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Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management (MANPM)

Program Description

1. Be able to plan for short term goals, long term goals and unforeseen events.

  • 1.1 Graduates will be able to design and critique strategic plans.
  • 1.2 Graduates will be able to generate objectives and measures of success from established goals.
  • 1.3 Graduates will be able to monitor and evaluate achievement of goals.
  • 1.4 Graduates will be able to make decisions through the use of analytic tools.

2. Be able to demonstrate entrepreneurial orientation

  • 2.1 Graduates will show evidence of innovativeness.
  • 2.2 Graduates will examine risk-taking values.
  • 2.3 Graduates will be able integrate new markets into non-profit organizations.

3. Be able to implement programs.

  • 3.1 Graduates will be able to assess stakeholder needs.
  • 3.2 Graduates will be able to prepare and assess budgets.
  • 3.3 Graduates will be able to prepare and maintain program records.
  • 3.4 Graduates will be able to write grant proposals.
  • 3.5 Graduates will be able to organize fundraising campaigns.

4. Be able to communicate with the broader community.

  • 4.1 Graduates will be able to write news stories.
  • 4.2 Graduates will apply social media to non-profit organizations.
  • 4.3 Graduates will be able to brand and market the organization.
  • 4.4 Graduates will be able to connect the organization with other organizations.
  • 4.5 Graduates will be able to negotiate agreements.
  • 4.6 Graduates will be able to determine the legal dimensions of internal and external communication.

5. Be able to manage personnel.

  • 5.1 Graduates will examine the history and current status of the US non-profit and global civil society sector.
  • 5.2 Graduates will define and describe the US and global economy by three sectors of business, government and non-profit.
  • 5.3 Graduates will be able to describe the basic regulatory and legal environment by which non-profits operate.
  • 5.4 Graduates will be able to apply project management skills.
  • 5.5 Graduates will demonstrate team work and inter-team collaboration.
  • 5.6 Graduates will be able to help an organization reach its goals.
  • 5.7 Graduates will maximize the development of non-profit organizations.
  • 5.8 Graduates will be able to reconcile the goals of the staff member with those of the organization.
  • 5.9 Graduates will be able to ascertain the role of ethics and social responsibility in the management of non-profit organizations.
  • 5.10 Graduates will be able to describe and discuss social enterprise and its relations to non-profit and civil society sectors.
  • 5.11 Graduates will develop conflict resolution skills.

6. Graduates will be able to lead and contribute to board committee meetings.

  • 6.1 Graduates will demonstrate an ability to prepare exhibits, presentations and written proposals.
  • 6.2 Graduates will determine the value of “follow-up” to insure implementation.
  • 6.3 Graduates will determine the appropriate type of interaction between staff and board members.

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Last updated or reviewed on 1/3/14

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