Non-Profit Management

This concentration prepares students to understand fundraising, grant writing, the relationships between boards of directors and their executives, and many other facets critical to the effective management of non-profit organizations. The Non-Profit Management concentration offers these courses:

  • ECN 550, Public Finance: Analysis of governmental activities pertaining to raising of revenue and expenditure of monies; analysis of public debt and fiscal programs at all levels of government.
  • FIN 554, Insurance Planning and Risk Management: This course introduces risk management and insurance decisions. Topics include insurance for life, health, disability, property and liability risks, as well as annuities, group insurance, and long term care.
  • GEO 511, Medical Geography: An examination of contemporary issues and problems in health and medical geography, including the spatial aspects of global health, health care policy, and disease origins, diffusion, and ecology.
  • GEO 516, Environmental Issues in Planning: Application of principles, methods, and tools of planning; and overview of government policy, code of ethics, and the constitutional basis of contemporary urban land use planning. (GEO 514, Principles and Methods of Planning, is a prerequisite for this course.)
  • LS 532, Human Relations in the Public Sector: This course is designed to help prospective leaders in the public sector establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with their constituents.
  • LS 615, Leadership in the Public Sector: This course will enable potential leaders in the public sector to define and evaluate personal and organizational goals and to develop strategies to achieve shared goals.
  • LS 645, Community Collaborative Plan Management: Students will be provided with the opportunity to analyze the nature of collaboration among state, local, and federal agencies; business, and community organizations to address an array of complex issues facing non-profit and public agencies. The importance of networking and social entrepreneurship are among other concepts that will be explored.
  • PSC 532, Nonprofit Management: This course examines the principles and applied practices of nonprofit administration including theories of nonprofit formation, fundraising appeals, executive leadership, marketing, budgeting, and strategic management.
  • PSC 542, Politics and Welfare: A comparative course examining the political institutional methods states use to assist citizens who are poor, primarily women and children. It also addresses behavioral concerns that shape welfare policy.
  • PSC 561, Urban Problems and Public Policy: Study of policy problems of metropolitan areas in terms of structures, alternatives, and outcomes.
  • PSC 660, Seminar in Policy Administration: Development of theoretical and methodological skills in the analysis of public problems and the use of policy in problem solving.
  • PSY 520, Industrial/Organizational Psychology: A systematic study of the application of psychological methods and principles in business and industry. Emphasis is on research methods, motivation, training, leadership, personnel selection, employee safety, and job satisfaction.
  • SOC 501, Population and Human Ecology: The course focuses on population and its relation to characteristics of environment. Specifically, it is designed to discuss the interaction of population processes and resources.
  • SOC 523, Sociology of Class, Power and Conflict: Theoretical analysis of economic and political inequality and the role of social conflict in the process of large-scale social organization.
  • SOC 525, Race and Ethnicity: Diverse theoretical approaches to the meaning of race and ethnicity and the character of racial/ethnic relations, with substantive focus primarily on the U.S.
  • SOC 528, Medical Sociology: Social organization of modern medicine and allied health delivery systems.
  • SOC 640 Problems and Prospects for an Aging Society: Seminar in current and anticipated social consequences of aging for individuals and society and societal responses to this process.