Oglethorpe’s Nonprofit Management minor will be offered in the Adult Degree Program for the first time in the Fall 2016 semester!
Nonprofit organizations have an important, valuable role to play in the world today; they address difficult questions, take on tough challenges, and deliver life-changing services to those who need them most. If you’re a logistics whiz with the will to help others (and maybe help change the world), this may be a good fit for you.
The following foundational courses will be offered in the Fall 2016 semester:
Non Profit Sector (NPM 220) Monday/Wednesday 6:00-8:10 p.m. (8 Weeks-Fall Session II)
Through both readings and field experience in nonprofits, students will explore the nonprofit sector beginning with the mission of nonprofits. The traditional function of any business will be explored with the functions specific to nonprofits such as fund development and the management of volunteers. Current topics in nonprofits including connected capitalism will be included. Professional development of students is emphasized. Course serves as the introductory course to the Nonprofit Management minor. Electives include courses on business law; art, museum, and theater management; the new American city; urban ecology; and economic development.
Museum Studies (NPM 290) Monday/Wednesday 4:00-5:30 p.m. (16 weeks)
This course examines the purpose, role and methods of museums and museum work. Students will study the history of museums, financial and ethical ramifications of collections management and educational programming within the context of the museum. Students will have an introduction to the disciplines in the museum and new developments in management, marketing, and outreach. The course will provide students with an opportunity to explore the various aspects of a career in museums, from administration to education, curatorial work to design and implementation.
One of the program’s most distinctive aspects is the dedication to experiential learning and hands-on training. With a minor in nonprofit management, you’ll complete a full 100 hours of field experience. This invaluable chance to learn by doing will help you gain the confidence and knowledge to hit the ground running in your very first position. You’ll also collaborate with your classmates to manage LAB Bridge, a nonprofit organization formed on campus.