Nonprofit Administration Courses

NPA  612 - Research and Evaluation Methods (3)

Research designs and methodologies utilized in the investigation of organizations, social problems, and assessment of program outcomes are introduced. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are examined. Students begin preparations for the Summary Research project.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  614 - Data Analysis (3)

Explores the basic techniques of qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Students continue preparations for their Summary Research project.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  616 - Summary Project (3)

Students complete a research or evaluation project based on preparations made in the previous two courses (NA 612 and 614). The project involves data collection and analysis and can be completed for the student's place of work or another nonprofit organization. Students prepare both a written research report and an oral presentation.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  631 - Human Resources and Volunteer Management (3)

Investigates current issues in the effective management of employees and volunteers in nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  638 - Organizational Effectiveness: Management and Leadership (4)


Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  671 - Navigating and Negotiating in the Nonprofit Sector (4)


Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  672 - Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3)

Considers the principles and practices of marketing and public relations as applied to the needs of nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  673 - Nonprofit Development and Fundraising (3)

Studies the principles and practices of fundraising and long- term development planning for nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  674 - The Law of Nonprofit Organizations (3)

Provides an introduction to selected legal issues affecting nonprofit organizations including liability, contracts, procedures related to boards of directors and members, incorporation and bylaws, tax exemption and reporting requirements, political advocacy, and relations with government and private funders.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  675 - Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3)

Introduces students to a broad range of financial management fund accounting, budgeting, cash-flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants, and contracts as applied to nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  677 - Governance and Strategic Planning (3)

Investigates the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit governing boards, the function and methodology of strategic planning, and the measurement of organizational effectiveness in nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  678 - Nonprofits and Public Policy (3)

Explores the role of nonprofit organizations in the formation and implementation of public policy in the United States, including the political functions of the nonprofit sector, the implementation of government programs by nonprofit organizations, and the roles of nonprofit advocacy and lobbying in government decision-making.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. Restricted to Graduate level; Nonprofit Administration majors; Graduate (Masters) class

NPA  681 - Performance Measures and Program Evaluation (3)

Introduces methodologies of measuring performance in nonprofit organizations and examines various techniques of program evaluation used to determine the outcomes of nonprofit programs.
Restricted to Public Administration majors

NPA  682 - Earned Income and Government Contracting (3)

Considers the role and methodology of earned income in funding nonprofit organizations and explores the role of government contracting in the provision of services by nonprofit organizations.
Restricted to Nonprofit Administration majors

NPA  683 - NGOs and the International Nonprofit Sector (3)

Surveys the nongovernmental sector outside of the United States and compares it to the nonprofit sector in the U.S. An optional immersion experience abroad is included in the course.
Restricted to Public Administration majors

NPA  684 - MNA Capstone (3)

In this final course in the MNA program, students complete a portfolio that integrates their learning from the entire program and encapsulates the results of their work. The portfolio provides students with documentation of their knowledge which can be shown to prospective or current employers.
Restricted to Public Administration majors

NPA  699 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

By special arrangement.
College restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. Restricted to Nonprofit Administration majors