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The Master of Science in Non-Profit Management (MSNPM) degree program is designed to prepare students to manage and/or lead the activities of non-profit organizations. Students can apply the critical business skills in the context of mission-based organizations, ensuring the ethical and effective distribution of resources in pursuit of the stated mission of the organization.
- Evaluate management practices in mission-based organizations in terms of human impact and financial impact over the short and medium term.
- Apply ethical principles and generally accepted operational practices to the management functions of a non-profit setting.
- Provide accurate advice and counsel to appropriate stakeholders regarding basic non-profit regulatory issues and management practice to specific situations, and provide referrals to appropriate experts when necessary.
- Implement and revise motivational practices and systems that meet the strategies and constraints of the work environment.
- Design and execute employee communication plans toward expressed organizational goals.
- Evaluate the skills and capabilities of individuals relative to specific organizational settings and provide counsel where organizational systems and processes are inconsistent with competencies of the existing workforce.
- Demonstrate the value-added contribution of mission execution to the community and other relevant stakeholders.
The MSNPM degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours distributed as follows: core requirements, 12 credit hours; specialty area requirements, 18 credit hours.