Elective Courses


Tailor your degree with electives from the courses below, or from the school-wide elective courses.


Sample of elective courses for the Fall term on Saturdays:

Leveraging Nonprofit Boards for Organizational Success

Performance Measurement and Management

Conflict Management and Negotiation

Strategic Communications for Nonprofit and Public Managers

Design Thinking: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving and Creating Impact

The Intersection of Operations and Policy: A Multimedia Learning Experience in the New York City Family Homeless Shelter System

Project Management

Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

Digital Innovation Lab


Sample of elective courses for the Fall term in the evening:

Leadership and Social Transformation

Control & Accountability in Organizations: Executive Decision Making

Race, Identity, and Inclusion

Principles of Human Resources Management for Health Care

Institutions, Governance, and Public Sector Reform (meets mid-day)

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation By Design

Nonprofit Governance

Nonprofit Law


Sample of elective courses for the Spring term on Saturdays:

Multi-Sector Partnerships: A Comparative Perspective

Managing Service Delivery

Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Skills for Managers

Tools for Managing Nonprofits: Compliance, Internal Controls and Ethics

Developing Human Resources


Sample of elective courses for the Spring term in the evening:

Governance of Public/Private Finance: Policy, Law & Business

Digital Innovation Lab

The Legal Context for Policy and Public Management

Systems Thinking & Information Management

Understanding Social Enterprise

Corporate Philanthropy and Engagement

Corporate Social Responsibility: Defining Models and Understanding Partnerships Through Social Finance

Education and Social Policy


Sample of elective courses in the Summer term:

Online Engagement Strategy: Leveraging the Web and Social Media for Good

Women and Men in the Workplace

Contracts: What the Non-Lawyer Should Know

Community Organizing

Data-Driven Performance

ADditional options

You may also choose electives from a wide array of Wagner courses.



Environment, Infrastructure, and Sustainability





Inequality, Race, and Poverty

International Development



Social Innovation