INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In addition to the base program curriculum listed below, international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education, a 3-credit course.

Not-for-Profit Management

Offered Terms

Semester 1

1st  (8 weeks)  


Introduction to NFP Organizations

2nd (8 weeks)  


Financial Management of NFP Organizations*cross list with MBAA 6320

Semester 2

1st  (8 weeks)  


Topics in Board Governance & Management of Volunteers*

2nd (8 weeks)  


Fund Development & Management*

*Courses are offered on a rotational basis

Introduction to Not-for-Profit Organizations

Not-for-profit organizations and the environments they operate in. A profile of the industry and an introduction to a not-for-profit’s organizational purpose, governance and funding structures. Emphasis on ethics and social economic issues and the difficult task of transforming an organization’s purpose into action. A service-learning project will incorporate theories into real-world applications.

Financial Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations

Financial accountability and internal controls. Accounting for basic transactions and events and generation of financial statements. Analysis of financial statements to understand the financial health of an organization. Financial management tools for decision making such as operational forecasts, budgets and incremental analysis.

Topics in Board Governance and Management of Volunteers

Emphasizes importance of volunteers to a not-for-profit enterprise or church. Recruiting and motivation of volunteers. Proper role of the board of directors. Leadership issues and topics. Study best practices in industry, identify industry weaknesses and recommend process improvements.

Fund Development and Management

Development of current and long-range strategic plans. Research and development of actual grant application. Presentation and communication of strategic plan and grant application. Exploration of partnerships and social networks to further an organization’s mission. Sources of funding beyond grants, project management and discussions of industry best practices.

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