Students must satisfy a minimum of 9 credits of Management Courses
PMGT 601: Leadership and Self Development. This course helps students define leadership styles and set personal goals. Students integrate conceptual knowledge and self awareness within the context of ethical practice, social responsibility, and innovative practice.
PMGT 606: Managing an Organization This course explores the fundamentals of managing a small or medium size organization. Ethics and social responsibility, legal principles, building and leading a team, business/organizational planning and development, human resource and diversity issues, international market implications will be covered.
PMGT 611: Communications. The fundamentals of effective marketing, public relations, negotiation, contracts and grant writing essentials, presentation skills, and crisis communications.
PMGT 616: Financial Skills. The fundamentals of accounting, financial planning, budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, and cash flow management.
PMGT 626: Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This course provides the broad knowledge necessary to successfully understand and contribute to the nonprofit organization. Topics covered include: understanding the place of nonprofits in society; developing, guiding and managing a board; program development and evaluation; volunteer development and management; fundraising and development; ePhilanthropy and other selected topics.
PMGT 628: Principles of Cultural Mediation Cultural workers and other stakeholders in the art and cultural sustainability sector may find themselves in the position to serve as mediator/facilitator in a variety of communities and/or organizations. Without the recognition of difference of opinion, viewpoints, and individual value systems, conversations around divisive issues can often be dominated by polarized and destructive debate. Creating a space for dialogue can allow for these multiple viewpoints to be shared, with a desire to understand and learn from those that view the world differently. This course will present a framework for understanding what dialogue is and the mediator/facilitator role in bridging cultural differences to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome.
PMGT 630: Designing and Delivering a Learning Experience. This course will engage students in preparing for, planning, and delivering a learning experience. Course topic will include analyzing and targeting a specific audience; choosing appropriate teaching methods for a given audience; developing and producing content; facilitating discussions; and using an array of top technology tools. Participants will be introduced to prominent threories of teaching and learning, and will be challenged, throughout the course, to integrate the theories in practical applications. Emphasis is on relevancy to a participant's field of study. The course will culminate in participants delivering an impactful learning experience in a face-to-face or online environment, or other medium of their choice.
PMGT 631: Public Administration. This course prepares students for working in and understanding the management and authorization processes of public administrative settings.
PMGT 636: Social Entrepreneurship for Advocates and Change Makers. Exploration of innovative responses to social needs, the role of private initiatives, for-profits and not-for-profits, and the challenges associated with these initiatives in the U.S. and internationally. Theoretical issues: defining the social good and assessing the role of market forces, philanthropy, and government are reviewed. Practical issues: developing an organizational mission, recognizing specific opportunities for social improvement, forming an enterprise or working in an organization that responds to those opportunities, developing organizational and funding strategies.
PMGT 650: Models of Social Entrepreneurship. This course explores different models of how people are working to change the world in positive ways. Looking beyond the traditional categories of non-profit, for-profit, government and education, innovative models that are being developed to address the pressing social and environmental issues faced by communities are identified and analyzed. The topics include: grounding & tools for analysis; community capital; partnerships, networks and coalition building; hybrid organizations: re-envisioning value & organizational goals; sharpening skills: developing your own models.
PMGT 641: Social Networks and New Media. Introduction to using social networks, open source technology and emerging new media to engage in "community building." This course introduces students to concepts related to virtual communities and skills in teamwork, consensus building, and empowerment. It also discusses the ethical, legal and provenance issues that arise.
PMGT 643 Professional Communications I: Writing for Different Audiences and Outlets
This course gives an overview of the elements of effective professional communications, including writing clear, concise copy; communicating ideas across a platform of mediums; and identifying and writing to specific audiences. This course will explore these communications elements as they apply to nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations, arts organizations, and self-promotion.
PMGT 644 Professional Communications II: Strategies for Reaching the Media and Other Key Constituencies
This course gives an overview of the elements of effective professional communications, including writing clear, concise copy; successful public relations strategies; traditional and current marketing principles; crisis management; and using emerging technologies, such as social media. This course will explore these communications elements as they apply to nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations, arts organizations, and self-promotion.
PMGT 646: Grant Writing and Fundraising.
This course provides guidance and resources in the craft of grant writing and other elements of fundraising for programs and organizations. Topics include private and public funders, grantsmanship, grant management, innovations in fundraising and broader issues surrounding philanthropy, community, and service.