2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) 
    
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2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership


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Nonprofit organizations employ a sizable and increasing share of the nation’s workforce, with employment growth outpacing a number of major industries. The M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership blends academic theory with hands-on experience so students can learn, explore, and apply strategies related to the nonprofit sector. Students gain the management and organizational skills they need to lead diverse and complex nonprofit organizations and to serve as social change agents in local and global communities.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply concepts, principles, and processes related to nonprofit organizations in domestic and international settings.
  2. Apply relevant ethical and legal guidelines and practices in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  3. Understand cultural diversity issues and apply cultural competency in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  4. Understand and use appropriate statistics, research methodology, and program evaluation to conduct research related to public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  5. Apply concepts, principles, and processes related to budget, finance, resource development, and strategic planning to nonprofit organizations.
  6. Apply strategies related to marketing, public relations, and communication in nonprofit organizations.
  7. Understand and apply strategies for acquiring, managing, developing, and retaining volunteers and board members in nonprofit organizations.
  8. Understand and apply theories, concepts, and practices related to leading and managing in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  9. Understand and apply theories, policies, and practices of governance across sectors, domestically and internationally, in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
  10. Apply concepts, theories, and skills gained to create positive social change to public, private, and nonprofit organizations in domestic and international communities.

Degree Requirements

  • 51 total quarter credit hours
  • Foundation course (1 cr.)
  • Core courses (45 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Curriculum


Course Sequence


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

NPMG 6115 - Foundations for Graduate Study

1 cr.

NPMG 6200 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

5 cr.

2

NPMG 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice

5 cr.

NPMG 6420 - Organizational Leadership and Management

5 cr.

3

NPMG 6431 - Finance and Budgeting for the Nonprofit Sector

5 cr.

NPMG 6435 - Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce

5 cr.

4

NPMG 6451 - Board Governance and Volunteer Management

5 cr.

NPMG 6465 - Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination

5 cr.

5

NPMG 6461 - Resource Development

5 cr.

NPMG 6480 - Applied Research and Evaluation Methods

5 cr.

6

NPMG 6910 - M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Capstone

5 cr.

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