Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
Activated
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and
Proposal
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Awarded
Academic
Program
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MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
5/18/2017University of Maryland College Park
Proposal
PBCNonprofit Management and Leadership5/18/2017Approved5/30/2017
Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program Description
This new certificate program, derived from the existing Master of Public Policy Program, is designed to provide skills and experiences that will allow students to delve deeply into the challenges facing nonprofit leaders. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership will equip students with the capability to formulate innovative strategies to negotiate the complexities of global philanthropy and non-governmental organization (NGO) leadership. Students will develop entrepreneurial skills, engage in major international issues in the developing world, employ their skills to advance the work of nonprofit organizations, and make a significant difference around the globe. Expected learning outcomes include: understanding the principles and practices of non-profit management; understanding how principles and practices relate to overall management; and possessing the ability to apply the tools and techniques related to leadership and management to address specific issues related to social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. <br> <br>The 12 credit hour program will use existing faculty and facility resources in the existing Master of Science in Public Policy. It is anticipated that 20 students will enroll in the program, which should take one year to complete. <br>