Course Description This course covers traditional Christian leadership development theory as well as providing a survey of theories on leadership. The first part of the course focuses on life reflection within a Christian context in order to develop a philosophy of ministry. The last part of this course focuses on how to lead effectively in …
Meets Degree Requirements for: BS Business Nonprofit Concentration
An examination of the theory and practice of organizational behavior management from the line manager’s perspective.
A study of cultural dimensions of individual and organizational cultures. The learners will be able to utilize tools to analyze individual and organizational aspects of culture. They will evaluate an organization’s culture and how its cultural distinctive impact and relate to its customers, and employees and overall market.
This course is a study of advanced marketing management, especially product, price, promotion, and distribution problem solving. The legal and social environment within which marketing problems occur is also discussed.
This course will focus on grant and proposal writing covering the research and prospect identification process, foundation grants, government grants and the relational process of grant approvals.
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of Christian community development in an increasingly interconnected, urban world. Students will be equipped to develop church-based, holistic community development strategies that cultivate community assets and empower indigenous leadership in low-income communities. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of fundraising, shared vision, and resource development for various anti-poverty strategies.
This course will examine the urban context and the church’s opportunity for successful and sustainable youth programs that earn the right to have a transformative impact on youth, their families, and social and community systems. Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of holistic youth development. By nurturing an excitement about meeting and building transformational relationships with young people, students will be equipped to develop indigenous, asset-based, student-led, programs and services for youth who call the city their home.
The focus of this course is financial planning, including such topics as: basic planning and leadership principles, underlying organizational issues involved with planning and budgeting, financial planning principles and practices, including in-depth analysis of one organization’s planning process, knowledge of how organizational ethics, norms, strategic planning and direction influence both its income and expenses.
A study of the concepts and principles of fundraising for nonprofits. The students will explore fundraising strategies, including basic planning and management principles, underlying organizational issues involved with planning and solicitation, including in-depth analysis of one organization’s planning process and audit, knowledge of how organizational ethics, norms, strategic planning and direction influence both the funding and their ability to meet the donor’s needs.
This course covers the nonprofit startup process and the board development. The course centers around a final project where the student 1) completes or reviews nonprofit startup documents 2) writes an executive summary board development best practices based on course materials 3) develops a comprehensive board manual.