Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

Within the Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities specialization, you will discuss what sustainability and livability mean and explore a wide range of tools, strategies, and skills you can use to create sustainable communities that are more environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable. You will also examine planning processes, approaches, and policies that can help you address a variety of complex and interrelated issues involving multiple stakeholders.

  • 63 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Each 11-week course is delivered in a prescribed sequence.
Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code NPMG 6116 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code NPMG 6200 Course Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code NPMG 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code NPMG 6420 Course Organizational Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code NPMG 6435 Course Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code NPMG 6451 Course Board Governance and Volunteer Management Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code NPMG 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code NPMG 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code NPMG 6461 Course Resource Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code NPMG 6820 Course Elements of Sustainable and Livable Communities Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code NPMG 6821 Course Tools for Sustainable Community Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code NPMG 6822 Course Current Issues in Regional and Local Public Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7 Course Code NPMG 6910 Course MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Capstone Credits (5 cr.)
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