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Nonprofit Administration


What do neighborhood associations, local development corporations, children and youth groups, religious organizations, museums, advocacy and support groups, chambers of commerce, and community clinics have in common? They are all nonprofit organizations that carry out important public service missions in health, recreation, culture, education, religion, or philanthropy. Thousands of large and small nonprofit organizations in Michigan employ people to work in program and event planning, grant writing, fundraising, public relations, program evaluation, and marketing.

The minor in nonprofit management provides students with knowledge and skills useful in understanding and participating in the work of the nonprofit sector. The minor in nonprofit administration consists of 21 credits. The required courses are:

PA 270 - Public Administration
PA 335 - Grant Writing
PA 360 - Volunteerism and the Nonprofit Sector
PA 420 - Organization Theory
PA 490 - Internship

Two courses can be selected from the following:

PA 311 - Public Sector Information Technology
PA 376 - Public Personnel Policy and Administration
PA 491 - Internship II
PA 495 - Community Analysis
MGT 355 - The Diversified Work Force
MKT 350 - Marketing Management
PA 390 - Leadership Dynamics
SW 453 - Case Management

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