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~ 2015-16 Catalog


BA 430A/530A Nonprofit Grant Writing and Government Relations
4 credits

Surveys a nonprofit manager’s primary areas of responsibility, including strategic planning, organizational change and development, locating and securing grants, and developing outcome-based assessment tools. Emphasizes assessing and evaluating grants-based programs.  (Cross-listed with PS 430A and PS 530A.)

BA 430B/530B Nonprofit Volunteerism, Board Development and Community Mobilization
2 credits

Surveys the nonprofit manager's areas of responsibility in leading volunteers, volunteer management, and board development and management. Emphasizes the importance of strategically mobilizing community involvement. (Cross-listed with PS 430B and PS 530B.)

BA 460B/560B Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management
4 credits

Focuses on the theory and practice of accounting and financial management for not-for-profit organizations. Helps students learn about the nature and responsibilities of financial management in the nonprofit sector. Studies accrual, cash, and fund accounting. Explores strategies to present budgets to the board of directors. Emphasizes understanding and interpretation of nonprofit financial statements, risk management, the art of building budgets, and the importance of financials in managing an organization and nonprofit board. Open to all majors.

BA 468/568 Principles of Marketing, Public Relations and Fundraising
2 credits

Introduces effective fundraising and nonprofit marketing principles. Explores the relationship between fundraising, public relations, and marketing. Emphasizes the importance of an agency’s overall connection with the community. Covers key principles such as readiness, ethical standards, and donor management. Addresses concepts and practices, including building community awareness, client awareness, direct and indirect methods of solicitation, annual funds, special events, and capital campaigns.

BA 480/580 Nonprofit Theory and Leadership
4 credits

Introduces the important social, political, and economic aspects of organizations and activities in the third, or “independent,” sector. The nonprofit sector is neither government nor business, but reflects an important part of our national economy. Explores the size, scope, history, and important structural dimensions of the sector. Using regional nonprofit leaders as class speakers, students are exposed to differing styles and common practices used to lead in this sector. Approved for University Studies (Integration). Approved for University Studies (Integration - Strand I).

BA 409/509  Internship
4 credits

Provides an opportunity to apply academic concepts in real-world work settings, including for-profit, nonprofit, and government organizations (arranged through the School of Business Internship Coordinator). Internships are usually conducted during senior year and must be approved prior to start of work experience. Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5 in BA courses and have completed all appropriate coursework in the major. Advisor approval is required if course is taken for elective credit. This class will meet the first five weeks of the term. For BA 409, 4 credits represents 120 hours in the workplace. For Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) Business majors only. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: BA 324.

Approved Elective
4 credits

Courses approved for elective credit are offered in Business, Communication, Psychology, Political Science, Health, Applied Media, and Writing.  See Catalog for detailed list.

24 Total Credits