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Course Catalog

Nonprofit Management  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

MSNM6110 - Acct For Nonprofit Organiz
Spring 2015

This course should help the student gain a foundation in the concepts and terminology of accounting and financial management in the non-profit sector. These concepts include: financial accountability and the financial statements, budgeting and reporting as it encompasses planning, cost control, and performance evaluation, from both a short-term and long-term perspective. Financial statement analysis will also be studied. The course is designed from a user perspective and does not assume any previous accounting knowledge. 3 credits
3 Credits

MSNM6120 - Fin Risk Mgt-Nonprofit Organiz
Spring 2015

This course introduces basic principles of financial management as applied to nonprofit organizations. Financial principles are applied to broad organizational goals that nonprofit entities must consider. Students develop an understanding of the importance of generating cash flows to sustain organizational resources, planning resources for current operations, reviewing performance and financial positions for institutional effectiveness, and long-term financial resource planning and outcomes assessment. Financial management will build upon the basic accounting concepts presented in MSNM 6110
3 Credits

MSNM6130 - Nonprofit Hum Resource Mgmt
Spring 2015

Course will focus on the human resource issues that impact non-profit organizations. Syllabus will include Fair Labor Standards compliance, EEOC issues, counseling and motivating employees, conflict resolution and employee discipline. Special attention will be focused on the hiring process including the current theories regarding the recruitment and selection process. The special challenges of working with volunteers will also be addressed. Course will cover current theory and application techniques through the use of case studies, critical writing and on-line research. 3 credits
3 Credits

MSNM6140 - Marketing Management For NPos
Spring 2015

This course focuses on the principles and techniques of marketing management as they relate to nonprofit organizations. Students, through readings, online directed group discussions, instructor consultations, and independent study are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of marketing concepts and techniques by translating these into management practices by developing a marketing plan for a nonprofit organization.
3 Credits

MSNM6150 - Fund Strategic Mgt Nonprof Or
Spring 2015

This is the capstone course which focuses on the principles and techniques of strategic management as they relate to nonprofit organizations. Students, through readings, case analysis, on-line directed group discussions, instructor consultations, and independent study, are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the theory, principles and techniques of strategy development and implementation by creating a strategic plan or an original case for a nonprofit organization. Undergraduate
Prerequisite: Statistics Graduate Prerequisites: MSNM core courses
3 Credits

MSNM6610 - Fund Of Nonprofit Organizatns
Spring 2015

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management is a survey course designed to provide a broad understanding of the nature of the nonprofit sector and the key elements of managing the organizations within it.
3 Credits

MSNM6620 - Discov/Asmnt Effect Dec Making
Spring 2015

Research and program evaluation are essential for success in any organization. Research is conducted in order to improve decision-making and analyze opportunities. Evaluation is performed for the maintenance, improvement, or disposal of programs. This course will provide students with research and evaluation tools that are essential and suggested for any type of nonprofit organization. Many examples of nonprofit program evaluations will be examined. 3 credits
3 Credits

MSNM6630 - Org Development-Nonprof Org
Spring 2015

This course is designed to help the student understand and analyze the culture and philosophy of nonprofit organizations in contrast with private and public organizations. The typology used to draw the contrasts will be the historical influences, changing nature, and future directions of nonprofit organizations. 3 credits
3 Credits

MSNM6640 - Devel Strategies Nonprof Org
Spring 2015

This course provides students with an overview of fund development techniques and strategies. Students will learn to analyze the funding opportunities available to their organizations, to employ the correct development techniques and create a comprehensive, long-term development plan. Students will consider their choices in an ethical framework; will match the human resources needed for each development task and to explore local, regional and national resources.
3 Credits

MSNM6650 - Lgl Issues/Gover Nonprofit Org
Spring 2015

This course introduces the student to the legal issues commonly encountered by managers in nonprofit corporations with a focus on the particular challenges of governance in the nonprofit sector.
3 Credits

MSNM6670 - Leadership and Management
Spring 2015

This course focuses on the development of student understanding of leadership theory with a focus on application. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand, inform, and direct the way that leadership is practiced both by themselves and others in their organizations. We focus on the differences in leadership styles, team leadership, and the major theories in this domain. The course relies heavily on case studies to generate discussion on the week?s topics and requires students to assess and develop their own leadership skills based on vignettes that explore student actions. As a deliverable, each student will develop an individual case study on a leader that they have either worked with or respect based on their reputation in the industry.
3 Credits

MSNM7110 - Res/Thesis Proj I- Proposal
Spring 2015

This course allows the student to apply problem-oriented, triangulated research methods learned in Discovery and Assessments for Effective Decision Making (MSNM6620), to an identified problem situation in a nonprofit organization. Students will be mentored by a preceptor from the nonprofit organization and receive advice from a faculty advisor from the college, during the duration of the course. Cooperation between the student, the mentor and the faculty advisor is obtained through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement that satisfies for both MSNMxxxx and MSNMxxxx (Course Appendix A). Students will finalize and submit for approval, a project proposal. The proposal is required to be organizationally and grammatically correct, of graduate quality, and able to be accomplished within the course time limits. The externship experience may occur where the student is currently employed or at another organization. See Course Appendix B for a listing of possible externship sites. Once approved, the student will precede with the initial research, such as problem identification, proposition development, determination of methodology, development and testing of interview questions or questionnaire. Pilot testing may be required. The faculty advisor in consultation with the mentor will determine the final grade of the proposal. 3 credits
Prerequisite: MSNM6620
3 Credits

MSNM7120 - Res/Thesis Project II-Research
Spring 2015

This course is the implementation of the externship project proposal. This covers activities such as data collection, data analysis, presentation of findings, discussion, and conclusion. At a minimum of two alternative solutions to the identified problem should be included in the discussion and the conclusion. The final project has two parts. First, a presentation of the research is given to the faculty advisor, the Bayer Center educational director, the Associate Dean of Business School, the sponsoring organization's executive directory, and other interested parties (i.e., students, community representatives, other faculty). Secondly, a research manuscript is to be presented in a journal. The faculty advisor in a consultation with the Bayer Center educational director and organizational mentor will determine the final grade. 3 credits
Prerequisites: MSNM7110
3 Credits

MSNM7953 - Independent Project
Spring 2015

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3 Credits

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