The concentration in Nonprofit Management focuses on the business aspects of managing the nonprofit enterprise, including the marketing, fundraising, financing and accounting necessary for sustaining growth and creating change within the nonprofit sector. Students will build skills in the following areas: organizational, board and financial governance; management and administration; leadership; legal and intellectual property issues; organizational development; organizational design; and entrepreneurial issues including marketing and plan development.
ELECTIVE COURSES IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
MGT 328 Finance and Accounting for Nonprofits
Objectives of the course include: expanding awareness of the similarities and differences between financial management of profit-seeking firms and not-for profit firms; understanding the scope and importance of financial management responsibilities within an arts organization; understanding the techniques of day-to-day financial management, with particular emphasis on budgeting, financial statements, internal controls and decision making; developing a thorough understanding of funds accounting and of financial analysis; and providing a useful set of tools for an emerging arts manager, regardless of art form or professional specialty.
ARMGT 350 Theory and Practice of Arts Management
This survey course explores the theories, processes, and practices behind strategic planning and decision-making in arts and cultural organizations today. Practical applications will focus on developing concrete strategies and plans for managing arts and cultural organizations, including business plans and organizational development , managing boards, fund-raising, human resources, facilities, program development including arts education programs, community collaborations, and effective evaluation. Focus on specifics types of arts and/or cultural organizations will depend upon the interest of the individual students in the course.
ARMGT 351 Arts and Cultural Policy
"What is art good for?" is a question that is increasingly posed in public policy circles when the subject of public funding of the arts is raised. Those interested in seeing increased support and development of arts and culture in society - whether through public or private means - are often hard pressed to articulate a satisfactory response. Those with a strong interest in the arts are often inexperienced in the public policy sphere. This course is a critical examination of the theories, concepts, models, and practice of arts and cultural policy. It examines the development of both informal and formal public policies in arts and culture and the theoretical and practical challenges that present themselves in the arts and cultural policy process from agenda setting and formulation to implementation, evaluation, and analysis. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the role of policy in the area of arts and culture with a view towards developing their ability to formulate effective policy applications and solutions.
Additional courses in Nonprofit Management (course descriptions forthcoming)
Leadership and Governance
Marketing for Nonprofits