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In this culminating project for the program, students will apply the research skills they have learned throughout the program in conjunction with the leadership and management knowledge they have garnered to complete a research project of their choosing. Students will collect data (quantitative...

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This course will examine the critical financial considerations of the nonprofit organization, including sources of funds, reserve development and management, and financial accountability. In an environment that privileges accountability to funding sources in lieu of maximizing shareholder...

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Semester: Hybrid Course- online and on campus in Summer Institute I: Begins 5 weeks online: June 7, 2017. On campus 3 day session: Sunday, July 16- Tuesday, July 18. Last online session: July 26.

Students will explore the techniques and skills necessary to manage and effectively guide

human resources in a rapidly changing technological and competitive environment. Emphasis is on student ability to formulate and implement strategies to understand, guide, and develop human resources...

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Semester: Hybrid class- online and on campus. Begins 5 weeks online: June 7, 2017. On campus 3 day session in Summer Institute I: Wednesday, July 19- Friday, July 21).Final online session: July 26

This course will address the fundamentals of fundraising in its various forms: annual giving, grants (government and foundation), major gifts, individual donations, and estate planning. Students will have the opportunity to consider the economics of the philanthropic community as a whole, and...

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Semester: Fall B: October 24-December 18


This course will examine some of the basic concepts and theories of organizational behavior, the study of what people think, feel and do in and around organizations. Human behavior issues in organizations will be studied from individual, group and system level perspectives, equipping students to...

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Semester: Fall A: August 22-October 16


Students will gain a deeper understanding of professional writing and communications skills. They will develop competence in advanced written and oral communications, research and information literacy, reading and critical thinking.

Semester: Online Session A (8 weeks: April 26- June 20)


This course examines the rapid growth of social entrepreneurship throughout the world and its ability to enrich communities by employing traditional business skills on behalf of the social sector. It also examines whether business entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs use similar skills and...

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Semester: Fall B: October 24-December 18


Systems thinking, as described by Peter Senge (1990), proposes a holistic approach to effective management that rejects silos in favor of shared vision, collaboration, and teamwork. This course will explore the use of technology in systems thinking-based nonprofit leadership and as a tool for...

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Semester: Online Session B (8 weeks: June 21-August 15)