6 classes, 6 credit hours each, and within two years, you have a Master's degree. Our Lady of the Lake University offers the new Master of Science in Non-Profit Management degree. The best thing about it is that it is offered COMPLETELY ONLINE!
Students learn about the non-profit industry while learning how to manage and lead a non-profit entity with business acumen. Courses teach students how to handle finance, marketing, human resources, legal, leadership, and management responsibilities in order to achieve and succeed.
NPMT 8600- Leading & Managing Non-Profits
This course will cover the unique environment that leaders and managers of non-profits encounter. Topics covered include: Understanding your leadership style; leading volunteers, employee motivation and satisfaction, productivity and performance management.
NPMT 8605- Marketing for Non-Profits
This course will cover the various functions of marketing. It will address methods to effectively manage and implement a marketing budget and strategy.
Prerequisites: NPMT 8600
NPMT 8610- Finance & Accounting for Non-Profits
Emphasizes the development of skills necessary for sound financial decision making within a non-profit. Includes financial ratio analysis, capital budgeting, risk and return analysis and financial forecasting.
Prerequisites: NPMT 8600 & 8605
NPMT 8615- Operations & Administration of Non-Profits
This course will address how to effectively integrate the numerous functional areas/activities of a non-profit, such as Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Marketing, etc.
Prerequisites: NPMT 8600, 8605, & 8610
NPMT 8620- The Legal Landscape of Non-Profits
Legal and ethical study of business with the focus on the Non-Profit sector. Specifically, the judicial system, cost of litigation vs. alternative dispute resolution techniques, and current issues at the federal and state level in areas such as contracts, torts, product liability, deceptive trade, property, business enterprises, electronic commerce, employment and international law. Focus on ethical dilemmas faced in today's business environment.
Prerequisites: NPMT 8600, 8605, 8610, &8615
NPMT 8625- Strategic Management for Non-Profits
An integrative capstone course to be taken in the final trimester. Examines the role of top management in creating a vision for the enterprise and integrating resources to achieve a competitive advantage in carrying out its mission. Focuses on total enterprise objectives with societal values and a global economy.