Nonprofit Leadership and Administration

The Master of Public Administration nonprofit leadership and administration concentration offered by the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Western Michigan University enhances the capacity of students to effectively administer nonprofit organizations. The program is designed to meet the professional education needs of individuals who currently are, or aspire to, leadership roles in nonprofit organizations.

The concentration is composed of 18 credit hours; nine credit hours of required classes and nine hours of electives.

Required concentration courses

  • PADM 6400: Nonprofit Governance (three credit hours)
  • PADM 6431: Budget Development and Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations (three credit hours)
  • PADM 6441: Human Resources for Nonprofit Organizations (three credit hours)

Elective courses

  • PADM 5830: Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations (three credit hours)
  • PADM 5840: Promoting Nonprofit Organizations (three credit hours)
  • PADM 5870: Fund Raising for Nonprofit Organizations (three credit hours)
  • PADM 6471: Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (three credit hours)
  • PADM 6481: Planning in Nonprofit Organizations (three credit hours)
  • PADM 6461: Evaluation in Nonprofit Organizations (three credit hours)

Capstone

  • PADM 6800: Project Paper Seminar (three credit hours)