Leadership

Ability to understand and begin to master the ability to motivate others by promoting a shared vision and the skills necessary to set clear direction for collaborative implementation and sustained change in interprofessional settings and diverse communities.

Systems Management

Ability to demonstrate an understanding of and begin to develop the skills necessary to manage complex systems of health and human service delivery.

Professional Communication

Ability to develop and maintain a flow of information between senders and receivers through use of critical listening skills and oral and written communication; ability to communicate both basic and complex ideas to a variety of groups; demonstrate an appreciation of the organizational and cultural contexts within which the communication will occur; and can conduct professional quality oral and electronic presentations.

Leadership and Management

Ability to contribute to organizational effectiveness; manage innovation and change; exercise leadership effectively and ethically; inspire, motivate and empower others; and use time and other personal assets productively.

Marketing

Ability to analyze markets, environments and their associated trends and competition; develop and use marketing information systems (customer/consumer research via traditional and Internet methods); and produce a marketing plan from a holistic perspective, i.e., a socially responsible view of all the organization's stakeholders.

Finance

Ability to prepare and analyze financial statements and projections, analyze a proposed project or investment, identify and evaluate sources of financing, and understand accounting and financial reporting from an ethical and strategic perspective.

Operations Management

Ability to improve operational productivity of an enterprise, improve strategic decisions and consistently deliver quality products and services which satisfy customer needs.

Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship Skills and Attitudes

Ability to recognize and evaluate opportunities, envision and launch new initiatives, assess and continuously improve performance and understand strategic and stakeholder management.