Academic Catalog

NPAD - Non-profit Admin (NPAD)

NPAD U201  Nonprofit Leadership Workshop  1 Credit Hour  

Application of knowledge and skills reflecting essential nonprofit competencies of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification (CNP), practical experience in nonprofit organizations, leadership abilities, and meaningful service. May be repeated for a maximum of four semester hours.

NPAD U301  The Nonprofit Sector in the United States  3 Credit Hours  

The importance of the nonprofit sector in the United States emphasizing the history, the relationship to business and government and the place of the nonprofit sector within American society generally.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing (30 semester hours).  
NPAD U302  Nonprofit Leadership  3 Credit Hours  

The fundamentals of nonprofit administration to include leadership, legal foundations, board development, the role of volunteers, nonprofit advocacy and ethics.

NPAD U303  Nonprofit Financial Administration  3 Credit Hours  

Financial management within the nonprofit sector emphasizing strategic planning, budgeting, accountability, risk management and control.

Prerequisite(s): NPAD U302 or consent of instructor.  
NPAD U304  Fund Raising for Nonprofit Organizations  3 Credit Hours  

Fundamentals of resource development in the nonprofit sector including strategic planning, principles of philanthropy, proposal writing, event planning, and charitable trusts.

Prerequisite(s): NPAD U302 or consent of instructor.  
NPAD U399  Independent Study  1-4 Credit Hours  

An individualized, contracted program of study planned in conjunction with a faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): NPAD U301 and consent of instructor.  
NPAD U401  Topics in Nonprofit Leadership  3 Credit Hours  

Study in selected topics in nonprofit administration. Emphasis upon competencies necessary for emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. May be repeated with permission of advisor.

Prerequisite(s): NPAD U301.  
NPAD U404  Social Entrepreneurship  3 Credit Hours  

Introduction to the history, theory and emerging activities of social entrepreneurship. Course topics also cover nonprofit administration skills for social entrepreneurial organizations, scaling of social impact, and social performance measurement.

Prerequisite(s): NPAD U301 or consent of instructor.  
NPAD U499  Field Experience in Nonprofit Leadership  1-6 Credit Hours  

Supervised work experience in a nonprofit organization. Forty-five hours of work for each credit hour are required.

Prerequisite(s): NPAD U301; junior or senior standing; and consent of instructor.