Fundamentals of Finance for Non-profit and Public Sector Management

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Winter 2018
Spring 2018
Credits per quarter

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economics, management, community organization

One common trait shared by successful non-profit and public sector managers is their ability to develop and strengthen the financial sustainability and management capability of their organizations, and to assess the impacts of economic public policy measures on the daily operation of their businesses. This two-quarter program will provide fundamental knowledge and skills in the areas of business management, economic policy, finance and accounting for non-profit and public sector organizations. 

Students will have the opportunity to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities arising from working in the field of non-profit and public sector management, and to investigate several key aspects of the non-profit business management, specifically, funding proposal development, accounting, finance and leadership development. We will discuss topics related to the economic policy issues that affect the financial sustainability of non-profit social enterprises, such as banking and monetary policy, taxation and globalization.

This program is intended for students interested in the fields of non-profit and public-sector management, public finance, accounting, and leadership development. Case studies and program learning practicum will center on non-profit and public sector organizations both domestic and international. This program will also include an in-service learning component (1 hour per week) with a local non-profit organization or public institution.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: Non-profit and public sector management, organizational development, social entrepreneurship and financial management.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Weekend

Located in: Olympia

Final schedule and room assignment:


Advertised schedule:

Saturdays 9:30a-5:00p

2017-07-06New Winter/Spring offering added