Philanthropy and Fundraising

Master of Science in Administration Philanthropy and Fundraising Concentration

Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective: Provides an appropriate educational experience for students who intend to pursue careers in the field of philanthropy and fundraising.  Students will gain an understanding of the history and cultural traditions of philanthropic and fundraising organizations as well as the knowledge to manage such organizations.  Decision-making skills, analysis and integration of theory and application will strengthen students’ understanding of the roles, influence and impact of the discipline in the economic, political, and social arena.


​Degree Requirements
​36 credits
​Core Requirements
​18 credits
​MSA 600
Foundations of Research Methods in Administration​3
​MSA 601
Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior​3
​MSA 602
Financial Analysis, Planning and Control​3
​MSA 603
Strategic Planning for the Administrator​3
​MSA 604
Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism​3
​MSA 699
Applied Research Project in Administration​3
OR MSA 698​​Directed Administrative Portfolio​​3

​Concentration Requirements
​15 credits
​MSA 612
Grants Fiscal Administration
​3
​MSA 643
Administration of Annual, Capital Campaigns and Major Gifts​3
​MSA 644
Philanthropy: The Role of Foundations, Non Profit Organizations in Society​3
​MSA 645
Strategic Philanthropy: Corporations, Foundations, Individuals and Bequests​3
​MSA 646​Foundations of Philanthropic Organizations​​3
​Concentration Electives
3 credits
​EDL 609
Administration of Volunteer Programs​3
​EDL 610
Grants and Funds Procurement​3
​MSA 641​Historical and Cultural Persepectives on Philanthropy​3
​MSA 642​Principles, Theory and Ethical Practices in Fundraising and Grant Making​​3
​RPL 521
​Fund Development and Grant Writing for Public & Non-profit Organizations​3


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