NGO Development & Operations:

Why Choose NGO Development & Operations?

A concentration in NGO development and operations teaches you how a non-profit organization operates, and equips you to manage your own NGO by gaining skills in accounting, business relations, human resources, and learning best practices for marketing and management. Study the role of culture in business, and develop skills in cross-cultural communication and negotiations.

The study of the fundamental accounting systems used by government, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other not-for-profit organizations. Topics include the budgeting process, and the analysis and interpretation of governmental and not-for-profit financial statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 322. Offered in the Fall semester.
Application of behavioral sciences to management. The examination of contemporary theories and principles of human behavior. Topics include perception, personality, attitudes, emotions, motivation, leadership, decision making, communication, group processes, diversity, organizational change, self-awareness, and stress management. A research paper and case analysis are required.
Issues facing managers in third-sector organizations. Studies of the mission and objectives pursued, strategic leadership and board composition, organizational structure and operation, marketing and fund-raising, financial management, training and motivation of volunteers, assessment of stakeholder satisfaction and overall operating effectiveness. A major field project and a library research project are required.
Topics of current interests in the business area not ordinarily covered in-depth in regular courses. Repeatable to 15 credits.
Study of the role of culture in business, aims to develop skills in cross-cultural communication and negotiations; and prepare the student for the increasing cultural diversity in the workplace. A research paper and a project are required.
Topics may include human resources planning, job analysis and design, recruitment, screening and selection, training and career development, performance evaluation, compensation and rewards, affirmative action, discipline, unions, grievances, and conflict resolution. Emphasis on cases, projects, and research.
Examination of intercultural communication issues with specific applications to student's chosen fields of enquiry or employment. Students explore critical issues influencing the effectiveness of their interaction with individuals from varied cultures in specific organizational and societal contexts.
Examines the meaning and role of marketing concepts and tools agencies, foundations, and churches. The role of activities such as marketing research, product development, pricing, advertising, publicity, personal selling, and marketing control are examined in the non-profit sector. Prerequisite: MKTG 680 or permission of instructor.