The MPA specialization in Nonprofit Administration is designed for students interested in initiating or advancing their careers in the management of private, voluntary, or nonprofit organizations. There are some 1.2 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S. today, including 30,000 in New York City, America's nonprofit capital. New York's nonprofit sector has an incredible variety of organizations: from small, community-based organizations to the headquarters of large, national organizations that are household names. They include organizations involved in human services, community and economic development, health care, arts and culture, advocacy, and international assistance.
Coursework is designed specifically for the nonprofit leader, including topics like grantsmanship and fundraising, working with boards and trustees, recruiting volunteers, financial management, community and governmental relations, and strategic planning. Baruch MPA graduates hold a wide range of nonprofit positions, like president or executive director of national and local nonprofit organizations, chief financial officer, vice-president for human resources, and other top management and program administration positions.
Students who wish to concentrate their MPA studies in Nonprofit Administration must complete four graduate courses (12 credits), of which there are two required and two elective courses. Electives are to be selected from the list below. Students must also complete an additional two courses (6 credits) of their choice. These are considered free electives and may be chosen from this or any other of our specializations.
|PAF 9151 -||Administration of Not-for-Profit and Voluntary Agencies||3|
|PAF 9153 -||Budgeting and Finance for Nonprofits||3|
|PAF 9010 -||Ethics and Public Decision Making||3|
|PAF 9109 -||Government Contracting||3|
|PAF 9136 -||Urban Economic Development||3|
|PAF 9139||Communication Strategy||3|
|PAF 9150 -||Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector||3|
|PAF 9152 -||Fund Raising and Grants Administration in Not-for-Profit and Voluntary Organizations||3|
|PAF 9156 -||Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery||3|
|PAF 9157 -||Intro to Philanthropy||3|
|PAF 9158 -||Religion, Nonprofits, Politics, and Policy||3|
|PAF 9160 -||Public and Nonprofit Management II||3|
|PAF 9171 -||Human Services Administration||3|
|PAF 9181 -||Comparative Public Administration||3|
|PAF 9299 -||Selected Topics in Nonprofit Management||3|
|PAF 9710 -||Health and Health Care||3|