NPM (Nonprofit Management)

 NPM 200 Independent Study in Nonprofit Management (1-4 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.) 

NPM 220 The Nonprofit Sector (4 hours)

Through both readings and field experience in nonprofits students will explore the nonprofit sector beginning with the mission of nonprofits. The traditional functions of any business will be explored along with the functions specific to nonprofits such as fund development and the management of volunteers. Current topics in nonprofits including connected capitalism will be included. Professional development of students is emphasized.

NPM 235 Museum Studies (4 hours)

This course explores the evolving function of museums in society and methods of museum studies.  Students study the history, finance, ethics, law, nonprofit, administration, development, grant writing, interpretation and educational programming of museums.  Students are introduced to new aspects of exhibition design, marketing, and outreach.  Various museum career options are explored. 

NPM 265 Nonprofit Communications (4 hours)

This course will focus on strategic communication for nonprofits and help students develop the skills necessary to frame messages for different situations and audiences. Students will learn to produce documents such as solicitation letters, proposals and newsletter articles that reflect an understanding of both the organization’s and the audience’s needs.  In addition they will learn the basics of making effective oral presentations and persuasive speeches. Offered in spring semester of alternate years.

NPM 290 Special Topics in Nonprofit Management (1-4 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.


NPM 400 Advanced Independent Study in Nonprofit Management (1-4 hours)

This course provides the opportunity for an advanced, intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)


NPM 469 Seminar in Nonprofit Management (4 hours)

Through the use of case studies, students will apply their nonprofit knowledge in addition to learning about the successes and challenges facing nonprofits.  Topics to be covered include nonprofit marketing, HRM, grant writing, accounting, and strategic planning.  Students will also manage the student-created nonprofit, LAB Bridge.  This is the senior capstone course for the Nonprofit minor. Prerequisites: NPM 220, NPM 265, and BUS 290 Special Topics in Business Administration: Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting.

NPM 490 Advanced Special Topics in Nonprofit Management (1-4 hours)

Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.

NPM 495 Internship in Nonprofit Management (1-12 hours)

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to have an application (which satisfies all internship requirements developed by the academic program that oversees the internship) and to obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study. All internships are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course.