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Minor in 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 449 - Policy Research & Evaluation
  • PA 491 - Internship II
  • MGT 355 - The Diversified Work Force
  • MKT 350 - Marketing Management
  • PA 390 - Leadership Dynamics
  • SW 453 - Case Management