The specialization in Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations gives you the breadth and depth of skills you'll need to lead and manage organizations around the world.
The links between today's public, nonprofit, and private sectors are intricate and fluid. To be an effective manager or leader in one sector, you'll have to appreciate the demands, constraints, and opportunities of other sectors.
After completing a core management course, you'll take courses in three areas of expertise: Strategy & Organizations, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Performance Management.
DEGREE CORE COURSES
Students complete the following courses:
Students must also complete 6 credits from the following areas of expertise:
Strategy & Organizations
You will learn to design organizations, systems, and strategies that anticipate and respond effectively to dynamic and complex environments. Through these courses, you'll develop an understanding of the multiple stakeholders for which organizations are responsible and the collaborative and competitive dynamics in fields and sectors. It helps you understand the "big picture" as you build organizations for long-term prosperity. The required course in this area is PADM-GP 2110, Strategic Management.
Human Resources & Organizational Behavior
This area of expertise develops your skills in a variety of interpersonal, organizational, and leadership processes. This includes: supervising and motivating employees to do their best work, working in groups and teams, influencing up and down hierarchies and across social networks, negotiating and managing conflict with others, learning from cultural diversity, and reflecting on and changing your own practice. You will learn to manage yourself and others in organizational contexts. The required course in this area is PADM-GP 2135, Developing Human Resources.
Organizational Performance Management
You will learn to plan and manage the day-to-day work of organizations by building appropriate infrastructures and systems to ensure their success. You'll gain the skills to manage operations, measure performance, analyze data, and report outcomes for all stages in the production process—from inputs (e.g., financial and human resources), to operational activities (e.g., project planning, budgeting and service delivery), to short-term outputs, to long-term outcomes. The required course in this area is PADM-GP 2170, Performance Measurement & Management.
Choose electives from a wide array of Wagner courses.