Degree Requirements for Nonprofit Management and Leadership (MS)

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Credits and Courses

The M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership degree requires satisfactory completion of 39 credits of graduate-level course work including 27 credit-hours of required courses and 12 credit-hours of elective courses as noted below. [During the admissions process, students will be asked to show evidence of having satisfactorily completed undergraduate or higher level foundation coursework in the principles of accounting and economics or statistics. Those students who are unable to show such evidence may be admitted with these academic deficiencies but will then meet with their respective academic advisors to identify and obtain approval for what they must do to remove these deficiencies.]

Required Courses (27 Credits)

Introductory Course (3 credits)
One of the following three courses (students may not receive credit toward the degree for more than one of these courses)
Bus Mgmt 718 - Concepts and Practice of Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprof 704 - Seminar in Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprof 789 - Theory and Role of Nonprofit Organizations
Core Courses (21 credits)
Bus Mgmt 721 - Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
Bus Mgmt 724 - Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations
Bus Mgmt 725 - Governance and Executive Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprof 792 - Decision-Making Methods for Nonprofit and Public Organizations
Nonprof 793 - Law of Nonprofit Organizations
One of the following three courses:
Bus Adm 766 - Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprof 705 - Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprof 791 - Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy
One of the following eight courses:
Ad Ldsp 777 - Leadership in Multicultural Organizations
Bus Adm 441 - Diversity in Organizations
Bus Adm 733 - Organizational Development
Bus Mgmt 706 -Managing in a Dynamic Environment
Bus Mgmt 707 -Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
Nonprof 958 - Seminar in Public Administration: Managing Change in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprof 958 - Seminar: International Nongovernmental
Sociol 920 - Race and Ethnic Relations
Capstone Course (3 credits)
BusMgmt 730 - Strategic Management and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations
This course will serve as the integrative “capstone” requirement for the program and must be taken after completing all other required courses (or concurrently with the final required courses).
Elective Courses (12 Credits)
[This is a pre-approved list but not an exhaustive list: students may request alternative courses offered in other departments at UWM – please send an email to HBI with a course description and/or syllabus, and stated reasons why the course being proposed is an appropriate fit for the student’s academic and career goals]
Ad Ldsp 777 - Leadership in Multicultural Organizations
Bus Adm 441 - Diversity in Organizations
Bus Adm 733 - Organizational Development
Bus Adm 737 - Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
Bus Adm 738 - Human Resources Management
Bus Adm 766 - Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Bus Mgmt 706 - Managing in a Dynamic Environment
Bus Mgmt 707 - Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
Bus Mgmt 709 - Data Analysis for Management Applications
Bus Mgmt 710 - Economic Analysis for Managers
Bus Mgmt 715 - Leadership, Teambuilding, and Effective Management
Bus Mgmt 721 - Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Commun 710 - Managerial Communication
Econ 426 - Public Economics (must register as a graduate student)
Ed Psy 720 - Techniques of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Ed Psy 724 - Educational Statistical Methods II
Geog 742 - Urban and Regional Dimensions of Global Economic Change
Pub Adm 769 - Analyzing and Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
Nonprof 705 - Professionals and Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations (if not selected above)
Nonprof 791 - Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy
Nonprof 792 - Decision Making Methods for Nonprofit and Public Organizations
Nonprof 793 - Law of Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprof 958 - Seminar: International Nongovernmental Organizations (if not selected above)
Nonprof 958 - Seminar: Managing Change in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Sociol 443 - Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
Sociol 920 - Race and Ethnic Relations
Soc Wrk 794 - Advanced Research Methods: Evaluating Social Welfare Programs (2 credits)
UrbStd 901 - Seminar: Urban Social Structure
UrbStd 921 - Seminar: Research Methods in Urban Affairs
UrbStd 841 - Health Policy in Urban Society
Total Degree Credits Required: 39 Credit Hours

Thesis

Not Required

Comprehensive Examination

Not Required

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within seven years of initial enrollment.