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The following is a course plan for completing the master’s program in two full years, taking courses as they are currently offered. This plan assumes that the student needs no prerequisites and that the student is taking two courses per semester and two during the summer. Typically courses are offered once a year within a particular semester. Courses offerings may change based on instructor availability or other factors, so you must check Banner to make sure that the course you want is offered when you intend to take it.

Required Courses:

First Year (18 credits)

Second Year (18 credits)

Fall 1st Year
NP 501 Overview of Nonprofit Administration
Fall Elective of your choice

Fall 2nd Year
EC 501 Economics for Nonprofit Managers
Fall Elective of your choice

Spring 1st Year
NP 575 Board and Executive Leadership
MHR 591 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Spring 2nd Year
AC 572 Accounting and Tax Issues for Nonprofit Organizations
NP 595 Integrative Capstone Project

Summer A 1st Year
NP 515 Leadership & Management

Summer A 2nd Year
NP 540 Fundraising for Nonprofit Administrators

Summer B 1st Year
Summer B Elective of your choice

Summer B 2nd Year
Summer B Elective of your choice

Elective Courses:

Internships (NP 510) and Independent Study (NP 580) are offered every term.

Fall Elective Courses:
NP 520 Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations
NP 550 Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation for Nonprofits
NP 560 Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis for Nonprofit Administrators*
*must complete if you have an unmet Research Methods requirement

Spring Elective Courses:
NP 521 Principles of Marketing
NP 530 Professional Communications for Nonprofit Administrators
NP 563 Nonprofit Marketing

Summer Elective Courses:
NP 504
Social Entrepreneurship
NP 541 Advanced Fundraising for Nonprofit Administrators
NP 555 Cultural Diversity
NP 570 Strategic Decision Making
MHR 588 Strategic Human Resource Management OR
MHR 589
Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

Contact Us:

Dani Robbins
Director, Nonprofit Administration
(216) 397-1568, drobbins@jcu.edu

Colleen Sommerfeld
Assistant Dean for Graduate
Recruitment and Retention
(216) 397-4902, gradadmit@jcu.edu

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