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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nonprofit Management: Theory (BUS-450)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2022 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: compare and contrast the distinguishing features of the nonprofit sector relative to the public and private sectors; describe the role of the nonprofit sector and effective management practice; discuss the unique legal structure of nonprofits and the role of boards in governing them; and outline the process of writing a business plan for a new nonprofit organization. 


Nonprofit Management: Theory (BUS-450) introduces nonprofit organizations and the nonprofit sector within which they are embedded and investigates topics such as the nature of the nonprofit sector, diverse kinds of nonprofits in existence, the phenomenon of philanthropy and volunteering, and the legal and public policy frameworks that establish nonprofits organizations and regulate their activities.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nonprofit Management, Business, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, or Management (2/22).